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ST Anything Virtual Contact Sensors

Kevin Ruschman 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 year ago 4

I currently have an Arduino with SmartShield running ST Anything with 4 virtual contact sensors. Is there any way to get the individual virtual contact sensors to show in ActionTiles? I don't think I can just add the capabilities to the DH because that would only be for the Arduino itself and not the virtual sensors. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Hi Kevin,


See if the concept of "Composite Devices" is applicable in your case.


ActionTiles is able to display only standard Capabilities.

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What Device Type Handler are you using, Kevin? 


Capability "Contact Sensor" only supports 1 (one!) Attribute:  contact (open, closed).


If your DTH us using additional Attributes for the 3 or 4 different Sensors, then you need to spawn off individual Virtual Contact Sensor device instances, so each is reported using the official standard Attribute name only.

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Hi Kevin,


See if the concept of "Composite Devices" is applicable in your case.


ActionTiles is able to display only standard Capabilities.

I am using Daniel Ogorchock's ST Anything setup. I actually set this up about a year ago and having made any updates since then. It appears that Daniel has rebuilt his code to utilize composite devices as opposed to virtual devices. Looks like I need to do some updating on that end.

Keep us posted Kevin, please...


Whatever solution you find will be helpful for other customers too.


Thanks!