Reed switch as input device on pi3 with cayenne

Great question, and a totally valid use case that we want Cayenne to be able to handle!

So you brought up two really good points.

A momentary type push button

Ian linked to the topic that was already brought up, so we’re aware and it’s in our product backlog. We do have plans to improve this. We need to make some changes that will take time though. At least as of now, this is farther down the road map than other features, such as the timer functionality below.

Timer Functionality

Set a predetermined time for an actuator to turn on/off. For example, you would be able to set the actuator to turn on for 3 seconds and then turn off. You can read about it (linked below) and please offer your input as we are using the conversation to help spec out the feature.