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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).
 
If you need help pairing your ecobee with HomeKit, please refer to this article for instructions.

 

Creating HomeKit Scenes

Scenes allow you to adjust your thermostat (as well as other HomeKit accessories) with a single command. For example, if you tell Siri “I’m leaving,” your ecobee will switch to your Away comfort setting.

There are five default scenes with your ecobee:

  1. “Good morning” sets your ecobee to its Home comfort setting
  2. “Good night” sets your ecobee to its Sleep comfort setting
  3. “I’m home” sets your ecobee to its Home comfort setting
  4. “I’m leaving” sets your ecobee toits Away comfort settings
  5. “Resume schedule” resumes the programmed schedule if your ecobee was placed on hold or was in vacation mode

You can create custom HomeKit Scenes in addition to your default Scenes either through the ecobee mobile app or through the Home app. 

 

ecobee mobile app:

 1) In the ecobee mobile app, open the menu from the top left corner (either the green "back" arrow if you're on the main screen of your thermostat or the silhouette icon if you're in My Devices screen)

2) Select "Manage HomeKit" from the menu

3) You should see the option for "Scenes"—select it

4) You should see all of your current Scenes. To create a new Scene, select the green "+" icon in the top right corner 

5) Create your custom Scene and define the settings for your ecobee

 

Visit this this article for futher assistance with creating custom Scenes in the ecobee app.

 

Home app:

1) In the Home app, select the “+” button in the top right corner

2) Select “Add Scene”

3) Choose a name for your scene and select your ecobee under accessories

4) Press and hold your ecobee displayed under accessories to adjust the settings for this scene

5) Select “Done” once you’ve selected and programmed all your accessories for this scene

6) By selecting “Test This Scene,” you can see how this scene will behave and make any adjustments if needed

 

How to Configure Geofencing for HomeKit

Geofencing will allow you to trigger certain Scenes/commands based on your location. To use the geofencing feature, you will need an Apple home hub—either an iPad or Apple TV (generation 3 or higher). Please also ensure that you’re also on the latest version of iOS.
 
 

ecobee app:

1) In the ecobee mobile app, open the menu from the top left corner (either the green "back" arrow if you're on the main screen of your thermostat or the silhouette icon if you're in My Devices screen)
 
2) Select "Manage HomeKit" from the menu
 
3) You should see the option for "Geofence"—select it
 
4) Select "Enable geofence"
 
5) Change the radius by pinching the radius-circle to increase or decrease the radius of the geofence
 
6) You may select a Scene that will trigger (or choose to do nothing) when you enter the geofence boundary and another for when you leave the boundary. Once you've finished making your adjustments, select "Done" in the top right corner to save
 
 
Check out this article on creating a geofence in the ecobee app for further assistance.
 
 

Home app:

1) Select AUTOMATION in the bottom right-hand corner
 
2) Select the “+” icon in the top right corner to create a new automation
 
3) Choose the trigger for this automation
 
4) Choose the scene you’d like to trigger
 

 

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