I have an interesting use case and need to validate (or not) an idea. Garage is 50-75’ from the house. Currently there is a three-way circuit from our mudroom to the garage. We’ve only ever used it for the lights, but I now have some rechargeable tools out there and would like the power to always be on, while still having light switch control in the garage and in the house. Also, I have been using a z-wave switch in the garage with out issue.
How about I use a Red switch in the house with the relay turned off, an auxillary z-wave switch in the garage and a z-wave outlet with the lights plugged in.
So, the power would always be on to garage, the Red and aux would control the light on/off.
BTW, I currently use Home Assistant talking to a SmartThings hub, but have Ha Blue on order and plan to migrate to non-SmartThings z-wave network.
Am I thinking right? Also interested in other ideas