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Ecobee Switch+ Gets SmartThings Integration

Last night while dealing with a Z-Wave issue with one of my Leviton Z-Wave Plus Switches I went into the Marketplace of the SmartThings App and under switches I discovered the Ecobee Switch+ was listed. I have been a fan of the Ecobee Switch+ for a while now and currently have two installed but I was missing any real automation abilities and really wanted them tied into my SmartThings system. I have been using IFTTT and a couple of Virtual Switches in SmartThings and that was working well but direct integration eliminated not only the two Virtual Switches but also eight IFTTT Applets just for basic control.

The SmartThings Integration with the Ecobee Switch+ used the official Ecobee Connect SmartApp which I do not currently use with my Ecobee 4 thermostat as I use a third-party SmartApp and Device Handler, but I am fine using it until third-party development catches up.

To say that I am excited about integrating my Ecobee Switch+ with SmartThings really would be an understatement and I think Ecobee really needed this to make the Switch+ a real product that can be using in a full automation system.

Anyone else integrate these two yet? Let me know in the comments below.

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I am passionate about the IoT and connected devices. Using connectivity to automate our lives will empower civilization to achieve greatness.

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