I'm working on building Raspberry Pi touchscreen controllers to mount to the walls around the house. The "Spousal Acceptance Factor" decreased this past weekend when I was gone, and he set the HSM alarm off twice, and then had to remember to pull out his phone to disarm it, etc. At least initially, these touch panels will be (mostly) for arming and disarming the HSM as we enter/leave.
I'm using Raspberry Pi 7" touchscreens housed in 75 mm VESA mount kits, connected to a 12v CCTV centralized power supply mounted in the basement. I bought Pi HAT boards that accept 12v power directly, and 12v to 5v step down converters..... We'll see which one works better. (I'll take pics, etc and create a post when I'm done).
Anyway..... This implementation would be a LOT easier if there was a Virtual Keypad Dashboard Object that I could drop into a dashboard. Ideally, this would tie into the Lock Code Manager for authentication.
Without this, I'm going to need to use the Maker API to push HSM status changes to a Middleware server, use the same server to maintain authentication PINs, and push changes back to the Hubitat Elevation. While a cool project that I'm sure I'll have fun with ..... It's going to take way more work to do that, than if I could just create a Dashboard with a Virtual Keypad.
So, I'd really like to see that option as a template in the Dashboards...... What does everyone else think?