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    #16
    I use Shelly Button - it has 4 different push events

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      #17
      Shelly stuff is awesome, they aren't easy to get here in Canada though without going through USA store. The amazon.ca supply is limited and overpriced

      I guess a better IKEA option for on/off in a single button would be https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/p/tradfri...hite-10408598/
      I'm assuming that also has 4 push events (on, off, hold up, hold down ) . I don't own any

      I personally like hardware that supports multiple functions (I have a bunch of WD200+ and WS200+ that support up to 5 taps). My wife however in most situations would probably prefer just a simple button with a sticker that said what it did instead of remembering (because I am always adding new stuff lol)

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        #18
        Originally posted by dev120v View Post
        Shelly stuff is awesome, they aren't easy to get here in Canada though without going through USA store. The amazon.ca supply is limited and overpriced

        I guess a better IKEA option for on/off in a single button would be https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/p/tradfri...hite-10408598/
        I'm assuming that also has 4 push events (on, off, hold up, hold down ) . I don't own any
        Why don't you buy Shellies directly from https://shop.shelly.cloud? They ship via DHL with reasonable flat rate.

        Regarding IKEA - problem is that the (unofficial) API doesn't have any functions for remote controls or sensors, only battery level. The sensors and remotes talk to the lights directly.
        What I had to do - have an IKEA light connected to IKEA motion sensor, then I can receive events from the light.
        I tried to contact Inter IKEA Systems (the company developed this stuff) and their boss Björn Block via any means I could find (incl. his personal website) - but they are soo arrogant - no single reply, even just "sorry not interested"

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          #19
          gotcha on the api stuff... that sux

          DHL to canada is the worst, always get big fees from dhl for custom fees. It just sux in general to get stuff shipped to canada from outside canada. I will eventually get more shelly stuff though

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            #20
            Originally posted by alexbk66 View Post
            What I had to do - have an IKEA light connected to IKEA motion sensor, then I can receive events from the light.
            I even saw on internet somebody dis-assembled the IKEA light and just used the PCB for that, without the LEDs

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              #21
              Originally posted by langenet View Post
              Yeah, I've got one of these and use it for my garage lights since the switch for the lights isn't right by the door entrance into the house. I use an event toggle and it works great! Very fast as well. The price certainly was right.
              Could you, please, elaborate on how did you make the TRÅDFRI Button work?
              I picked up couple at Ikea, thinking "zigbee" means it will work. I'm new to HomeSeer, I set up my first set of zigbee and zwave lights and plugs just recently.
              I tried "add zigbee device" and it's not detecting my TRÅDFRI buttons. I also tried the AK IKEA plugin, but I'm probably doing something wrong.

              I would appreciate if you could describe how did you connect the TRÅDFRI Button. I just want them to use as simple light switches too.

              thanks!

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                #22
                Originally posted by smartreptile View Post
                Could you, please, elaborate on how did you make the TRÅDFRI Button work?
                I picked up couple at Ikea, thinking "zigbee" means it will work. I'm new to HomeSeer, I set up my first set of zigbee and zwave lights and plugs just recently.
                I tried "add zigbee device" and it's not detecting my TRÅDFRI buttons. I also tried the AK IKEA plugin, but I'm probably doing something wrong.
                I suspect that he linked the button directly with Ikea light - then handle the event from light in the plugin. That what I do with Ikea motion sensor as well.

                When I have more time - I will look into adding the button to the plugin, but I don't hope too much. Problem with Ikea is that they do use ZigBee, but don't expose it, only internally. And the gateway protocol is not designed for events - it's mostly for controlling.

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                  #23
                  Ah, that's a bummer.
                  I don't have ikea lights.

                  He (or she) said: "I use an event toggle", which gives me hope that maybe it's working with civilian light, not Ikea only light?

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                    #24
                    I respect Ikea to some extend for not-reinventing the wheel - they use existing protocols, i.e. ZigBee for communication between devices, CoAP for the Gateway and Sonos for speakers.

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by dev120v
                      I use jowihue, deconz and conbee 2 with the Ikea tradfri remote.
                      Do you use any other bridge for that remote? or does remote get detected directly in HomeSeer with one of those plugins?

                      I don't know any of those three plugins, I'll read about it, thanks!

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by alexbk66 View Post
                        I respect Ikea to some extend for not-reinventing the wheel - they use existing protocols, i.e. ZigBee for communication between devices, CoAP for the Gateway and Sonos for speakers.
                        Eh, sure thy didn't totally invent new protocols. But they sell "zigbee remote", so to noobs like me it means it's a zigbee device that I should be able to use with any zigbee bridge. Not Zigbee*.
                        *but we messed with it so you have to use our bridge

                        Still, their meatballs and bookshelves are the best, so I can forgive one blunder.

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by dev120v

                          jowihue is the homeseer plugin, deconz/phoscon is the zigbee gateway bridge software, conbee 2 is a zigbee usb key

                          I can only speak for the ikea tradfri remote with 5 buttons. it is discovered in hs4 as device with 5 buttons and battery. I have events setup for button pushes
                          Thank you.
                          So, correct me if I'm wrong, but with HS4 and "native" Zigbee plugin installed, I don't need the deconz and conbee.
                          Jowihue works with hue bridge, right? So, your Ikea remote talks to Hue bridge?

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                            #28
                            ok! thanks. I have the nortek usb key, that's how I run all my zigbee devices now.

                            Could I ask a naive question? I installed jowihue. It asks me to add a bridge. Is there an option there to just add single device, and I'm missing the option?
                            It might not work, but I want to make sure I'm not missing a hidden option to add it.

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                              #29
                              Thanks!

                              I might not be able to use deconz with Nortek, at least some digging on this forum seem to indicate that.
                              Oh well, tough luck. I will keep trying, but I don't have high hopes.

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                                #30
                                smartreptile dev120v just reminding - you are in AKIkea forum

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