Hi, Moving from smartthings. My understanding level is basic to medium!
I use these valves in several situations around the house. valve. I went to these valves as I could not rely on the custom water valve switches which would bind or electronically become unreliable over time. If valve got sticky with deposits the motor was not strong enough to close valve. These valves are strong and plug into a simple smart outlet. The valves can be pulled apart to change location of shaft and the water on/off function. I have it set so power on to switch allows water, power off turns water off. That way during power outage water will go off till generator kicks in.
I did not see an option in the 'Safety Monitor' to be able to turn a switch off or on. It does say control a ' valve'. The custom rule allows for control of lights but not really the control of a switch.
I could set up a rule outside of Safety Monitor, but would prefer to do it inside Safety Monitor app.
I cannot write code or understand fully how this works, but is it possible to write a custom driver for a switch so it would appear in the 'valve' list. I tried to change 'type' in device settings but had no luck fooling my switch to be a valve.
Could we have 'switch' option as well as 'valve' option in 'select a valve to close' section?
Any thoughts please.