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Does Ecobee Lite Work with Sensors?

Last Updated Jun 28, 2021
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The Ecobee Lite is a smart thermostat that is more advanced in heating and cooling your home than the average thermostat. This is all thanks to their accompanying sensors, which help add coverage to monitor different areas of your home.

The Ecobee Lite now works with SmartSensors, so the two can go hand in hand. The two devices are compatible and can work together to give you all-around coverage within your home.

The Ecobee Lite works with sensors to make it a lot easier for you to control the temperature throughout your home. Continue reading to learn more about using the Ecobee Lite with sensors and how to connect the devices. 

Can Ecobee Lite Work with Sensors?

If you have the Ecobee Lite thermostat and are wondering if you can add sensors to your home to get the two to work together, the answer is yes—as long as you’re using Ecboee’s SmartSensors. The two devices can easily be set up with one another.

According to Ecobee Support, the Ecobee Lite was not initially compatible with the SmartSensors. However, Ecobee quickly adjusted and, in turn, made the two devices compatible with one another.

The Ecobee Lite is considered the central unit where all of the information and settings can be accessed on the thermostat. You can even adjust the temperature from your smartphone device, giving you all-around control. 

When you add the SmartSensors, you create even closer accuracy to getting the perfect temperature within your home. The sensors can be placed in any room of the house and communicate with the Ecobee Lite thermostat to inform it if the temperature should be adjusted in that specific room based upon certain criteria.

Can Ecobee Lite Work with Other Sensors?

The Ecobee Lite does not work with any other brand’s sensors. For your sensors to work with the Ecobee Lite, they must be the SmartSensors produced by Ecobee.

This is because the Ecobee Lite only has the capabilities and software to sync with other Ecobee products. Continue reading, and you will learn that while connecting the thermostat and sensors, you will need to scan a QR code to pair them, meaning they each need to be a product of Ecobee and have a unique code to connect.

How to Connect Ecobee Lite to Sensors

Connecting the Ecobee Lite and the SmartSensors is easy. Follow these steps to do so:

  1. Have the Ecobee Lite thermostat completely installed.
  2. Have the Ecobee Lite thermostat connected to the Ecobee app on your phone.
  3. Open the app.
  4. Click the green + symbol in the top right corner.
  5. Select Sensor.
  6. Select SmartSensor.
  7. Select the green Let’s Get Started button.
  8. Scan the QR code on the back of the Ecobee sensor (if you don’t have the QR code, you can also type in the code manually).
  9. Pull the tab out of the sensor. Your SmartSensor should now be found.
  10. Name the SmartSensor you just connected (it is recommended that you name it after the room you are planning to place it in).
  11. Continue selecting your preferred settings for this specific sensor, and then follow the instructions on placing your sensor inside the room.
  12. Your Ecobee Lite and SmartSensor should now be connected and ready to work with one another.

For a great step-by-step tutorial on how to connect your Ecobee Smart Sensors to your Ecobee Lite, check out this video!

In Conclusion 

The Ecobee Lite is a great smart thermostat that offers you control from your phone and can be accessed when you are away or even in another room. This thermostat can even check humidity, weather forecasts, and more.

Ecobee SmartSensors can be added to your home and work with the thermostat to give you an even better experience. The SmartSensors easily connect with your Ecobee Lite, and once connected, the sensors will communicate with your central unit to determine if the temperature should be adjusted in the various rooms they are placed in.

The best part is, you can add as many sensors as you would like to your home, giving you as much coverage as you would prefer. The Ecobee Lite and SmartSensors are advanced pieces of technology that help heat/cool your home in the easiest way possible.