Hey SmartThings enthusiasts,
I searched the forums on the subjects, but have not found a solution, so here it goes.
I replaced most of my X10 switches and dimmers with Z-Wave ones, which are more reliable of course. And I enjoy an ability to control them remotely using my iPhone or being able to set up all kind of rules using smart apps, etc. But I still miss traditional remote controls that I used with my X10 setup. Like this one: http://www.amazon.com/X10-HR12A-PalmPad-Remote-Control/dp/B00022OCC8/. I have a few of those in my house. They are simple, reliable and the batteries last forever. Not to mention they’re dirt cheap (< $10 in eBay). It would be super cool if I could use those to control SmartThings. Then I wouldn’t have to carry my iPhone with me all the time, reach into my pocket, start an app, etc…
Then, I also have a dozen of X10 EagleEye motion sensors like these: http://www.amazon.com/X10-MS16A-Active-Eye-Motion-Sensor/dp/B000NJBRNW/ installed around the house, both indoors and outdoors. They also work great and cost 1/3 of a typical Z-Wave motion sensor. I’d hate to spend over $500 to replace all EagleEyes with new sensors.
So, does anyone have a solution? I found two projects related to X10: http://build.smartthings.com/projects/x10integration/ and http://build.smartthings.com/projects/x10shield/hello-smarter-world/. The first one seems to gone nowhere. The second one allows to control X10 devices from the SmartThings app, which is not what I’m looking for.
Any suggestions anyone?