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Cielo
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Posted - 08/01/2017 :  10:31:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit Cielo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Smart Thermostat are WiFi enabled controllers which can manage temperature from anywhere in the world. Internet of Things is the basic model which assists the working of smart thermostat.

Smart thermostats are beneficial because they provide;
* Energy Efficiency
* Cost Effectiveness
* Environment Protection
* Autonomy to control from anywhere, anytime
* Compatibility with all brands
* Convenience
* Compatibility with Amazon Echo
* Usage Statistics

To know more about smart controllers and their benefits; visit https://www

stusviews
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Posted - 08/01/2017 :  10:53:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
All modern programmable thermostats provide:
* Energy Efficiency
* Cost Effectiveness
* Environment Protection
* Convenience

Non-WiFi home automation thermostats provide:
* Energy Efficiency
* Cost Effectiveness
* Environment Protection
* Convenience

Depending on the particular home automation setup and all WiFi thermostats add:
* Autonomy to control from anywhere, anytime

No thermostat has:
* Compatibility with all brands

Not all WiFi thermostats have:
* Compatibility with Amazon Echo

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Geo
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Posted - 08/03/2017 :  06:12:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Why would anyone need to control home temperature "from anywhere in the world"? Technologically it is simple to do, but is it practical? Unlike the wired systems, you pay for the connection. Moreover, IoT devices have poor, in many cases non-existent security. Just look at all too common security breaches and hacks at already protected banks, governments, automobiles and so forth. Unfortunately, there are too many malicious people in the world just looking for ways to hurt someone. IoT vendors blinded by technological gimmicks are only beginning to wake up to security issues.

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tekchamps
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Posted - 02/18/2018 :  09:18:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit tekchamps's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Well they are good for saving energy because they tell you what your energy bill might be and they save energy. They can also be controlled from almost anywhere as long as your smart phone and thermostat are connected to the wifi. Only the best smart thermostats have Alexa compatibility or other special features. If you want the best smart thermostat than check out this article. https://tekchamps.com/best-smart-thermostats-alexa-compatible-google-home/
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j_c28
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Posted - 04/26/2018 :  01:43:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In my opinion, one of the biggest benefits of the smart thermostats is that they integrate well with smart-home systems and hubs. I would say that Ecobee has done more than Nest when it comes to this area and here you can check the compatibility of their currently-available models.
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lilyoyo1
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Posted - 04/26/2018 :  9:38:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Geo

Why would anyone need to control home temperature "from anywhere in the world"? Technologically it is simple to do, but is it practical? Unlike the wired systems, you pay for the connection. Moreover, IoT devices have poor, in many cases non-existent security. Just look at all too common security breaches and hacks at already protected banks, governments, automobiles and so forth. Unfortunately, there are too many malicious people in the world just looking for ways to hurt someone. IoT vendors blinded by technological gimmicks are only beginning to wake up to security issues.



There are many reasons as to "why" one would need to control their thermostat from anywhere. One could be to check to see if it was turned back so that the hvac isnt used as often as it would be if someone was home. To prepare the house for your return as the weather when you left could be different upon your return. For colder climates, maybe the temperature drops unexpectedly while you are gone so you may want to run things a little more. Vacation homes etc. Anything can be hacked. To act like there is zero security to any name brand thermostat is misleading. With that said, security starts with the router (making sure that is secured) as well as setting a user name and password. Will that stop a dedicated and skilled hacker? Of course not. However, that hacker is probably looking at a bigger fish to fry where there can be more reward for their efforts.
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JerryAllen
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Posted - 05/16/2018 :  08:04:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Cielo

Smart Thermostat are WiFi enabled controllers which can manage temperature from anywhere in the world. Internet of Things is the basic model which assists the working of smart thermostat.

Smart thermostats are beneficial because they provide;
* Energy Efficiency
* Cost Effectiveness
* Environment Protection
* Autonomy to control from anywhere, anytime
* Compatibility with all brands
* Convenience
* Compatibility with Amazon Echo
* Usage Statistics

To know more about smart controllers and their benefits; visit https://www



The biggest benefit programmable thermostats offer is the cost savings. Energy bills continue to rise in all parts of the world, and the best way to combat this is to try to reduce your energy usage.

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