Using Ecobee with SmartThings

ecobee
thermostat

(Jeff) #1

I’m struggling with Ecobee. Hoping you guys can help me.

I simply want to have Ecobee be HOME when Smartthings is HOME, Away with SmartThings is AWAY. Right now, I have set a schedule in Ecobee (which is running even when I’m not home, which annoys me). I use SmartThings to run the I’m Back, Goodbye, etc.

Can ST just tell Ecobee to be away or home based on my ST mode? I’m not finding this.


[RELEASE] Resilient - My Ecobee Device & ecosystem v5 - The smartest thermostat under ST with new "comfort tips" features and Unique Integration with Echo/Ask Alexa
(Yves Racine) #2

Hi @jefftb, please refer to this thread:

In brief, the stock ST device doesn’t allow it, but my Ecobee device (custom DTH) allows it and much more…

Regards


(Jeff) #3

@yvesracine I bought your app. Unfortunately, it did not successfully install. :frowning: oh well

It did not show up in MY APPS in the marketplace after creating the device and app.


(Yves Racine) #4

Hi,

Did you follow the prerequisites, and especially the step e) about the shard?

You probably installed the DTH and smartapps under the wrong shard. That’s a common mistake, just look up in the ST community forum.

P. S. Next time, please send your issues to services@maisonsecomatiq.com.
Regards


(Jeff) #5

@yvesracine, I don’t know what a Shrad is.


(Yves Racine) #6

So, you need to follow the step e) in the readme… Everything is explained.

EDIT: BTW, you have installed some other code under the wrong shard before… You need to clean up your ST account.


(Jeff) #7

There is no e) in your InstallationSteps-MyEcobeeDevice.pdf


(Yves Racine) #8

Prerequisites section, step e) at the readme like I posted before…

If you need further assistance to install the code under your ST account, I can do it for you provided that you contribute to one of support packages at my store.

Regards


(Jeff) #9

I am happy to pay for support. However, I’ll be honest, the documentation has not been outstanding. I got the app installed. But you provide no documentation on the App set up. and when I did get it set up, I don’t see where it will just make my ecobee HOME when my ST is HOME. It still wants to set a temperature.


(Yves Racine) #10

My ecobee device’s custom DTH is probably the most documented under ST.

http://thingsthataresmart.wiki/index.php?title=My_Ecobee_Device

There have been thousands of installations under ST w/o major issues.

As I wrote to you, If you don’t understand the shard concept, just refer to step e) under the prerequisites section (big bold title) under the readme file that I posted before. Or look up for shard in the ST community forum.

Regards


(Allan) #11

Therr is also a free EcoBee DTH that works very well you might want to check out:


(Yves Racine) #12

He’s already installed my DTH…Like thousands of others.


(Allan) #13

That doesn’t mean he can’t try a less complicated free version does it?


(Yves Racine) #14

That’s your point of view. But carefully read the testimonials under my thread:

Amongst others,a very happy contributor (latest post):


(Allan) #15

@yvesracine - You of course are free to advertise the program that you wrote that you charge for. If you remember I did buy your app over a year ago and after criticizing it on the forums as overly complicated and having issues you removed me from your distribution list and i stopped getting updates. I also never got a refund for what I paid and I never complained or said anything about it until now. You seem to not be able to take criticism for what you do and for that I think you’re kind of arrogant.

So forgive me if I make sure to let other people know there are free options out there that work well as opposed to your program. I’m also sure there are plenty of people that are happy with what you wrote, there plenty of people that were happy with windows ME but that doesn’t mean it was very good.

-Allan


[RELEASE] Resilient - My Ecobee Device & ecosystem v5 - The smartest thermostat under ST with new "comfort tips" features and Unique Integration with Echo/Ask Alexa
[RELEASE] Resilient - My Ecobee Device & ecosystem v5 - The smartest thermostat under ST with new "comfort tips" features and Unique Integration with Echo/Ask Alexa
[RELEASE] Resilient - My Ecobee Device & ecosystem v5 - The smartest thermostat under ST with new "comfort tips" features and Unique Integration with Echo/Ask Alexa
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(Yves Racine) #16

It’s funny that you find everything complicated… You usually recommend the stock ST device as all other ecobee devices are too complicated for you.

Well, some people want more features than the stock ST device: they want zoned heating/cooling, alternative cooling, they want to leverage all their ST connected sensors, and most of all, they want reliability (no disconnect).

That’s what I give them and more. So, you’re free to criticize my work as complicated, but some people want MORE features…

If you had followed the update procedure, you’d get all my minor updates today, but you decided not to follow it. So, don’t complain to not having updates. As you may know, there is no ST AppStore, so updates are done manually (sort of) and take my time.

I will not send updates (more work) to people who are not appreciative of my work. That’s my personal choice.

Enjoy your simple DTH.

Regards.


[RELEASE] Resilient - My Ecobee Device & ecosystem v5 - The smartest thermostat under ST with new "comfort tips" features and Unique Integration with Echo/Ask Alexa
(Allan) #17

So what you just admitted to is its you’re personal choice to be a thief? You literally just said I will not send updates to people that aren’t appreciative of my work, so you will take their money but then not provide the product. That’s really good to know. It does show your true character and proves my arrogant comment was spot on.

As for recommending stock handlers this is so things can run locally and not have to rely on the cloud. Many people recommend running the stock handlers if they will run locally. It just makes good sense when you don’t need extra features to have a faster running system that will keep running if your Internet is down. I also have no issues with stock handlers and devices disconnecting, I imagine if you are having problems with that there’s a bigger issue going on.

Good luck to you and thank you for confirming the person you are publicly.

@jefftb - I’d request a refund and try the free one, it will do everything you need it to do and isn’t written by somebody so hung up on himself.

-Allan

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(Yves Racine) #18

Well, didn’t you say that you installed it and found it too complicated?

How could it be a theft?

The fact of the matter is that you installed the device, and didn’t like it… That’s your opinion, but I have hundreds of others who are pleased with my DTH and my smartapps. I don’t want to please everybody, especially people like you who are not appreciative of the work it entails.

I didn’t attack you personally, so please spare me the lecture…

This is a community forum here, so be courteous and move on.

EDIT: And you’re totally wrong about stock handlers which involve cloud-to-cloud integration. They will NEVER run locally…


(Allan) #19

:roll_eyes:

“This is a community forum here, so be courteous and move on.”

Maybe take your own advice and not keep editing your post to try and make a point.


(Yves Racine) #20

So, what’s your point about recommending stock handlers that run locally for Ecobee?

I don’t understand why you keep insisting about local stock handlers here… SmartThings to ecobee is a cloud-to-cloud integration and it will never run locally.

Next time, please review your arguments. I’m done here as I have other more important things to do.