Adam2

Zwave wall mounted controller

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For many rooms we'll use retractive switches with a zwave wireless module behind it but for some areas where we have more things to control I'm looking for a decent looking panel. Ideally a panel that will still control the directly connected circuits even if the zwave system was down. I cam across this http://www.touchwand.com/products/wallwand-z-wave-touch-panel-6-relays/ which looks the dogs danglies and has 6 relays so could be ideal. Tried contacting the manufacturer but no response yet on some basic questions.

 

Anyone else using this device?

 

An alternative could be these: https://www.heltun.com/z-wave-touch-panel-switch

but they lack the flexibility I think of the first one and users have to know what each button does which is not nearly as usable

 

I'll be using these/other components with a zwave hub. I trialeld this and am pretty happy with stability and flexibility. 

 

Any comparable things I should look at?

 

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I'm getting a big "Account Suspended" error when going to the touch wand site, and the product is listed as not available on Amazon.

 

Are you sure it is still available?

 

I'm looking for something similar but have not found anything that meets the wife-aeshetics-approval rating yet :.

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10 minutes ago, AliMcLeod said:

I'm getting a big "Account Suspended" error when going to the touch wand site, and the product is listed as not available on Amazon.

 

Are you sure it is still available?

 

I'm looking for something similar but have not found anything that meets the wife-aeshetics-approval rating yet :.

 

It was there a few mins ago but also the same error for me now. I think there's a big market for a decent highly configurable control panel that also has direct relay control to ensure continuous operation in the event of a component failure in a hub.

 

The Heltun one is not too bad and seems to be widely available.

 

Let me know if you find anything else to consider - am hopeful that something will come along before 6 months 🙂 hoping to need it then but oculd be longer! 

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iPad and run some z wave HA

It can then be designed to appeal to SWMBO 

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17 hours ago, pocster said:

iPad and run some z wave HA

It can then be designed to appeal to SWMBO 

 

That does work, but does not provide the direct-control relay option.  Can do the same but cheaper with Amazon Fire tablets too.

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1 hour ago, AliMcLeod said:

 

That does work, but does not provide the direct-control relay option.  Can do the same but cheaper with Amazon Fire tablets too.

On a zwave fibaro you can attach a physical switch which triggers the relay I.e doesn’t rely on a HA hub or z wave 

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1 hour ago, pocster said:

On a zwave fibaro you can attach a physical switch which triggers the relay I.e doesn’t rely on a HA hub or z wave 

 

Yep,  I have plenty of those and use them with both direct device-to-device association (association groups) and device-to-hub comms.

 

What Adam2 was looking for here was a singe device multi-channel relay (6 in this case) which gave direct as well as Z-Wave control over the 6 channels independently.

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/WallWand-Z-wave-Touch-Panel-relays/dp/B07GYR91C2

 

Of course, it could be put together with a switch grid and multiple Fibaro devices, but i suspect Adam2 want something that looks a bit nicer.

 

The touchwand site seems to be back up, but very slow for me

 

http://www.touchwand.com/products/wallwand-z-wave-touch-panel-6-relays/

 

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1 hour ago, AliMcLeod said:

 

Yep,  I have plenty of those and use them with both direct device-to-device association (association groups) and device-to-hub comms.

 

What Adam2 was looking for here was a singe device multi-channel relay (6 in this case) which gave direct as well as Z-Wave control over the 6 channels independently.

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/WallWand-Z-wave-Touch-Panel-relays/dp/B07GYR91C2

 

Of course, it could be put together with a switch grid and multiple Fibaro devices, but i suspect Adam2 want something that looks a bit nicer.

 

The touchwand site seems to be back up, but very slow for me

 

http://www.touchwand.com/products/wallwand-z-wave-touch-panel-6-relays/

 

Ah sorry. You correct!

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Yes need the nice bling look (with functionality of course) + resilience but without the kind of price I might see for a "traditional" HA solution

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