Ecobee3 Smart Thermostat, Amazon Echo, Homekit and Simplisafe Security – HGG217

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Ecobee3 Smart Thermostat  (Thanks Mike)

1st Homekit enabled smart thermostat – this week


  • Remote Control – manual phone / web based

  • Sensors

    • Smart Home / Away Feature

    • Follow Me

    • Custom Zones (only include Bedrooms at night)

    • IF Integration (turn down when security system set to away) turn back up when system is disarmed

Insteon Lights & Security Camera

  • Linking Front Porch and Garage Outside Lights together – controllable by each others switch

  • Driveway sensor – with motion and 3 minute turn off

  • Security Cam installed in Driveway – not quite yet in the pool area

Simplisafe Security

  • Self Install

  • Take it with you

  • No Contracts

  • Wireless – no phone line



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