newbie type of question: Is there a way to get Maxcio curtain smart switch supported in SmartThings ?
Yeah, I know, vendor should have taken care about it etc, but here is the deal, vendor did not.
Smart switch is supported by Smart Life and Tuya, as well as their own app. Where should I start to make custom device handler for it ?
You can try the following for SmartLife devices that do not have Smartthings integration:
Here is the long version.
Pair each device with the SmartLife or Tuya apps.
In the SmartLife or Tuya apps create separate ON and OFF “tap-to-run” automations (scenes) for each device you want to use in SmartThings.
In SmartThings run the Tuya integration under add a device by brand. Do NOT use the SmartLife integration. (The difference between the SmartLife and Tuya integrations is that the Tuya integration doesn’t end with an error message. And when you look on linked services the imported scenes are listed under Tuya, unlike SmartLife which is blank.
When you go back to the devices tab in SmartThings you will find ON and OFF switches for each device possibly under No Room Assigned.
They will say they are off line. You can wake them up by turning them on and off in the ST web portal,…
Thanks for the advice Paul, but that’s not ST support for the device. I was thinking about custom DTH to allow direct connect/management from SmartThings
Is this a WiFi or ZigBee device?
The proper DTH would work for a ZigBee device, but not a WiFi device.
And keep in mind that DTHs will stop working in the not to distant future when the ST Groovy cloud is shutdown.
DTHs are being replaced by Edge Drivers that work locally on your ST hub if you have one.
So for WiFi devices there is no hope - either it’s “built in” or it won’t work, as I understand.
For Zigbee I have another question, but let me start another thread for it
The work around that I posted a few days ago should provide partial integration for Tuya WiFi devices.
An I suspect it would work for ZigBee devices paired to a Tuya hub, but that is only a guess since I don’t have a Tuya hub.