Using a single button Aeotec Panic remote, we can set two different trigger methods to get increase the usability of the remote.
First is a long press of the button. This will determine whether a dimmbale RGBW Globe is off and subsequently turn it on. Or if it is on at any level of brightness, turn it off.
The second is a simple press to launch a scene, in this case an all lights off scene.
Just as easily it can be used to sound a Z-wave alarm, open a garage door, start a virtual switch, change the colours of a RGBW bulb or do all of these actions together.
One button, two options, how easy is that.
Or how about using this remote to control your Somfy blinds.
Here are two options with the remote.
One. Click the button to open and close the blind.
Two. Long press the button to adjust the blind to one of two presets 25% and 75%.
One button and 4 different options.
And remember, the options do not end here. You can add as many actions as you would like to each trigger. That means as well as closing the blind with just a push of the button, you could also dim the lights to 50%, turn other lights offs, lock the front door, turn on the TV, and adjust your air conditioning. Can your Somfy remote do this?
How about a configuration to set your Irrigation system.
In this example we use the virtual weather station settings to determine if there will be sufficient rain over the next two days. If not, water the garden please.
The scheduler is programmed to determine which days to water, and then the wait puzzle allows to water for only 10 minutes. It will also send us a message when the watering starts, and stops. This could be handy if you were out in the garden at the time it was about to start, so add a wait command before turning on the switch.
Another option not here, is to add a rain sensor. No point in watering if it has just finished raining. This can also be set up with a virtual switch, the now forecast and a wait command.