NodOn Soft Remote

19/11/2018 - NodOn, remote, Home Assistant

The NodOn Soft Remote is a battery powered (CR2032) Z-Wave remote with four buttons.

Home Assistant

The remote supports various configurations which are detailed in the manual. My main goal is to be able to make automations that run when the different buttons are pressed. To do this, I use "Gateway mode" with configuration parameters:

Parameter What Setting
1 Buttons 1&3 profile 0 (SCENE)
2 Buttons 2&4 profile 0 (SCENE)
3 Scene type 1 (SCENE ACTIVATION)

With these settings, the device sends zwave.scene_activated events when the buttons are pressed. Short and double button presses send one scene activation. The long press sends one scene activation when pressed and another when released again. The scene ids are:

Button Short press Double press Long press (start) Long press (release)
Closed circle 10 13 12 11
Open circle 30 33 32 31
Plus 20 23 22 21
Minus 40 43 42 41

The events can be used in automations as (the remote has been given name remoteswitch01 in the following):

- alias: Remote 1 plus
  trigger:
    - platform: event
      event_type: zwave.scene_activated
      event_data:
        entity_id: zwave.remoteswitch01
        scene_id: 20
  action:
    - service: script.turn_on
      entity_id: script.remote_1_plus