Thermostat Security Alert

The Ecobee3 has a SmartHome/Away feature that can detect motion in your home when you are scheduled to be away. This is essentially a smart motion detector with a built-in knowledge of when you should or shouldn't be there. This recipe will send you a notification when it detects motion or lack of motion at a time that doesn't fit your schedule. If you are away from home when motion is detected, you could either check your cameras in your home, phone a neighbor/family member, or get even more sophisticated with a few additional recipes. For example, you could add a WeMo switch that will activate when this event happens. Plugged into the WeMo switch could be any number of devices from lights to televisions or other items that might scare away a potential intruder.

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