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Thermostats - which one to integrate?

I have Honeywell and it looks like the driver is $200!?!  Anybody have a thermostat that integrates with control4 with a cheap/free driver?  Nest, Ecobee?

Thanks!

I have Nest 2nd gen and its been solid for years. The schedule is managed by Nest app, not Control4.

If you need remote temperature sensors, I guess you will have to go with Ecobee. I heard the driver had an issue losing the authentication after a power outage, not sure if it has been fixed.

Thanks.  I think I read somewhere that the control4 ecobee driver is free?  I looked at nest a while back, but back then they could not do 2 stage heating like my furnace requires.  Probably has been added with the later generation nest units I would hope.

Quote from J on November 12, 2018, 7:39 am

Thanks.  I think I read somewhere that the control4 ecobee driver is free?  I looked at nest a while back, but back then they could not do 2 stage heating like my furnace requires.  Probably has been added with the later generation nest units I would hope.

both ecobee and nest drivers are Control4 provided by Control4 and free. 🙂

In regards to 2 stage heating, not sure if this info will help:
https://nest.com/support/article/How-does-Nest-manage-different-stages-of-heating-and-cooling

Quote from The Good Guy on November 9, 2018, 5:48 am

If you need remote temperature sensors, I guess you will have to go with Ecobee. I heard the driver had an issue losing the authentication after a power outage, not sure if it has been fixed.

You still have to re do Ecobee authentication after any controller reboot (which would obviously happen after a power outage).  Other than this annoyance, the Ecobee driver (now free) works quite well

Quote from jimc4 on January 1, 2019, 4:16 pm
Quote from The Good Guy on November 9, 2018, 5:48 am

If you need remote temperature sensors, I guess you will have to go with Ecobee. I heard the driver had an issue losing the authentication after a power outage, not sure if it has been fixed.

You still have to re do Ecobee authentication after any controller reboot (which would obviously happen after a power outage).  Other than this annoyance, the Ecobee driver (now free) works quite well

What does authentication involve?

Thanks.