OK, so briefly I have the excellent Hubitat courtesy of @ogiewon up and running to interface my alarm system into HE via the alarm panel binary on/off 12v outputs. I have programmed them to mirror my alarms motions sensors and contacts using Hubitats motion and contact option. I have also configured the alarm panel to report out various states - armed, part armed, alarm triggered etc etc, with the Hubitat interface treating these as buttons. My thinking here being whilst 'armed' for example, the alarm panel 'holds' the button and so HE knows. Same for other states.
What i am having a hard time with is I expect actually quite simple (especially given how far I have come with this from scratch!). I have a dashboard which i'm using to report the state of all the sensors for testing purposes - i apply 12v , it lights up the motion icon in green, all good. I am trying to get some kind of virtual device (i think?) to be able to reflect the button condition, but seem to be struggling. Can someone give me a pointer as to what might be best? The buttons are all present in HE, it's just this last step that seems to have got me!
Thanks in advance.