Disable a device or zone for all flows

I want an option to disable a device or a zone completely from all flows. The device or zone will then just respond to my manually adjusted settings until I enable the device or zone again to respond to flows.

Is this possible today?

Try the Zone memory app for zone control.

Disabling devices for flows can be done with virtual switches as condition. With Advanced Flows you can add condition to each device by connecting it in series.

Example virtual device and flows to import, and use right away (click for how-to):

[TEF:AVD,FLOWS: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]


But, maybe @Arie_J_Godschalk has ideas/possibilities for his Device Capabilities app, to disable selected device cards in advanced flows, whithout letting the flow ‘break’.

Allready have!
Well, kind of.

You can (currently) Set an AVD (advanced virtual device) to Unavailable (with a message).
Flowcards and everything gets disabled, but also the device itself becomes unusable, until you set it available again (through flowcards).

But i read you want to be able to use the device yourself by hand, and disable flowcards to it.

This could be made for AVDs, but i don’t think i can (easily) do it for general/allready existing devices.
Or you would need an extra flowcard in front of each device-card.

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All of these solutions involve adding or edit a lot of flowcards, which is a massive job with all the devices I have and all my existing flowcards.
I think I probably just want something as simple as an option to disable/enable flowcard control in device preferences.

For existing devices you mean?
because for an AVD you just need a Set Unavailable, and the Device and All flowcards are disabled.
And you need one (App) flowcard to set it Available again.

Only thing, you cannot control the device through the Homey App anymore.