So I am looking to set automate an existing ceiling fan as well and then later automate a few new ceiling fans we are adding.
Be able to control the fan with Alexa
Have a remote control or local override so that Alexa or a smart phone tablet is not required.
Wifi / Z-wave / Zigbee
Z-Wave vs Wifi: https://community.smartthings.com/t/z-wave-vs-wifi/9078
Wifi Controlled Ceiling Fans: https://community.smartthings.com/t/wifi-controlled-ceiling-fans/49470
Samsung SmartThings Smart Home Hub
Best Z-wave controller
Wink Enabled Universal Ceiling Fan Remote
Currently Everyone is waiting on this Wink Enabled Control Kit to be released
From what I can tell people have been waiting for this for a year or so.
So after a lot of looking around, it appears the only way to accomplish what I want is to order the replacement parts from King of Fans
Here is what you need
A zigbee Fan controller (this gets mounted inside of the fan)
A remote controller (this can either be a hand held remote or a wall mounted controller)
Decide which type of remote controll you want and then call this number
King of Fans — 1-800-749-3267
Original Fan (this is the fan that has the parts you need)
Model Number #43260
UPC Code 82392 43260
Parts to Order
Wink enabled Fan controller MR101Z (J)
Remote Control (not required except for override)
Basic Black Remote Control TR227A (K) $25
Remote Control with Temperature on it http://www.homedepot.com/p/Hampton-Bay-Universal-Ceiling-Fan-Thermostatic-Remote-68108/205846345
The way this set up works is the Fan controller is mounted in the fan and tells the fan what to do.
The fan controller becomes a device that can be controlled by both a SmartThings hub (using the Zigbee protocol) or the Remote Control
Alexa can then control the devices on the smartthing hub.
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