Adding more functionality to xiaomi button using deCONZ + AppDaemon

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Using AppDaemon I managed to add dimmer functionality to the xiaomi button Model no. WXKG11LM.

The AppDaemon script adds a binary sensor state which allows automations like:

- alias: Button - Hold 1s to dim lights
  trigger:
    platform: state
    entity_id: binary_sensor.xiaomi_button
    to: 'on'
    for:
      seconds: 1
  action:
    - service: light.turn_on
      entity_id: all
      data:
        brightness_pct: 75


- alias: Button - Hold 2s to dim lights
  trigger:
    platform: state
    entity_id: binary_sensor.xiaomi_button
    to: 'on'
    for:
      seconds: 2
  action:
    - service: light.turn_on
      entity_id: all
      data:
        brightness_pct: 50


- alias: Button - Hold 3s to dim lights
  trigger:
    platform: state
    entity_id: binary_sensor.xiaomi_button
    to: 'on'
    for:
      seconds: 3
  action:
    - service: light.turn_on
      entity_id: all
      data:
        brightness_pct: 25


- alias: Button - Hold 4s to dim lights
  trigger:
    platform: state
    entity_id: binary_sensor.xiaomi_button
    to: 'on'
    for:
      seconds: 4
  action:
    - service: light.turn_on
      entity_id: all
      data:
        brightness_pct: 1

So holding the button will make the light to decrease. In top of that is possible to create automations like the xiaomi binary sensor:

- alias: Button - Click to toggle ligths
  trigger:
    platform: event
    event_type: xiaomi_aqara.click
    event_data:
      entity_id: binary_sensor.xiaomi_button
      action_type: single
  action:
    - service: light.toggle
      entity_id: all

Take a look to my previous post if you are interested to add extra functionality to the xiaomi magic cube

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I’ve been using this automation for half a year now and I have made some improvements to make my lights to react faster:

- alias: Button - Hold to dim lights
  trigger:
    platform: event
    event_type: xiaomi_aqara.click
    event_data:
      entity_id: binary_sensor.xiaomi_button
      action_type: long_click_press
  action:
    - service: light.turn_on
      entity_id: all
      data:
        brightness_pct: 100

- alias: Button - Hold 1s to dim lights
  trigger:
    platform: state
    entity_id: binary_sensor.xiaomi_button
    to: 'on'
    for:
      seconds: 1
  action:
    - service: light.turn_on
      entity_id: all
      data:
        brightness_pct: 75


- alias: Button - Hold 2s to dim lights
  trigger:
    platform: state
    entity_id: binary_sensor.xiaomi_button
    to: 'on'
    for:
      seconds: 2
  action:
    - service: light.turn_on
      entity_id: all
      data:
        brightness_pct: 50


- alias: Button - Hold 3s to dim lights
  trigger:
    platform: state
    entity_id: binary_sensor.xiaomi_button
    to: 'on'
    for:
      seconds: 3
  action:
    - service: light.turn_on
      entity_id: all
      data:
        brightness_pct: 25


- alias: Button - Hold 4s to dim lights
  trigger:
    platform: state
    entity_id: binary_sensor.xiaomi_button
    to: 'on'
    for:
      seconds: 4
  action:
    - service: light.turn_on
      entity_id: all
      data:
        brightness_pct: 1