After a lot of searching and not finding a ready made solution, I’ve created a custom version of the generic z-wave switch device handler to include the protection command that is supported by some models like the PS15Z-2 and its variations. https://nortekcontrol.com/pdf/manuals/PS15Z2_manual.pdf. I have confirmed that it works on the Nortek PS15Z-2 and NuTone branded version NPS15Z. Note: this does not affect on/off commands sent from the hub, only the function of the physical button.
Essentially, this operates as a physical lock-out of the module.
The module can be toggled via a tile to any one of three Protection modes
• When Protection is set to Protection Off, the unit works normally, the module will turn on and off with the button on the unit.
• When Protection is set to Sequence Control (aka Child Protection), press the button on the module three times rapidly to control the attached load.
• When Protection is set to Remote Only (aka Button Disabled), the button will not work to turn the attached load on or off. The button can still be used to access the Z-Wave network during joining.
I got the idea and borrowed some code from [Updated] Cooper Aspire Dimmer Switch RF9540-N with Protection (Lock-out) Mode and Panic Mode. There may be a better way to implement but I was only looking for a simple solution.
Always open to feedback/ideas, code below for install in IDE. Note: Upon first use, the tile will default to updating, click the tile to enable and toggle to the desired protection mode.