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Ecobee Switch+ Coming Soon

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Ecobee Switch+ Coming Soon

I got this email to join their beta program, i think most Ecobee owners may have as well. Product seems interesting, the light switch has Amazon Alexa built in. Not all functionalities are available with the light switch Alexa but it sounds like most common features will be available.
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Beta open to general public, can apply here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/93N7W7W
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Do you have Ecobee4 with Amazon Alexa built-in support?
I have a Ecobee3 Lite and I have not receive invite to joint their beta program.
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Thatll be neat. But they need to tackle the fundamentals like dimming and 3 way support.

Of course cost.

Otherwise this combined with zoning support makes for a really neat multiroom audio/intercom/phone system.
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Love it that they are expanding to other products. Fits in well with their sensor driven system. Hopefully they add a smoke detector as well.
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Thanks, I received the email too.

Today and tomorrow I am literally wiring up a new central dimming smart light switch for my new living room put lights, and was going to put a outlet right next to the switch to attach an Echo Dot with a plug bracket kit. So I am basically trying to go exactly what Switch+ seems to be doing, so the timing seemed fortuitous.

Hope I am selected.
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If you guys can give feedback, ASK FOR DIMMERS PLEASE.

I was all set with Iotty and cancelled my order the last minute for the lack of dimmer switches. They're now on 2.0 and still no dimmers.
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Filled out the form too, just now. I'm actually planing to replace all switches, so this could be an option if it becomes available.
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Have the original Ecobee 3 and also received the email. Apparently you need a neutral wire though. I'll take a peak this weekend. Looks interesting.
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richuwo11 wrote:
Nov 21st, 2017 10:10 pm
Have the original Ecobee 3 and also received the email. Apparently you need a neutral wire though. I'll take a peak this weekend. Looks interesting.
Yes, they want a picture of the electrical box, so a view of the wires behind the existing switch. This is to make sure that there is a neutral wire.
I had to remove the plate and pull out the switch a bit, to show the wiring behind.
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Got the email as well, kind of bugged that they're asking for a picture of a neutral wire, it's a bit of work to take the switches out and replace them - I always find myself spending at least 5 minutes tweaking the screws and making sure the switch is perfectly flush with the wall plate afterwards...
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I signed up as well. Couldn’t find a neutral wire on my front door wall switch but found one in the bedroom so bedroom it is lol
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embguy wrote:
Nov 21st, 2017 5:22 pm
Do you have Ecobee4 with Amazon Alexa built-in support?
I have a Ecobee3 Lite and I have not receive invite to joint their beta program.
I have the Ecobee3 Lite as well, I am not sure what their criteria was to send these emails. Try emailing their support and see if they can email you a link to the beta enrollment form.
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It seems like the Beta is open to anyone, you can fill out the form here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/93N7W7W
Thank you for the link. I have not committed to Alexa or any system yet. Can I use Google Assistant on my phone to do the trial?
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embguy wrote:
Nov 22nd, 2017 12:01 pm
Thank you for the link. I have not committed to Alexa or any system yet. Can I use Google Assistant on my phone to do the trial?
The Switch+ would support Alexa so you don't need to be committed to it prior to being on the beta-testing program (if you are selected).

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