I just recently added an Ecobee to my ST ecosystem and just had a few questions regarding certain smartapps and device handlers. Looking for pros/cons. So far I’ve added the official Ecobee smart app and have created a few ST automations for Away/I’m Back/Sleep/Good Morning. Good Morning and Sleep are set to execute at specific times if we are home and Away/I’m Back are based on presence within our home geofence.
It seems like there are many other ways to control these functions using IFTT, custom device handlers and smartapps. My question is, what am I missing out on by just using the basic ST automations and the official Ecobee smart app? It just seems like there are redundant solutions out there but perhaps I am missing something or these were originally developed when there was no official Ecobee support?
Just curious to hear about other people’s experiences and reasons for using other integrations. I feel like I might be missing something or not aware of what these other things offer.