I’ve just started making my home a little smart and at the moment all I do with it is control a few Hue lights. I’ve scheduled them with my Animus Heart, and that part works fine.
But as you know, the problem with smart light bulbs is that you can’t turn off the power. So I want to replace switches controlling Hue lights with “smart” switches. However, I want to keep the same physical buttons so that everything looks consistent.
I have found relays (e.g. the Fibaro Switch 2 https://www.animushome.com/en/partners/fibaro-single-double-switch-2) which is a good way of making dumb switches and dumb lights smart.
However, what I want is rather a smart wall switch (https://www.animushome.com/en/partners/the-z-wave-wall-switch), but without the front. If I want to make my regular wall switches transmit a signal, but not control anything directly, the only options I’ve found is to connect something like the Fibaro Switch, but not hook it up to actually control anything.
How have others solved this? What products would you recommend?