Connect ONE and ecobee team up
System management handled through Connect ONE cloud-hosted interface for seamless control of environmental temperature settings
July 27, 2020 By SP&T Staff
Security dealers now have the opportunity to offer their customers substantial energy savings while earning recurring monthly revenue (RMR) with a new integration developed between the Connect ONE cloud-hosted interface and ecobee WiFi SmartThermostats.
Connect ONE, a service and management platform from Connected Technologies, now provides seamless support and control of popular ecobee, allowing dealers to expand into managed services for energy management and environmental monitoring.
“Energy management is an area where users can attain tangible cost savings, even hundreds of dollars annually depending on the facility,” said Dan Simon, managing partner and co-founder of Connected Technologies, in a prepared statement. “The Connect ONE and ecobee integration gives security dealers another way to bring valuable services to the customer with lower utility bills, while they earn regular and predictable revenue from ongoing service.”
The Connect ONE-ecobee integration works via WiFi with all control panels and requires no wiring or Z-Wave connectivity. In addition, while some smart thermostats need a separate mobile app for configuration—requiring the end user to set up a password and log-in credentials—with Connect ONE and ecobee a smartphone app is not necessary for installation.
Once configured within Connect ONE, customers view real-time data on energy and make on-the-fly adjustments, temperature changes and setbacks. Integrated with intrusion or access control systems, when armed and the facility unoccupied, ecobee SmartThermostats switch to energy-saving settings. When disarmed and the building becomes occupied, ecobee automatically switches to its standard schedule mode.
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