Pr4sanna, Jan 4, 2017 9:04 AM in response to EagleDude, User profile for user: If you’re already [an ecobee user] the new camera and sensors are an easy way to add basic security to your home. Follow along as we get things up and running. It's shocking that they didn't test all of this before they released it. Feb 12, 2017 3:02 PM in response to tbendis New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. ecobee natively supports geofencing for 1 phone. Ecobee Developer Site. Another awesome feature of the Ecobee 4 is that it comes with a built-in Alexa voice service. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. Staging control lets you get the level of comfort you like while lowering energy use. But changing modes is not supported in HomeKit It's sad that the manufacturer apps like lutron and Honeywell lyric both work perfectly with multi user geofencing while HomeKit can't get it right. All works perfectly. How, exactly, does the geofence decide whether I’m present or not? ecobee Support; Thermostats; Thermostat Smart Home Integrations; Why are my geofence triggers not firing through HomeKit? Does it look for my phone to actually cross the fence, or is it just looking to see if my phone is present within the fence? In response to Pr4sanna, Jan 6, 2017 4:39 AM in response to azulon1 Hi Everyone, I just recently added an Ecobee to my ST ecosystem and just had a few questions regarding certain smartapps and device handlers. This can be an iPad, or an Apple TV 4 th generation or newer. Has anyone gotten to this work with home kit, mine works and my wife who is invited and has control access over the home cant get automation to work. Geofencing is an extremely useful feature for smart thermostats. ecobee supports all 3 major voice assistants and has an Alexa speaker built into it. After restarting, navigate to the Configuration > Integrations menu, hit Configure next to the discovered ecobee entry, and continue to authorize the app according to the above Automatic Configuration, starting at step 2.. Notifications. Choose a Comfort Setting from the list to apply an indefinite Hold using that Comfort Setting's temperature/fan settings, or choose "Resume Schedule" to cancel any Holds and resume the ecobee's schedule. Using this set-up, you can have it set up to track as many phones as you like. it functions perfectly. In response to EagleDude. However, the same general process can be used to setup geofencing for any smart home product that has an IFTTT channel. this is important to me, and having invested so much in the homekit, it should work, Jan 11, 2017 6:10 PM in response to stevenross2011 You have to turn on editing as described and use (say your wife's phone) to create the automation. To use HomeKit-enabled accessories away from home, you will need an Apple TV (iOS 7.0 or later). Even though I've invited my wife to our Homekit setup on the Home app, and she has accepted, geofencing automations only work with my geo location. Family geofence is a totally different problem which I'm still trying to figure. The new Ecobee 4 smart thermostat will save you money:. In response to azulon1. No, and no. Apple may provide or recommend responses as a possible solution based on the information provided; every potential issue may involve several factors not detailed in the conversations captured in an electronic forum and Apple can therefore provide no guarantee as to the efficacy of any proposed solutions on the community forums. You can set up your own geofence, i.e., established what’s the range at which you can be considered ‘Away’ from home. ecobee vs. Nest: Geofencing ecobee. So strange, but whatever - so I'm not messing with that. azulon1, Jan 6, 2017 12:38 AM in response to Pr4sanna, Jan 6, 2017 4:39 AM in response to azulon1, User profile for user: The Alexa-enabled Ecobee 4 is coming, but the developers over at Ecobee have been busy working on their app. Nest supports Google assistant and Alexa but not Apple HomeKit. It works very very well. Jan 11, 2017 6:28 PM in response to Pr4sanna In response to EagleDude. ecobee Smart Thermostats are ready to integrate with Apple Homekit—all that's left to do is welcome your very own ecobee home. In response to Jatmister. iOS 10.0.1, More But so far they won't check to see if the other phone is home before running the automation. I would like to have "I AM LEAVING" automation run only if BOTH my phone AND my wife's phone (separate apple ID on family sharing) have left the house, so if only 1 of us has left, nothing changes. Problem is, if my wife is still home, we don't want the automation to run. If you haven't figured already - looks like you haven't allowed your wife editing access. I am running it all from an Apple TV, and was wondering how I would go about setting different Geofencing things for different people. Jan 11, 2017 6:07 PM in response to Jatmister Then Ecobee's reference is singular, not for multiple people - silly. And vice versa, where your phones are away but motion is occurring in the house the Ecobee switches to Home? Tap the arrow on the top left, make sure 'allow editing' is enabled for your wife, under 'People'. Jatmister, User profile for user: When leaving geofence: Tap here to set the type of Hold to apply to the thermostat when you leave your geofence area. There is currently no way to not synchronize the Home app. I am in the market to purchase an Ecobee and was wondering if it is possible to enable HomeKit geofencing so that multiple iPhones "trigger" the Ecobee? if you are getting different results, please tell everyone what in detail you are doing as I was told at the moment it can't be done. If you invite your wife and your kids to your home the only person that would have functional automation is the creator. Homekit doesn't set modes, it can only set temps. Ecobee while having a good number of steps in order to integrate is actually pretty simple. Less, User profile for user: Since they don't like to add this innovation themselves, and at he same time they don't like HomeKit working with ifttt. She can manually control everything, but doesn't have the automations tab at the bottom of the Home app screen. I'm sure i know the answer to this is no, but I live at home with my partner, i want to set up an automation where when my iphone and my wife's iphone have left home then trigger leaving home scene, anyone know if there's any way or third party way of making this happen? So I can't even setup a duplicate geo location automation for her. If your ecobee is still unresponsive after deleting and re-pairing with HomeKit, please reach out to our Support team at 1-877-932-6233 for further assistance. You can save approximately 23% on heating and cooling costs! Ecobee 3 and Ecobee 4 thermostats are capable of controlling up to 32 multiple zones remote sensors accurately. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. That functionality is definitely needed. It seems like HomeKit was released half baked. Yes it does. Historically, you had to download every smarthome application for your smarthome gear and install it on the guest user’s phone. To make it work with multiple phones requires extra work and third-party apps. It gets a little tough to manage this between 2 users. Dec 18, 2016 1:36 PM in response to EagleDude How to Set Up Geofencing for Multiple Users. It's sad that the manufacturer apps like lutron and Honeywell lyric both work perfectly with multi user geofencing while HomeKit can't get it right. stevenross2011, Jan 11, 2017 6:07 PM in response to Jatmister, Jan 11, 2017 6:10 PM in response to stevenross2011, Jan 11, 2017 6:28 PM in response to Pr4sanna, Jan 11, 2017 7:08 PM in response to azulon1, User profile for user: I can now have her phone turn stuff on or off, and have my phone turn stuff on and off with geo fencing. I have written to Apple and placed tons of calls without a call back. Jan 11, 2017 7:08 PM in response to azulon1 Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. In response to Jatmister. - The Verge " Combined with these new (door and window) sensors and the existing sensors, ecobee’s Haven shows a tremendous amount of potential to streamline day-to-day tasks within the home. Apple hardly behaves like they care about HomeKit. Dec 19, 2016 7:12 AM in response to EagleDude This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Ecobee4 Multi Zone. Dec 18, 2016 6:56 PM in response to BDR5000 Doesn't the geofencing work with multiple people when you add your wife (or child or whoever) to the home app as guest users of your home? Not with Homekit, for some reason Homekit only allows the tracking of one phone. Yes that's indeed weird.. Jan 6, 2017 12:38 AM in response to Pr4sanna Thanks for the info! I have the same question. I am shocked that a company that we all love like apple hasn't figured this out yet. I have this setup for my wife and kids. However, if you have an iPhone and want to use Siri to control your thermostat—or integrate it with other HomeKit products—here’s how to enable HomeKit on the Ecobee thermostat. However myslef and many others just use Life360 and the ecobee integration with IFTTT. Stumbled across your issue while trying to find a solution to the problem described in the original post. I’m trying to set schedules for each thermostat & if both of us are gone then the heat would drop some degrees. However, you should be able to integrate it with Apple Home Kit/Apple TV or integrate it with Smart Things Hub and create an IFTT to utilize any sensors you have for that system. None, Dec 2, 2016 1:18 PM in response to Jatmister Multi-user geofencing with HomeKit Ensure that you have an Apple hub set up . 1 year ago. On my primary apple ID account (my phone), I can set automation to turn stuff on or off based on geofencing (I AM ARRIVING or I AM LEAVING) of my phone. Once Homekit is enabled, go to the Home app on your iPhone device and invite other family members to your home. Just follow this tutorial and wherever I mention “ecobee3”, replace it with your product. Also, make sure you enable the Allow Remote Access and Allow Editing for each family member. So, does the Life360 play nicely with the motion sensors of the Ecobee? One User Account for Each Device Every device should have their own Honeywell Home account. Based on your geofence configuration, a scene command is then sent to your HomeKit accessories via your connected AppleTV (4th generation or later), iPad (Running iOS 11 or … So far I’ve added the official Ecobee smart app and have created a few ST automations for Away/I’m Back/Sleep/Good Morning. Unfortunately, it doesn't work for smart geofencing. White -> W/W1. EagleDude, Dec 2, 2016 1:18 PM in response to Jatmister, User profile for user: It does not have a built-in sensor, so it cannot do geofencing straight out of the box, per se. If you've managed to do that - can you confirm if multi-user geofencing works for you? ecobee thermostats are optimized for one or two-stage heating and cooling equipment. I don't have an explanation or solution at the moment but if I find something, I'll let you know! Optimal Humidity In homes with humidifiers, SmartThermostat regulates indoor humidity to … UPDATE: I originally wrote this tutorial for use with the ecobee3 smart thermostat. As this is the only way it would work! Before we do anything in Home Assistant we need to get some things out of the way over at the Ecobee Developer Site. Using Apple HomeKit with your ecobee HomeKit allows you to use Siri voice commands to control your ecobee, as well as programmable “Scenes” to control multiple accessories with a single command and set location-based triggers to activate scenes when arriving or leaving your home (geofencing). This enables you to set temperatures in big rooms or apartment units without any hassles using just one smart thermostat. Well we are hosed. And, apparently, so did a lot of other people – so many, in fact, that ecobee themselves suggests ecobee users rely on IFTTT and Life360 to manage geofencing and their products. Mar 12, 2017 6:27 AM in response to darren-mc "This is the best smart thermostat with HomeKit support." It seems like HomeKit was released half baked. darren-mc, Mar 12, 2017 4:45 AM in response to EagleDude, Mar 12, 2017 6:27 AM in response to darren-mc. Geofencing. In response to EagleDude. In response to stevenross2011. I have Honeywell lyric thermostats in the house, and my wife and I can both use the Geofencing separate of each other, and it knows when someone is home compared to when someone isn't. Direct support through the ecobee app for Multiple user … With multiple users/devices, the geofence event triggers when the first person arrives and when the last person leaves. Does anyone know how to submit a recommendation for this functionality to Apple? In response to darren-mc. Make sure your iPad/Apple TV is running on the most recent iOS version. When you first set up your Ecobee smart thermostat, Apple’s HomeKit isn’t automatically enabled. In response to Jatmister. But, that is not all and if you want to see what else Ecobee thermostat can do and why are Ecobee3 and Ecobee so good, read my reviews. It works very very well. I installed ecobee SmartThermostat with Voice Control. Using this set-up, you can have it set up to track as many phones as you like. With this feature, your smart thermostat can use your phone’s GPS system to determine if you’re home. Yes and no. Looking for pros/cons. 4. We love ecobee, but we ran into a lot of frustrations trying to use this specific feature. I'm on android and he's on ios. I just had installed ecobee thermoststs.problem is ecobee only can set geofencing for 1 user & I cant setup my wife with her phone. However myslef and many others just use Life360 and the ecobee integration with IFTTT. It's been talked about quite a bit here so rather than explain it all again just see this thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/ecobee/comments/3zshzq/ecobee_and_ifttt_way_better_geofencing_options/. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. Unfortunately no. In response to BDR5000. Totally missed this while I was searching for ways to make it work. Ecobee smart thermostat models are very popular because they allow you to control the temperature in your home even if you aren't there. Every website and youtuber on the planet wasn't being very clear on what you can and can't do in Homekit. Giving my wife edit permissions as you described allows me to now set up automations for her as well. tbendis, Feb 12, 2017 2:40 PM in response to Jatmister, Feb 12, 2017 3:02 PM in response to tbendis, User profile for user: In response to azulon1, Feb 12, 2017 2:40 PM in response to Jatmister Wow, great find! I have told them this several times. How HomeKit and multiple users works. Ecobee has a schedule but I’m wondering can I set schedules up in smartthings & tie it to geofencing since it recognizes both of our phones. Homekit multi user geofencing Mar 12, 2017 4:45 AM in response to EagleDude The ecobee powered on without issues. In other words, does the Geofencing trigger the Ecobee just like the motion sensors do? Multiple User Geofencing I have just gotten started using Homekit, have added a few plugs, a thermostat and light bulb adapter. 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