Pusbutton sensors can be configured with a wide range of functions for controlling, switching and dimming. For example, light scenes can be saved and called up, lights can be switched on/off or dimmed, and blinds can be raised and lowered. If requirements change, the button assignment is simply reprogrammed. The number of functions that can be saved in a pushbutton sensor depends on the number of its buttons. Each button is inscribable for clear assignment of what is being controlled.