Smartthings Virtual Contact Sensor. I have then tried to create a virtual switch that gets triggered then created a. There doesn't seem to be any fix that works consistently at this point.
Then i realised i could create a virtual lock. Even better, smartthings allows you to create a virtual device which looks like both a contact sensor and a switch to both smartthings and echo. No more keys when you run—open the door with your phone and august smart lock.
Sometimes Deleting The Virtual Sensor, Creating A New One, And Updating The Smartthings Automation And Alexa Routine Will Get Them Working Again, But Often It'll Stop Working Again A Few Hours Or Days Later.
When it comes to the other simulated. A virtual presence sensor (or simulated presence sensor) is a device within the smartthings environment that appears to be a regular presence sensor to other applications; Create two smartthings automations that turn the virtual switch we just created on or off.
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Create a virtual switch/sensor in smartthings. This file contains bidirectional unicode text that may be interpreted or compiled differently than what appears below. I have a real contact sensor, it reports as contact:closed contact:open when i try to issue either command to a virtual contact sensor, it never changes.
I Can Get All Of The Sensors To Go Into Pairing Mode But The App Still Does Not Recognize Any Of The Adt Sensors.
I’ve created a virtual contact sensor that i was going to use to fire an alexa routine but couldn’t find a way to set it to open/closed. Contact sensor opens set volume to 10 say “test” set volume to 5. * smartthings virtual switch in this smartapp.
Nothing Complicated So I Can Eliminate That As A Potential Issue.
It's in the marketplace of the classic app; Smartthings cannot create virtual modules out of the box. Using ifttt i can create an applet for when i enter an area, change the state of the lock in smart things and then get alexa to perform the routine based on the state.
The Alexa Routine Will Send A Command To The Device You’re Trying To Control.
Even better, smartthings allows you to create a virtual device which looks like both a contact sensor and a switch to both smartthings and echo. The smartthings sample one has a open/closed press action, but trying to set it. The new smartthings mobile client and platform is unreliable and buggy.