I know there is a lot of information out there about Ecobee and SmartThings and I have started messing with the custom Smart Apps and Device Handlers.
I am not really sure if I am going down the right path though.
Let me put my use case out and maybe somebody can give me some tips for the best way to accomplish my goal.
I sleep at my house every other week for the most part. So I want both SmartThings and Ecobee to be smart enough to know that when I am away, I want the Ecobee mode to stay in away. I don’t want Ecobee schedules to take over and put it into sleep mode.
When I am home, I use SmartThings presence sensors to change SmartThings to home when i am present, I want the Ecobee to run as Home. Then at night, 8 PM, I want the Ecobee to switch to Sleep, but only if I am present. Then at 5 AM I want the Ecobee to switch to Home, but only if I am present.
I have some stuff cobbled together between the Ecobee scheduler and using Yonomi to adjust the modes based on its presence sensor, but I don’t like using multiple apps and systems and schedulers. I really want Smart Things to do all the heavy lifting if possible. I also see that I can accomplish some or most of this with IFTTT as well, but again that is one more app, one more thing to integrate.
So my question, is there a way to accomplish my goal with SmartThings only? If so, how do I do it? After I have installed the updated device handlers, the SmartThings automation is still not able to set the mode of the Ecobee. If I am understanding right, a Ecobee SmartApp can synchronize the mode to away/home setting of SmartThings, but I am not sure if that will accomplish changing to sleep and back to home at 8 PM and 5 AM. I am thinking I might have to create a “Sleep” mode in SmartThings to synchronize sleep with the Ecobee SmartApp?