I am aware that anything be used as a button for fan and I plan to set up some zwave switches which 1 taps control the room lighting and more than 1 taps control the fan and light on it.
All of our fans in the house are direct wired and the chains on it is only way to control it. It is not connected to any of the wall switches and we have 4 young children that it would be easier for them to use a simple fan remote control to control it. (none of them can't reach the chain yet)
They all love peanut butter btw .... and ... we would like to keep peanut butter off of our dashboard
And lastly, I am a strong believer in combining old and new tech together so if HE goes down for any reason then we still can control all of our devices until we fix it or get a replacement if needed.
This is one main reason why all of our three exterior doors, which have electronic lock, still have a keyhole on it :).
We will never install those keyless lock on any of our door but we don't carry house key on us anymore however we have it hidden outside somewhere.