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The Aeotec Minimote is a z-wave remote.

Use with Home Assistant

Including in the Z-Wave Network

This part is tricky, you might have to retry this a couple of times.

  • Click the “Add Node Secure” button in Home Assistant.
  • Press the Minimote button labeled Learn or Join – The blue LED will blink slowly.
  • The blue and red LEDs will blink quickly to indicate detection of the other Z-Wave controller
  • The blue LED will stay solid for 2 seconds to indicate success; the red LED will stay solid for 2 seconds to indicate failure.

Check Home Assistant or the OZW logs to see if the inclusion was successful.

Scene Mode

Once included into your network, you must set configuration parameter 250 (Mode) to “Scene” and not “Group” in order for button presses to generate

zwave.scene_activated

events in Home Assistant. In order to ensure the remote is awake when setting the configuration parameter, hold the Learn button down.

Once set up, the following scenes will be activated by button presses:

Button Quick Press Long Press
1 1 2
2 3 4
3 5 6
4 7 8

If you have a remote that uses squares instead of numbers, the buttons are numbered like so:

           +----------+
  LEDs --> | oo       |
           |          |
           |  1    2  |
           |          |
           |  3    4  |
           | ________ |
           |/        \|
           | Inc  Rem |
           |          |
           | Ass  Lrn |
           |          |
           |/\/\/\/\/\|
           |          |

 Inc - Include        Rem - Remove
 Ass - Associate      Lrn - Learn

Example Configuration

The following is example configuration from irl using the Aeotec Minimote:

##################################
### Minimote                   ###
##################################
- alias: "Bedroom Light for Remote"
  trigger:
    platform: event
    event_type: zwave.scene_activated
    event_data:
      entity_id: zwave.bedroom_minimote
      scene_id: 1
  action:
    - service: light.toggle
      entity_id: light.bedroom_ceiling_light
- alias: "Bedroom Lava Lamp for Remote"
  trigger:
    platform: event
    event_type: zwave.scene_activated
    event_data:
      entity_id: zwave.bedroom_minimote
      scene_id: 2
  action:
    - service: light.toggle
      entity_id: light.bedroom_lava_lamp
- alias: "Toggle Kodi Play Pause for Remote"
  trigger:
    platform: event
    event_type: zwave.scene_activated
    event_data:
      entity_id: zwave.bedroom_minimote
      scene_id: 5
  action:
    - service: media_player.media_play_pause
      entity_id: media_player.bedroom_kodi
- alias: "Toggle Bedroom TV Power for Remote"
  trigger:
    platform: event
    event_type: zwave.scene_activated
    event_data:
      entity_id: zwave.bedroom_minimote
      scene_id: 6
  action:
    - service: switch.toggle
      entity_id: switch.bedroom_tv_power

External Links

aeotec_minimote.txt · Last modified: 2020/07/07 20:48 (external edit)