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    #16
    I have an idea. The below is long but worth it - I think

    Yes, there are 2 different methods - each with different benefits/results...

    1. Events using the dimmer like a direct remote: a bit more "direct" / immediate but less accurate... shade level sync is based on length of button hold, and the speed of the HS & Zwave system to ensure the shades are the same level. Just like if using the Bali remote. But the shades rarely are in sync due to not setting a actual dim level, and zwave direct (what the remote uses) is all based on timing.

    2. Events setting a dim level, like it is ad-hoc 'scene' : All the shades controlled will be the exact same level when set using that dimmer and/or an associated virtual device (like I use)... dimmer sets the vDevice. Event sets all shades based on that vDevice.

    If you have LED dim level indicators on your dimmer, this works better for sure. I do.

    It occurs to me we could do a combo of both styles as you suggest BUT maybe even cooler ...

    Use your current method as the control mechanism (dimmer as remote)
    + for set of shades you control with a given dimmer, create an Event that monitor shade levels

    ... trigger is the button release (when you stop pressing)
    ... waiting period for the values to settle into the shade's controller ... set to the longest you'd likely hold the button.
    ... with an Easy Trigger formulas or a script, compare all the levels from each shade.
    ... set all shades to the largest or smallest numeric level (or whatever you want, round to the nearest 2, 5, 10, etc)


    I have 17 shades, rooms have 2, 3, or 4 shade in them. They are never 100% in sync using the remote. Does not bother me much as they are close, but I may play with this idea anyway
    Seeing 2, 3, 4 shades on the same wall, right next to each other is more pleasing they are the same exact level

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      #17
      Yesterday, took me about half day or more to try to understand Bali documentation. They have difference scenarios so it is a little bit confusing. I extracted some of that documentation to be specific to HS, hopefully it will help. There are still things that I do not understand like adding an extra shade to the network. I had to remove and add all five of shades to make it to work. Hopefully it will help someone.
      FYI, I use dimming as well in my events, much easier in my view.

      Add Your Shades
      1. From HomeSeer interface, select the option to Include a new Z-Wave device.
      2. On one of your shades, press and hold the program button for 3 seconds. When the shade LED flashes green, release the button. The shade should appear as a found Z-Wave device in HomeSeer.
      3. Repeat steps 1–2 for each shade

      Add Your Premium Remote (This is only done once to add the remote control device on HomeSeer)
      1. From HomeSeer, select the option to include a new Z-Wave device.
      2. On the remote, press and hold the MENU/RIGHT button to enter the menu.
      3. Select ZWAVE > LEARN.

      Pair a Shade with a Premium Remote
      On the remote, press and hold the MENU/ RIGHT button for 2 seconds to enter the menu.
      Select ZWAVE > ASSOCIATE.
      On the shade, press and hold the program button for 3 seconds. When the shade LED flashes green, release the button. The shade will jog.
      Repeat steps 1–3 for each shade you want to control with a remote.

      Assigning Shades to Channels
      Press and hold the MENU/RIGHT button for 2 seconds to enter the menu
      Select Channel
      Select the channel you want to assign the shade to by scrolling left or right.
      Select the shade you want to assign to the channel by scrolling up or down.
      Press and hold the MENU/ RIGHT button for 2 seconds. The shade will jog and a checkmark will appear next to the shade number on the remote screen. 6. Repeat steps 3–5 for each shade.

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      To remove current Pairing
      Reset your premium remote.
      Press and hold the MENU/ RIGHT button for 2 seconds to enter the menu.
      Select ZWAVE > RESET. With LIKE NEW? selected, press and hold the MENU/ RIGHT button until the screen no longer tells you to wait.
      On each shade, press and hold the program button for 7 seconds. When the shade jogs, release the button.

      To remove the current pairing between your shades and remotes, and start fresh, follow these steps:
      For a Premium Remote 1. On the remote, press and hold the MENU/RIGHT button to enter the menu.
      2. Select ZWAVE > RESET. 3. With LIKE NEW? selected, press and hold the MENU/RIGHT button until the screen no longer tells you to wait.

      For a Shade
      1. Move the shade to its upper limit. 2. On the shade, press and hold the program button for 7 seconds. When the shade jogs, release the button. All remotes are now unpaired with the shade. However, the shade’s upper, lower, and home positions are still set.
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