Q: Can you thermostat be controlled from a Linux based script? I would like to setup some custom programming from a Linux based router. I also have remote access to this router. Specifically it is a router with DD-WRT installed.

A: Unfortunately the ecobee thermostat can’t be controlled by a Linux based script. We will be developing additional APIs in future, but I don’t have any specific release dates for you at this time.  Looking forward to an API, we would predict that the thermostat would be controlled via an SSL connection from your Linux based device to our web servers; this SSL connection would send/receive XML based data to configure/retrieve thermostat settings.