It’s been a long time since live been on here!
I’m looking at what seems to be a great deal on these nutone zwave switches but I want to make sure they’ll do what I need before I buy them.
Most of my home automation has lately been directly over internet (through smartlife or similar apps and hardware) to direct control from Amazon Alexa devices or automaton; but I still have my SmartThings system, mainly doing AC and a few other tasks.
I have some automated lights through Smartlife and they are currently controlled by both Alexa as well as wall switches, also through the Smartlife system (I just disconnected the switched wire to the lights and wired them to the always hot wire.) I had to put 4x automation programs into smartlife for each room so the switch position follows the light’s actual mode (since it’s not always controlled by the switch)
What I want to do is replace the light switches with these nutone nwt00z zwave switches so I can use the other switches in other positions around the house.
I guess my questions are:
- will these switches connect and communicate with smartthings without having a nutone “real” switch (that switches a wire)? - it looks looks they should but I didn’t see specifically that they will.
- can I use these switches to control a light either between ST and smartlife or ST and Alexa (then between Alexa and smartlife) so the switch position (on/off) and the lights follow each other?
- if 1 and 2 above work, does anybody know if the dimming capability of the switch can be forwarded through the network of controllers to work properly in the end?
Thank you in advance if anybody has any insight!