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ecobee Switch+ Smart Switch with Amazon Alexa
Author: Bill Lepse
Manufacturer: ecobee
Source: ecobee
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April 27, 2018

A few years back I reviewed the ecobee 3 smart thermostat, and while overall I was very happy with the unit, one issue I had was that it only came with one remote sensor. Since that time I have added four more sensors and have been quite happy with the performance and battery life. Recently ecobee released the Switch+ smart switch which has Amazon's Alexa built-in like the ecobee 4, replaces a standard SPST switch, and can act as a room sensor. I was eager to try one of these out so I ponied up the $100 on pre-order with Amazon.

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Features and Specifications:

As mentioned above, this little switch packs quite a bit inside. There is built-in Alexa with microphone and speaker, a motion sensor, light sensor, temperature sensor, night light, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n @ 2.4GHz, and it is designed to be controlled through the ecobee app. In addition it can be integrated with HomeKit, Alexa, SmartThings, IFTTT, and Google assistant.

Since this is obviously designed to replace a standard wall switch (SPST), you can toggle your light locally. But you can also control it with Alexa voice commands, IFTTT, SmartThings, and via the ecobee app. It can handle loads of 600W incandescent or 150W LED or CFL, but it is not rated for inductive loads. To confirm if your location is compatible you can check out this page on ecobee's site.

The following data was taken from ecobee's site:

Product Dimensions
       Length: 106 mm
       Width: 45 mm
       Depth: 50 mm
       Wire length: 202 mm
    Wall plate
       Length: 119 mm
       Width: 75 mm
       Depth: 7 mm
    Ambient Light
Voice & audio
    Built-in Alexa Voice Service
    Built-in microphones
    Built-in speaker
    Far-field voice recognition
Electrical requirements
    Rating: 120V AC 60Hz
    600W incandescent
    150W LED and CFL
    Neutral wire required
    Not compatible with 3 way
    Works with single/double/multi-switch rocker style plates
    Indoor dry location use only
    Neutral and Ground wire required for operation
    Automatic Line and Load Switching
Device compatibility
    Android smart devices running Android 4.4 or higher
    iOS smart devices running iOS 9 or higher
System requirements
    Wi-Fi router with an internet connection
    Either Android 4.4 or higher/iOS 9 or higher
    WiFi 802.11 b/g/n @ 2.4 GHZ
    ecobee mobile application
Connectivity & Security
    Wi-Fi, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n @ 2.4 GHz
    Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2) and Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
    DHCP (dynamic) IP addressing
    Transport Layer Security (TLS)
    15+ MB/month (dependent on Alexa Voice Service usage)
Works with
    Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, Samsung SmartThings, IFTTT and more.
    Lead free
    Mercury free
    Arsenic free
    PVC free
    ROHS compliant
Temperature Range
    Desired temperature: 45 to 92F (7 to 33C)
    Sensitivity: +/- 2F (+/- 1C)
    Operating: 32 to 130F (0 to 55C)
Humidity Range
    Display: 20% to 90% RH
    Sensitivity: +/- 5% RH
    Operating: 5% to 95% RH (non-condensing)
    -31 to 113F (-35 to 45C)
    5% to 95% RH (non condensing)
    1-year limited warranty

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