Very few that are mains powered. Quite a few options that are battery powered. For example, the remotec ZRC90 has eight buttons and each button has three options (tap, double tap and held). It fits in a one gang box space, but is battery operated. Available on both US and EU Z wave frequencies. Typically costs about $50.
This and other devices are discussed in the following thread:
I’m assuming you’re in the US? There are a few additional options in Europe, so I just wanted to check to be sure.
A very popular option is to wall mount a Wi-Fi phone or tablet and use the third-party dashboard, SmartTiles, on that. Since smarttiles is customizable, you can include only devices you want for each room.
We should also mention the Leviton VRCS4 which is still available. It only has four buttons and it’s kind of a pain to get set up, but it is mains powered and there are a number of community members using it.
Thanks. I saw that thread. Not really much useful there. The point of wall mount AC powered is so I don’t need to change batteries. Also, handheld remotes can wonder off. I’ve found that simple button switches (with labels) are the most user friendly. By user friendly I mean that most people can figure out how to turn lights on/off without asking me.
I will look at the ZRC90. Looks like it’s powered off 3vdc. I should be able to fit 3vdc supply into a single gang box and power it off that instead of the batteries. That could work. Thanks!
I use SmartTiles. but I find wall-mount tables are not a great solution. They are too fragile in the sense that people can too easily start playing with them and mess up the configuration. I need to look at a way to lock down a tablet to just the SmartTiles web page.
They make sense in theory. But in practice people always seem to find a way to screw them up and then I have to go fix them.
I am also setting up a Raspberry Pi with a touch screen. That can be configured to reset on a regular basis and not have to worry about people messing with it. (You can set the browser up in a kiosk mode, no decorations.)
I have a VRCS4 on order to try out. Four simple buttons is good. this is not a bad option. I like the Enerwave better.
I’m really surprised that there’s not more options out there. I’ve installed Lutron systems and they have a lot of options. Definitely something that seems to be missing from the z-wave world.
(ActionTiles.com co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy)
The “Fully” browser (and a few other “kiosk mode” browsers for Android), can be configured to limit access to specific web page(s); such as SmartTiles.
Of course, it’s up to SmartTiles (us!) to provide “locked down” Dashboards to run within that particular kiosk; though, the current version of SmartTiles (v5.8) does use distinct pages for control vs configuration, so you ought to have success.