With smart buttons, you can do a LOT of things! You can use it to toggle anything, you are not limited to only lights. You can use it to control:
- Smart Lights
- Smart plugs (fans, coffee maker, table lamps, TV, pumps, heaters, etc)
- Door locks
- Send a message to anyone
- Or even do several of those at once.
Many smart buttons have more than 1 function. They can have 3 different button actions in one button. (Single click, double click, and hold). The SmartThings button also has a fourth extra function, temperature sensor! You can use the temperature sensor inside it for additional automation!
One good example of using a smart button is to have it next to your family member who needs your help or supervision. A push of a button will toggle the light for them while staying in bed. A double click might do something else, such as toggling a fan if they’re feeling hot or cold. A hold, can turn all the lights in your house to a certain colour to call your attention if they need help, plus send a message to your phone just in case you did not see your lights because you might be outside.
The possibilities you can use with a SmartThings smart button or similar are many! You are not limited to just lights!