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Viewing remote sensors connected to a thermostat

To view remote sensors connected to your ecobee thermostats, navigate into a building with thermostats, click a thermostat with paired sensors, and scroll down.

You can check on the temperature and occupancy status of your sensors, and if it is a monitoring only, control, or participating sensor.

Depending on the model of ecobee thermostat, you may see different views of the sensor data. See below for each model of thermostat what you can expect.

 

For ecobee3, ecobee3 lite, ecobee4

These thermostats are compatible with our ecobee Room Sensors. You can pair up to 32 wireless Room Sensors to each thermostat. 

Our Room Sensors will measure temperature and occupancy in the space where it is located. Our thermostats themselves have built-in sensors to measure temperature, humidity and occupancy (ecobee3 and ecobee4 only). 

You can view these sensors values by device. For example, thermostat RTU333 has 3 wireless ecobee Room Sensors paired as shown below:

 

ecobee Room Sensors can be in 3 different states:

  1. Monitoring: The sensor is only monitoring the space, and is not used as part of the thermostat temperature control. A common use case is for monitoring a space or room that has specialized heating and cooling requirements that you want to keep track of, but you can't control with the thermostat.

  2. Control (participating): The sensor is being used as a part of the thermostats temperature control during your Comfort Setting. When more than 1 sensor is participating in a Comfort Setting, the thermostat will average the temperatures across all participating sensors.

  3. Control (not participating): The sensor is being used as a part of the thermostat temperature control, but not during the current Comfort Setting. This indicates that this sensor is used in a different Comfort Setting, but just is not a part of the currently active Comfort Setting.

Our wireless Room Sensors uses a low-power radio frequency (915MHz) to communicate with your ecobee for 2 years of battery life. 

 


 

For EMS, EMS Si

These thermostats are compatible with wired remote sensors from a variety of third party manufacturers. See the following list of compatible wired remote sensors.

Each wired remote sensor measures 1 values depending on it's type and can be temperature or dry contact.

Wired remote sensors can be in 2 different states:

  1. Monitoring: The sensor is monitoring the space only, and not being used as a part of the thermostats temperature control. A common use case is for monitoring a space or room that has specialized heating and cooling requirements that you want to keep track of, but you can't control with the thermostat. Temperature and dry contact type sensors can be configured as monitoring type.

  2. Control: The sensor is being used as a part of the thermostats temperature control during all comfort settings. When more than 1 sensor is configured as control, the thermostat will average the temperatures across all control sensors. Only temperature sensors can be configured as control type.

 

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