Wow.. after buying this remote and reading this whole thread, I'm definitely confused..
I ASSUMED (yeah.. I know..) that the remote could just be used as triggers inside Vera.. Just like I make a scene so when it becomes dark outside, it turns my porch lights on, I thought I could just set a scene to run when each button was pressed.. Now I'm finding that it "kinda" works that way for the on buttons, but the off buttons have to talk directly to the zwave devices?! WHY? What if I wanted to include some extra logic, like, if I press the button to turn off something, it works differently at night, based on some other vera variable? Like, maybe at night, if I turn off the livingroom lights, maybe I want to turn the hallway lights to 10% to be a nightlight for me to walk to bed, and then turn off 2 minutes later? I want the Vera to be the hub for everything... at least I THINK I do, unless someone explains to me why that's not good??
Is there a remote out there that someone could recommend that would just be a portable battery operated device that would just let me trigger different scenes through vera, without any possibility of controlling anything directly?
Thanks in advance!!