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[Home Depot] **EXPIRED ONLINE** ecobee Room Sensor for ecobee Smart Thermostats (2-Pack) $59

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[Home Depot] **EXPIRED ONLINE** ecobee Room Sensor for ecobee Smart Thermostats (2-Pack) $59

ecobee Room Sensor for ecobee Smart Thermostats (2-Pack)
Model # EB-RSE3PK2-01

Free shipping. Could also price match/beat at Lowe's - https://www.lowes.ca/thermostats/ecobee ... 02451.html

I couldn't add it to the cart from the product page, as something seemed to be blocking it but could add it from the add to cart button on the below page
https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/catego ... e%3Aecobee#
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Thanks OP! How do these work by the way? Does the thermostat recognize the sensors and ensure the temperature in different areas are different? I.e. if I keep a sensor upstairs in one of the bedrooms, and 1 sensor in the family room?

Right now the only one sensor which is built in, is in the dining area.
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I think the sensor works by way of when it detects a person in the room it then brings up the temperature in that room to the set level.
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It works like this.

You set you're main thermostat to a desired temperature and when you have room sensors,it senses the temperature in that room and averages it out with main thermostat. At least that's how mine is set up, and there are other ways as well.
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Can we use this as motion sensors for other things? Ie
If someone enters the room, turn on lights
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The sensors detect two different things. Temperature, and motion.

Depending on how you set up your Ecobee thermostat, they can be used in a few different ways.
1) The thermostat will always use average the temperature in the home to heat/cool accordingly
2) It will heat/cool the house across the average of OCCUPIED rooms, based on the motion sensors in the units
3) If the motion sensors detect zero movement (for I believe 2 hours), it will automatically set the thermostat to "away" to whatever cost-saving temperature you desire.
4) The sensors are setup to have zero input on the main thermostat, and are just there to reference temperatures in different rooms for your own personal knowledge.

How and what you have the sensors do will be completely based on your personal preference.

As for using the sensors to control lights, they don't directly work like that. That said, I wouldn't doubt if people have figured things out through IFTTT or similar.
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JDTheCanadian wrote: The sensors detect two different things. Temperature, and motion.
Don't think the sensor detects any motion. It only measures temperatures and relay it to the thermostat.

I have one, and it runs on 5v cell battery, you make it work by programming the thermostat to measure temperature either the sensor at certain time of day.
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tomtomtom wrote: Don't think the sensor detects any motion. It only measures temperatures and relay it to the thermostat.

I have one, and it runs on 5v cell battery, you make it work by programming the thermostat to measure temperature either the sensor at certain time of day.
It think it does - On the app it says if the room is occupied or not, that likely is done by a motion sensor.
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aZian_ wrote: Can we use this as motion sensors for other things? Ie
If someone enters the room, turn on lights
Ecobee sensors come up as motion sensors in my Smartthings app. So yes you can do that if you had a Smartthings hub and smart lights/lightswitches.
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tomtomtom wrote: Don't think the sensor detects any motion. It only measures temperatures and relay it to the thermostat.

I have one, and it runs on 5v cell battery, you make it work by programming the thermostat to measure temperature either the sensor at certain time of day.
Definitely motion sensors. And the temp readings are real time.
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JDTheCanadian wrote: The sensors detect two different things. Temperature, and motion.

Depending on how you set up your Ecobee thermostat, they can be used in a few different ways.
1) The thermostat will always use average the temperature in the home to heat/cool accordingly
2) It will heat/cool the house across the average of OCCUPIED rooms, based on the motion sensors in the units
3) If the motion sensors detect zero movement (for I believe 2 hours), it will automatically set the thermostat to "away" to whatever cost-saving temperature you desire.
4) The sensors are setup to have zero input on the main thermostat, and are just there to reference temperatures in different rooms for your own personal knowledge.

How and what you have the sensors do will be completely based on your personal preference.

As for using the sensors to control lights, they don't directly work like that. That said, I wouldn't doubt if people have figured things out through IFTTT or similar.
At least with HomeKit they show up as thermometers and motion sensors so they can be used as triggers for any automation. Turn lights on/off, lock doors, trigger alarms, etc.
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tomtomtom wrote: Don't think the sensor detects any motion. It only measures temperatures and relay it to the thermostat.

I have one, and it runs on 5v cell battery, you make it work by programming the thermostat to measure temperature either the sensor at certain time of day.
Absolutely a motion sensor and runs on a 3v (cr2032) battery.
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aZian_ wrote: Can we use this as motion sensors for other things? Ie
If someone enters the room, turn on lights
just an FYI
Don't rely on these sensors to turn lights on... don't get me wrong, these sensors will pick up people pretty well. The issue for these are that there is a bit of delay (1-2 min) so relying on it to turn a light on isn't very useful imo.
otherwise these are pretty good and useful to tell if there is anybody still in the room~
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hprockets wrote: Ecobee sensors come up as motion sensors in my Smartthings app. So yes you can do that if you had a Smartthings hub and smart lights/lightswitches.
Just to add to this, yes they do show up as motion sensors but they don't refresh as fast as a real motion sensor, can't remember how many seconds wait but it's significant that you can't rely on it to turn on any lights for you... But I do use them as part of the security system in SmartThings

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