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Old January 2nd, 2018, 04:54 PM
Richel Richel is offline
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Originally Posted by racerfern View Post
The Honeywell plug-in I use just logs into my Honeywell account to make changes. So it is still cloud dependent.

However, I prefer that over a "dumb" z-wave thermostat that relies on HS3 to be up and running. The chances are small that HS3 will crash, but if the thermostat relies on HS3 for a schedule then that can be a problem.

My wifi enabled thermostat will still function on its own without any outside input. I might not be able to make changes, but at least it's up and running as long as the power is on.
Good point. What wifi thermostat do you have/
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Old January 2nd, 2018, 05:19 PM
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I have this one..
works great and HS controls it all so I don't actually touch it. love it
Honeywell zstat

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Plugins - BLRF | Concord 4 | HSBuddy 3.9.605.5 | HSTouch Server | RFXCOM | X10 | Z-Wave

Hardware - EdgePort/4 DB9 Serial | RFXCOM 433MHz USB Transceiver | Superbus 2000 for Concord 4 | TI103 X-10 Interface | WGL Designs W800 RF | Z-Net Z-Wave Interface
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Old January 2nd, 2018, 07:12 PM
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And I have two of these. Easy to program right on the t'stat, through HS or through the Honeywell website.


Just remember, you need the "C" wire for these new fangled thermostats or you need battery backup. The z-wave ones may have battery backup, the wifi one I have from Honeywell and most newer t'stats REQUIRE a "C" wire. I had to run a separate wire to each of my older t'stats. Not fun.
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Old January 2nd, 2018, 10:30 PM
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Wi-Fi (Cloud) vs Z-Wave Thermostat

I have a TRANE XR524 and it works well on Zwave. I have had to re-synch the device once with the HS3 Zwave controller to get the thermostat to display the right time (stupid DST). This has only happened once in the last 1.5 years. The thing I like about it is that I set temp defaults in the device. These take over in the event that HS3 goes down. Then I set my events to proc after the built in settings.

I just setup a Honeywell 9K wifi at my sister's new house and found the setup straight forward. The only thing I can think you would need to automate would be integrating custom events based on active detection of home/away.

The Honeywell even has a skill of their own. So integrating voice commands can be done without HS3. Do note that they are cloud supported. So there is some risk to brute force attacks. You end up needing the plugin for HS3. You need Internet for connectivity between:
1. HS3 and the thermostat.
2. The thermostat and the Honeywell cloud service.
is reliant on your internet connection.

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