I added a zrtsi z wave controller to smartthings and Alexa. However, it shows up as a dimmer switch so I can lower and raise the blinds by saying “turn off blind one”. But the remote allows you to stop the blind wherever you want but I can’t figure out how to get that functionality in Alexa or the mobile app of smartthings. Anyone have this working?
what is a virtual switch or how do I set that up
With zwave you only have 3 options. Closed/Open or at the Preset level (which is 50% dimmed).
You don’t need a virtual switch just change out the device handler. I use @E_Sch handler found in the above thread (https://github.com/imnotbob/SmartThings-1/blob/Develop/somfy_shades.groovy) It has a layout that is probably what you are looking for.
How to install a DH – look for “USING A CUSTOM DEVICE TYPE HANDLER”
Look at Ask Alexa. You can create rules that are more natural.
Right now I can say.
“Alexa, ask smartthings to open shades halfway”
Looks like the link doesn’t work. Can you post the code?