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Nest NST Manager Home/Away tile

JRamlow 11 months ago in Things & Capabilities / Non-"Works With SmartThings" devices updated by Kevin1 11 months ago 3

Is there a way to access the Home/Away status on the Nest Thermostat through ActionTiles? I'm using the NST Manager in SmartThings and everything is working great. The number of available tiles is also very good. The one thing I'm not able to find is a way to change the status from Home to Away (and vice versa). A separate tile for this would be very helpful. I utilize home/away for setting ECO mode on/off. I've tried using Presence but have run into too many problems where all of a sudden I show as being away and my heat would go off. This wouldn't be a problem but I am in a cold climate and my normal heating is around 70 and my ECO heating is down around 45. The temps are currently in the teens. I've temporarily setup a virtual button and use Webcore to command it Present() or Away(). It works, but its not very clean as is not without its downsides keeping them in sync.

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Hi,

At the moment, there is no way to select specialty thermostat modes.

However, this work is short listed for implementation. Thermostat tiles will be significantly enhanced.

Just for my reference, could you please open ActionTiles > My Locations > Location Name and let me know the value of `supportedThermostatModes` field for the Nest thermostat? Thanks

Just for reference, here is my Nest Thermostat info using latest NST Manager in ST:

Thermostat
Device ID:
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Capabilities:
Actuator,
Health Check,
Refresh,
Relative Humidity Measurement,
Sensor,
Temperature Measurement,
Thermostat
heatingSetpoint:
71
humidity:
30
supportedThermostatFanModes:
[auto, on]
supportedThermostatModes:
[off, eco, heat, cool, auto]
temperature:
71
thermostatFanMode:
auto
thermostatMode:
heat
thermostatOperatingState:
idle
thermostatSetpoint:
71

Hi Alex,

supportedThermostatModes: [off, eco, heat, cool, auto]

I'm guessing access to the Home/Away option of the Nest would not be possible because it is a Nest Location setting versus a thermostat specific setting. It is what changes the modes between heat/cool and eco. I don't have any of the protects or cameras but I'm assuming that changes modes in those as well. Changing the mode directly from the thermostat tile with the inclusion of ECO will work fine and I can bypass the whole home/away feature all together. Unless there is value for the home/away for other Nest products in ActionTiles.