I know this is a really old post, but if you’re still waiting for the Remotec ZXT-310, it’s a great product and I’ve created a DTH for it.
I didn’t implement the database of IR codes because most of the list is for TVs and it doesn’t include codes for any of the devices I own. Another reason I didn’t implement it is that changing the code list number for a channel wipes out all the custom codes learned for that channel and I think those are a lot more important.
Universal remotes are a lot cheaper so instead of trying to implement a fully functional remote I focused on making it usable with SHM and Smart Lighting.
I have done this with the ecolink or Schlage door sensors. I removed the old alarm panel keeping track of which wires went where and attached 1 of the z-wave door sensors to each zone (they have a wired attachment point inside the sensor). Then lined them all up in the box and paired them into Smartthings.
I even removed the 2 keypad panels in the house and replaced them with iPad minis in flush wall mounts that run Action Tiles (formerly Smart Tiles) so that I can still use it as a security panel with the bonus of controlling other items as well. It was a little tricky to power them, but my original alarm power box had an outlet so I plugged in 12v wall transformer in and wired it to the low voltage wiring that went to the keypad panel. At the panel, I soldered the 12v wires to a car lighter USB power plug and plugged the factory iPad USB cable into it and presto! You can do the same with the motion detector wires and power a Aeon 6 way motion sensor (without having to use battery power) if you want to keep that functionality.
It’s a little bit of monkeying around but it works pretty good.
I have had a Beddit 3 for a while now and I’m loving it! I would love to see an integration with SmartThings that would allow me to take advantage of some of the SmartApps I’ve seen that connect with sleep tracking devices. Thanks!
Here’s a link to their API: https://github.com/beddit/beddit-api
Is integration with Bosch’s Home Connect service in the pipeline?
We’ve got a compatible Siemens Dishwasher and Washing Machine we’d like to connect to SmartThings but the production API is only available to commercial partners at the moment.
Check out this solution using a NodeMCU ESP8266. I’ve set this up to reuse all my security sensors and siren. If you want to have 10 devices hooked up, you’ll need to set up 2 ESPs, but that’s not a big deal. (It uses wifi, not Zwave to talk to ST though.)
Thank you. I will review this solution.
Plum support for smartthings has been announced and is coming soon, these are looking really nice!
Have just installed the same FFRC0833R1 AC unit from Frigidaire. WiFi option works well from their proprietary app, but would love to see SmartThings integration.
They have their own Alexa skill now, so I have found that helpful.
But Frigidaire seems to want to keep their API closed. They don’t have an IFTTT channel, either.
Some people have gone as far as setting up an echo dot with an android Device next to it and automate having the android device say something to the echo. That’s pretty clunky, but it does work.
+1 Broadlink RM2 native support rather than through RMBridge+old android phone.
It’s probably been mentioned but Phillips Hue motion sensor. The custom DH is unreliable for daily use, unfortunately. Official integration would be much more useful.
Nuzzle pet collar. I just got mine today and I’m loving it so far. It has a Sim card installed and keeps track of my dogs location at all times, without a monthly cost. I’m thinking a life 360 type connection would be wonderful.
Is nobody looking at Hydrawise irrigation integration?
I agree with sgnihttrams that it is a great sprinkler controller. The company was taken over by Hunter, so a lot of momentum behind them! I have a 12 station unit with flow meter and use two valves for doing partial water replacements of my fish tanks. Overflow water go to garden beds as well. I’m not sure what functionality is available through the Hydrawise API but I could force some manual watering if very hot. My Netatmo is connected through Weather Underground and ST, so a lot of information. If anyone wants to start on a smart app, I am a willing tester!
@ddemoss - Daniel, did you make any progress with the integration of the beddit 3? I’m looking for an integration solution for it also.
Unfortunately, I haven’t heard anything on this. I’m somewhat techie, but not a programmer, so I haven’t tried anything myself.
I live with a quadrepelegic and I’m getting started in outfitting our house to make things easier for him. Independance for him is a big priority. With my research i have figured out how to do most eveything we need using alexa, smartthings and harmony. One thing i havent seen is an automatic door opener/closer. Although, i have figured a way to “hack” one to be able to integrate it woth ST it woukd be nice to have one that comunicates with ST directly through zigbee or zwave.
There aren’t any that I know of that communicate directly with SmartThingsout of the box. (I am a quad myself, so I’m pretty familiar with most of the issues.)
There are a couple of different options, although it does depend on whether you live in the US or the UK.
You could look at the quick browse list in the community – created wiki in the project report section and there is a list for accessibility projects which might have some reports you’d find interesting:
If you do you want to try to integrate something directly, autoslide is a pretty popular option that is available in both the US and the UK. You will need to add sensors and relays, but it can be done. See the following thread for some discussion:
Another option which I use in my own home, although not specifically for a door mechanism, is the Naran Push Microbot. This is a tiny robot finger that you attach to any existing button mechanism and then you can have it push the button. It has its own IFTTT channel so it integrates quite nicely with both SmartThings and voice control units like Amazon echo or Google home. I use this for example on a blender where the button is too difficult for me to press. So it would be easy to add this to anything which has a pushbutton remote, including, for example, the Skylink door openers which are a very popular and inexpensive option.
You can put the microbot on a holder that you slide the regular remote into so that way you can still use the remote without the microbot if you want. So it leaves the original door opener completely unchanged, it just let you add an automated button push when you like.
It’s a bit expensive ($49 for the microbot and another $89 for their bridge, which is what you need for the integrations (one Bridge for 40 Microbots), but it does solve a lot of problems which are difficult to solve otherwise, and it doesn’t require any wiring.
So those are two different approaches, either of which can work. You can start your own topic under projects if you would like to get more detailed individualized discussion of what you are trying to accomplish.
And of course feel free to join in on any of the existing threads that are of interest to you.
I will have to dig a little deeper into that tomorrow. I am in the US btw. My plan was to get a skylink opener off amazon for a little over $200 and add a z-wave switch into the button. We have a lot of people in and out of the house thkugh, so regular use of the door is prefered when the opener is not needed. You gave me plenty if things to check out though. Thank you.
Right, I have two housemates, we all have friends and family, plus my health aides, so lots of people coming through. The one thing to be aware of is that all of the automatic door openers are very slow, basically garage door speed, for safety reasons. So the able-bodied people do have to be patient.
As far as hacking an existing remote, that can be ok as long as you’re just working it like a momentary button press to the existing remote. You just don’t want to override any of the existing safety features by providing continuous current instead of momentary. And of course it might void your warranty so you have to look into those details as well.