Best way to get started is open up the realtime log in a separate tab or browser so you can refer to it (there’s no saved logfiles) and then click things. The generated error codes will help you narrow down what specifically isn’t working.
St wrote a custom internal parse method for this device, obviously we don’t have that since it follows no published spec since it’s a custom cluster. If all you’re looking for is a way to disable these, I can add that, just let me know how that feature is supposed to work.
It’s useful when going on holiday and we don’t want to take the fobs with us… we just disable them and leave in a drawer.
Also, I always keep a fob spare to give to guests staying more than a few days. It’s written into all relevant automations but I keep it disabled most the time… when used I just need to quickly enable it.
It’s also useful for when I want to appear away to other family members, but still be at home.
I could pull the battery but the little tabs are very easy to break… I could also use a simulated switch as an override for each sensor but that just clutters up the device list.
Another use some might like is to have a fob for a cleaner / nanny etc. and manually control when it should work.
If it’s not too much trouble I’d really appreciate the addition.
They are easy to add (I invented a way to use them), but not many apps can use them. so I can add a preference option to enable/disable it. On the newer models I can adjust the check in interval, which will extend battery life when not in use.
I don’t think changing the check in is possible on the two older models as it appears hard coded in the device.
Agree with that.
One of the first things I did was to screen my webCoRE pistons to identify everything that time critical and try to find a way to move them to Rule Machine. Somehow, even if webCoRE also runs locally, the overhead on it makes it nearly 40-60% slower than Rule Machine in most comparable scenarios. Its not a large variation in terms of seconds, but its still noticeable even in the most basic tasks. (Unless I am doing something wrong).
However, in terms of laying out complex logic or even connecting to web-hooks or external end-points, webCoRE absolutely excels! So most of my climate control and device monitoring tasks still run on webCoRE.
Good news that you’re having success. It will greatly ease my transition if pistons can execute on Hubitat. Be happy to share. Glad for the help. I have to get to another computer that will take a little while - perhaps late Friday your time.