How Smart Thermostats Used in Smart Home Automation?

With the growth of smart home, more and more smart sensors applied in home. Wireless thermostat is one of them which is widely applied because of its remote accessibility. Based on the integration with smart home automation gateway and other smart home sensors, it provides great convenience to users that control and monitor through different terminals such as smartphones, tablets, and other smart wearable devcies, wherever they are.


What is smart thermostat?


In home automation, wireless smart thermostats assume the role of keeping a cozy environment , woking with temperature and humidity sensors, air conditioner, and other smart home devices that make surrounding environment comfortable. With a touchscreen display and some buttons to change among different models, home thermostats are easy to use and can be programmed. Generally, Smart thermostat is zigbee/z-wave to Wi-Fi enabled to make connection to the IoT hub. 


So, what can home thermostat bring to smart home? With a smart thermostat, homeowners can access and control their home’s temperature and humidity even while they are away from home. There’s no need to worry, the home is always under control, users can turn off the cooling or heating system with their smart wireless devices.


What is the purpose of the thermostat?


Smart thermostats can maintain the temperature within the given limits. When you feel too hot, thermostats will cool down the house temperature, and in otherwise, they warm up the room when you feel too cold. While adjusting temperature in your home (usually based on the routine and lifestyle preference by users), thermostats also assume a key role of energy-saving. There is survey evidence that it may save as much as 10% a year on heating and cooling by the using of thermostat.


Zigbee thermostat in home automation

How does a thermostat work with other smart home sensors in home automation?


Zigbee and Z-Wave are popular wireless connectivity types within smart home. So does thermostat. There are Zigbee and Z-Wave thermostats in smart home market. With using of different connectivity types, homeowners require a Z-Wave controller or a Zigbee hub to function effectively.


Under the control of a smart home gateway, wireless home thermostats are easy to programme and work with other home automation sensors to build a comfort enviroment. For example, the temperature and humidity sensor senses temperature variations in your home, and the thermostat will be triggered to program the ideal temperature automatically acccording to the preferred temperature you scheduled.

The data generated by thermostats will be uplinked to the platforms through the smart home hub, and output the working report of the thermostat, then make the smart thermostat works more efficient.


As we know, there are programmable thermostats and smart thermostats in the market. The biggest difference between the two kinds is that the smart ones allow users to monitor and control from various terminals. And they are more efficient to save your energy bill.


Refer to here to view more about our thermostat and the Zigbee/Z-Wave home automation hub.