Remote Access Thermostats w/o a Service Fee?
Is anyone aware of one? I'm looking for a stat that will plug into my home network that I can control through a web browser pointed at the stat - like you would configure a router.
The Evolution seems to only be controllable from Bryant's website (can't bypass) along with an annual service fee. Honeywell has something similar, but also has a fee. I'm looking for something like the Evolution, but that I can setup and control myself.
Have you tried here:
The AprilAire 8870 Communicating tstats have an RS485 interface, that wires up to whatever your controlling electronics / processor is. This is typically how web interface is done.
Many of the big commercial automators, like AMX and Crestron use the 8870 tstats in their automation implementations.
I've had the 8870 tstats running at my residence for a number of years, as part of zoned implementation with computer control of the tstats. the 8870s are pretty solid tstats, and, work for both conventional A/C-Heat (2 stages AC, 3 Heat) or 3 stages of Heat Pump.
go to xci's homepage. I installed one of these in my uncles cabin with the modem and everything, but he is family and I did it for beer and food. Its not going to be cheap.
The Infinity Remote access module will interface with a home automation system and or the skytel Internet.
Carriers Infinity Remote Access uses state of the art
technology to control Infinity systems via telephone and
Internet. The system also offers enhanced peace of mind through
telephone and email routine and urgent maintenance notifications.
3--wire installation into the Infinity System wire bus
Internet access into your Infinity System
Telephone access into your Infinity System
Check your system status and change settings from
Intuitive web navigation for non--technical customers
Easy to program a schedule with day and
Override your system schedule on the run
Schedule a future vacation setting
Emails and calls for routine maintenance reminders
Emails and calls for urgent service reminders
Dealer can diagnose a system problem remotely
Optional Home Automation capabilities through an
RS--232 port. Communicate information through an
open ASCII protocol
Or you can go simple with a Venstar thermostat with a "Comfort Call" module. These are accessible with voice menu and phone call. See them at thermostatusa.com
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Originally Posted by auggieben
Ain't cheap, but is accessible via internet. No additional fees.
Perhaps you should have read the instructions before calling.
We've done a few jobs and the t-stat was a Hai brand. The home automation company supplied them and hooked up their end. We wired our low voltage to them and to the furnaces, started up, etc... They took over from there.
How about the Honeywell VisionPro IAQ Stat. and a phone module?
Anybody ever hooked up Honeywell part#W8735A1005 (RS-232 to EnviroCOM expander) to a VisionPro IAQ? If that combination worked could it theoretically be controlled by a home automation system?