ecobee

Viewing remote sensors connected to a thermostat

To view remote sensors connected to your ecobee thermostats, navigate into a building with thermostats and 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.

 

ecobee3, ecobee3 lite, ecobee4

These thermostats are compatible with wireless ecobee Room Sensors and every thermostat can be paired with up to 32 wireless sensors. Each Room Sensor provides 2 measurements: Temperature and Occupancy. In addition to paired room sensors, the thermostat itself has sensors built into it such as Temperature, Humidity, and Occupancy. From SmartBuildings, you can see all of these sensor values broken out by device.

For example, a thermostat named RTU 333 has three wireless ecobee Room Sensors paired as shown below:

 

Participation

ecobee Room Sensors can be in 3 different states:

  1. Monitoring

    This means 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.

  2. Control (participating)

    This means the sensor is being used as a part of the thermostats temperature control during the current 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)

    This means the sensor is being used as a part of the thermostats 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.

 

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.

For example, a thermostat has 6 wired remote sensors paired as shown below:

 

Participation

Wired remote sensors can be in 2 different states:

  1. Monitoring

    This means 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

    This means 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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