I appreciate your taking the time to help out.
I’m not sure, however, if this will solve the problem (maybe I’m dense).
The Nexa 433 MHz remotes (that are read by Telldus and then picked up by HA through the Telldus API) show up in Home Assistant as switches. A remote has two buttons: “On” and “Off”. Assuming the initial state of the switch (remote) is
off, then if I press the “On” button, the state changes to
on. If I press the “On” button again, nothing happens. Sure, why would it, the state should still be
However, if I have two remotes at each end of a long hallway, I would like to be able to press “On” to get the lights on from either remote, even if I previously turned the lights on with Remote 1 (its state is therefore
on) and off with Remote 2 (its state is therefore
off) after passing through the hallway.
I have, with some success, turned on/off the other remote in the automation that switches the light on/off, to make the other remote follow first (and vice versa). In some instances, notably if trying to control a cover (garage door) with two remotes, I’ve seen problems like the cover stopping halfway - as if the toggling of the other remote has triggered another automation. I wrote about this here.
That’s why it would be cool if each button press could somehow be detected, but I’m guessing that there is a limitation in the Telldus ZNet Lite V2 or in the HA integration, that only state changes are detectable since each remote button is not visible in HA, just the pair of buttons as a switch.