First post here and I’m currently awaiting my SmartThings kit. I’ve got a ton of experience with VeraPlus on some of my rentals, but I’m just now about to dive into SmartThings at my personal home…
So here’s my issue: I have a two-story home, and my kids (8yo/4yo) VERY frequently leave their bedroom/bathroom doors open and their thermostat set to 70F so their AC unit runs ALL THE TIME!!!
I am about to install an Ecobee3 (+ SmartHub + a ton of sensors + 5 Wink Cameras) to control the downstairs AC unit, and I’m looking for a second inexpensive SmartThings/Zwave compatible thermostat for their room/AC unit.
I don’t need anything fancy as I don’t plan to even really use it manually, and I definitely don’t want to entice them to play with a touchscreen lol I simply need the most cost effective SmartThings compatible thermostat for their room. HALP!!!
FYI… Just as a little “think nugget”…one of the main reasons I’m moving to this scenario is to put a door sensor on the bedroom and bathroom doors and then I’ll setup a scenario where if either door is open longer than 1 minute during the hours the kids are home, the AC will have it’s thermostat rise to 74F
TLDR: Can’t get kids to turn AC to 74F OR leave doors closed. Automating it!