I have created an app which will merge two devices.
First you select the two devices you want to merge, then you choose which capability from which device to ‘use’. Then a new device will be created where depending on what capability you change one a different device may react.
I personally use this app when I have a smart globe attached to a z-wave smart switch.
For example, if you were to merge a z-wave wall switch and a smart globe. eg Fibaro Switch & Philips Hue. I could choose any combination including the following :
|On/Off||Use Fibaro Switch|
|Dim||Use Hue Globe|
|Colour||Use Hue Globe|
|Measure Power||Use Fibaro Switch|
The above would give me a new device in homey, which can be controlled via devices, in flows or by Alexa/Siri/Google but when I turn it off, it uses the switch but I can use the same device to dim or change the colour.
With our merging them I have to either remember very specific names of what to turn off when using voice control. Or have my voice control either turn off the wrong thing, or let them get out of sync or even turn them both off.
There is a bit of work to make this app publicly available and I understand that this app might not be solving a common problem, especially when not everyone would have a robust enough zigbee network to handle globes being turned off at the switch.
But I thought I would give the community the option speak up if they think its something they would use. Either the way I do … or in another way.
Let me know