A switch can be connected to a light module, blind module or a digital module. A switch has a pre-defined function for a light or blind module. Every switch can be simulated in evon Smart Home for test purposes.

These switches can be found under “all apps” – “switches”.


If you have connected your switch to a light or shading module, then the switch is automatically named according to the light or blind. If you wish to give it a different name, then deactivate the option “same name as blind/light” in the parameter panel and give the switch a new name. If you have connected your switch to a digital module, then you must name it yourself.

If you have a switch in your system that you don’t use, then you can hide it by deactivating the option “reserve “hide in display” in the app “ switches”. To unhide it, you can find your switch in the app “hardware”.

If you want to change the mode, i.e. define the switch as a presence detector or a digital input, then you can do this in the parameter panel under “mode”. Not every module can change the mode however, or not all possibilities are available. This means that the light modules’ switch can only be converted to a presence detector. Switches for a blind element cannot be converted. Switches for digital modules have all three modes.


If you have linked a switch to a scene and would now like to simulate this scene, then there is no need to go to the switch and press it every time, you can use simulation to create the switch press. Simply activate the option “simulation” in the operator panel to see 3 buttons that you can use to simulate switch presses.

Warning: If you leave the simulation mode activated, the autonomous functions will not work!


You can use the switches for a scene (assuming it as been named). In the scene “if …” just select the switch and decide if you want the scene to be executed after a single, double or long press.


Open the switches settings (“all apps” – “settings” – “switches”) if you want to define the times for a press and double-press. Select the desired values and confirm them by clicking the button “use values for all switches”.

Hold time (long button press)
A switch must be pressed for at least thus time to be recognized as a long button press.

Wait time (double-press)
The gap between two switch presses must be as least as big as the defined wait time to be recognized as a double-press.

If you wish to define different values for a switch that is connected to a blind module, then activate the option “use other values for blinds”.