Looking at adding a thermostat to my setup. Which has the best SmartThings Integration?
There are three that are officially certified to “work with SmartThings,” so from that standpoint they have the best integrations. 2Gig CT100, one Honeywell model, and one RCS.
However, a lot of people prefer the Ecobee because of its zone sensors.
@yvesracine has done a ton of work developing a device handler for it, but it can still be a fragile interface if either ST or Ecobee change something in their cloud. Doesn’t affect the basic working of the thermostat, fortunately, but it’s something to be aware of.
Ecobee 3. I'm new :)
Thanks for the info. I was really hoping to see Ecobee 3 on the list as it’s a very attractive product.
Yeah, I hear good things about it.
There’s a beta version of an official Ecobee device handler in SmartThings Labs status, but a lot of people seem to prefer Yves’ version. See one of his topics for details.
Pretty sure ST is also now supporting the ZEN thermostat.
I had two ecobees in my house, they were too much for my needs when looking to control via ST.
In the end many of the great features they have made it difficult to control exclusively via ST, they were too capable.
I’ve since switched to a PEQ (centralite) in the garage and a ZEN in the house, these are completely controlled via ST and automatic mode changes. I do not have a need or desire for the thermostats to have or manage their own schedules, and ecobees web analytics and data collection pages while very good weren’t a requirement on my end.
On my side, I think that having a “smart” thermostat with some scheduling capabilities when connected to ST is a big plus…
Especially now with all the scheduling issues within ST…
I have a SmartApp that brightens lights in a zone when there is motion or a door opens. It dims the lights after a given timeout period.
I have 6 instances of the app on one hub, (6 different lighting zones), and 8 on another hub, in another building.
When the app initializes, it starts the scheduler to run a scheduleCheck() function every minute, to turn off lights, when appropriate.
It was working for months. Then it stopped dimming reliably.
I have determined that the scheduleCheck() function stops running as scheduled.
I have also noticed that it now usually schedules at the top of the minute, i.e., the seconds are zero. This did not used to be the case. And the time between scheduled calls can be 1, 2, or 3 minutes.
I have just installed a workaround, in which I re-initializ…
To rely exclusively on ST is a bit of a challenge when we talk about essential services such as heating/cooling your home…
As far as overlaps between ST and ecobee are concerned, I’ve posted detailed information on how to avoid it here:
This thread is about My Ecobee device only, and it’s dedicated to the several hundred of ecobee users (550 contributors and counting) who have been using it for their day to day HA interaction through SmartThings for more than 2 years now.
I’ve developed more than 15k lines of code for the ecobee thermostats under SmartThings. It’s the most comprehensive ecobee implementation. There is no other thermostat device that offers this kind of capabilities under SmartThings (compared to Nest, Honeywell Lyric or any other smart thermostats).
If you want to unlock all ecobee’s rich APIs features, this is the device for you!
The code works with all ecobee models: Ecobee Lite, Ecobee3, Smart-SI, Smart-02, and even EMS thermostats.
BTW, for those who are interested in purchasing an e…
But, of course, this really depends on your use cases and budget. I’ve already posted in another thread the pros/cons of smart “thermostats” vs. z-wave (or zigbee) thermostats here:
I realize you can integrate ST with Nest or Ecobee3 etc… but I don’t want the “logic” to overlap. Seems like the big selling points of Nest and Ecobee are their abilities to monitor presence, remotely control, and adjust to save money, but at a $249 entry price tag. Looks like you can get a simple ZWave enabled thermostat for $100, and then just use ST’s apps, sensors and logic to accomplish similar goals.
Don’t get me wrong, Nest and Ecobee are certainly sexy on the wall, but I’m curious where the features overlap with a ST integration. Do you owners of Nest and Ecobee program and schedule the actual termostat in ST or their respective native apps?
I have 3 Smart Sense Motion Controllers, some Moisture Sensors, a few ST Multi’s, etc… so I have temp readings all throughout my house… i…
If you have any questions about the ecobee integration to ST thru my custom Ecobee Device, let me know.