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    Need a wireless wall switch that can control a wired wall switch

    I have a friend that just moved into a new home. He doesn't want to jump into automation (yet ) but needs a switch when he walks in from the garage that can turn on his kitchen lights. Currently there is no switch in the needed location so it will need to be a wireless/battery operated switch. Any one have a recommendation on a wireless switch that could "tie into/control" a replacement wall switch in the kitchen without the need for an automation engine.
    -Rupp
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    An Aeotec nanomote can be used to control a Z-Wave switch via association.
    HS4Pro Running on a Raspberry Pi4
    68 Z-Wave Nodes, 175 Events, 359 Devices
    UPB modules via OMNI plugin/panel
    Plugins: Z-Wave, OMNI, HSTouch, weatherXML, EasyTrigger
    HSTouch Clients: 3 Android, 1 Joggler

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      #3
      I have not used them but this device looks like this device will fill the requirements.
      Zwave = Z-Stick, 3xHSM100� 7xACT ZDM230, 1xEverspring SM103, 2xACT HomePro ZRP210.
      X10 = CM12U, 2xAM12, 1xAW10, 1 x TM13U, 1xMS13, 2xHR10, 2xSS13
      Other Hardware = ADI Ocelot + secu16, Global Cache GC100, RFXtrx433, 3 x Foscams.
      Plugings = RFXcom, ActiveBackup, Applied Digital Ocelot, BLDeviceMatrix, BLGarbage, BLLAN, Current Cost, Global Cache GC100,HSTouch Android, HSTouch Server, HSTouch Server Unlimited, NetCAM, PowerTrigger, SageWebcamXP, SqueezeBox, X10 CM11A/CM12U.
      Scripts =
      Various

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        #4
        Lutron Caseta with Pico Remotes, Can't beat it! I used them for Outside Light control where switch is in the garage, I have another on a Ceiling Fan in the Patio but the remote switch is in the L>R. I third controlling a 24v PS for some LED strip lights behind a crown molding. separate control switch wired but paired with a remote switch in Dining Room.
        High WAF and no gadgets or gimmicks, (there is a hub) if you want to automate sold separately or in kits but NOT a requirement for them to work.
        installation is so easy my Beagle could do it , if he had hands.🙌

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          #5
          +1 on the Lutron Caseta

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            #6
            1. +1 for Lutron, if there is Lutron in the house
            2. Philips Hue Remote if there is Hue
            3. Any switch with a Z-Wave Contact sensor (Aeotec is the best for the application, IMHO) if there is Z-Wave
            4. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NY9SJDH...NsaWNrPXRydWU=

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              #7
              Does the Lutron Caseta require the smart bridge? He's not using HS (yet).
              -Rupp
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                #8
                No, I am using one with the Pico remote, no bridge- this one. He'd need the wall bracket to mount the remote. https://www.amazon.com/Lutron-Wirele...07818972&psc=1

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by rmasonjr View Post
                  An Aeotec nanomote can be used to control a Z-Wave switch via association.
                  Sort of off topic, but can you explain to me how you associate an Aeotec remote with a Z-Wave switch or module without a controller? All of the Aeotec docs talk about pairing the remote to a controller.

                  Thanks,
                  Ken

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by kenm View Post

                    Sort of off topic, but can you explain to me how you associate an Aeotec remote with a Z-Wave switch or module without a controller? All of the Aeotec docs talk about pairing the remote to a controller.

                    Thanks,
                    Ken
                    The docs on the remote indicate a controller is not required:
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                    That said, I'm not sure how that would take place without something to put the node id of the switch into the remote.
                    HS4Pro Running on a Raspberry Pi4
                    68 Z-Wave Nodes, 175 Events, 359 Devices
                    UPB modules via OMNI plugin/panel
                    Plugins: Z-Wave, OMNI, HSTouch, weatherXML, EasyTrigger
                    HSTouch Clients: 3 Android, 1 Joggler

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by rmasonjr View Post

                      The docs on the remote indicate a controller is not required:
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                      That said, I'm not sure how that would take place without something to put the node id of the switch into the remote.
                      I sent an inquiry to Aeotec and they referred me here: https://aeotec.freshdesk.com/support...ad-user-guide-

                      Specifically to this paragraph:

                      The NanoMote Quad supports 9 association groups, all control buttons can activate the configured scenes via sending the Central Scene Notifications to primary controller/gateway (In association group 1). In order to use Association Groups, make sure that your gateway or software can allow you to set these (ie: Vera Group Association Setup), in order to do so, please refer to your gateways manual on setting group association. This will allow the NanoMote Quad to directly communicate ON/OFF or Dimming commands to your devices without going through your gateway.

                      So while it looks like the remote can work without a controller once setup, the initial setup still requires a controller with both devices connected to it.

                      Bummer. I have an old Aeotec MiniMote (out of production) that can act like a controller and can be setup standalone.

                      Ken

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                        #12
                        For any of you guys using the Caseta remote with the "housing" - how does that connect to the wall?

                        -Rupp
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                          #13
                          Another approach to this is with 433 MHz remote such as key fobs and a switch such as Sonoff RF that is mounted behind existing switch.

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                            #14
                            The zooz zen34 is a battery powered decora style switch with central scene capability. I installed one recently and so far so good.
                            -Wade

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Rupp View Post
                              For any of you guys using the Caseta remote with the "housing" - how does that connect to the wall?
                              They sell a wall bracket that can be mounted to a wall with anchors or to an electrical box: https://www.amazon.com/Caseta-Wirele...JRJ4A9JA5K090D

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