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How to Set Access Control on an ecobee Thermostat

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Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to prevent others from changing your ecobee smart thermostat's settings with the Access Control feature.
You'll Need:
  • Your thermostat to be already set up and functioning properly.
ecobee.

1 Verify Basic Setup has Been Completed

In order to proceed with this guide successfully, your ecobee Smart Thermostat must be fully installed and functioning properly.

Ecobee Smart Thermostat

? Is your ecobee Smart Thermostat already installed and functioning properly?

  1. My thermostat is already installed and functioning properly
  2. How do I install my ecobee Smart Thermostat

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to prevent others from changing your ecobee smart thermostat's settings with the Access Control feature.
You'll Need:
  • Your thermostat to be already set up and functioning properly.
ecobee.
In order to proceed with this guide successfully, your ecobee Smart Thermostat must be fully installed and functioning properly.

Ecobee Smart Thermostat

With Access Control you can prevent others from changing the thermostat's settings with a 4-digit security code.

To Configure Access Control

  1. Press Menu on the main screen.
    Menu icon highlighted on ecobee screen.
  2. Go to Settings.
    Settings option highlighted in ecobee menu.
  3. Then go to Access Control.
    Access Control option highlighted in ecobee settings.
  4. Select Enable Security Code.
    Enable Security Code option highlighted in ecobee settings.
  5. Enter a 4-digit security code then select Save.
    Keypad and Save option highlighted in ecobee settings.
  6. Check any of the options you'd like to require a security code to access them.
    Access Control items highlighted in ecobee settings.
  7. You can restrict access to the following options:
    • Temperature & Quick Changes ‒ Prevents someone from changing the temperature set point and accessing the Quick Changes menu to set temperature holds.
    • Schedule ‒ Prevents someone from changing the thermostat's schedule.
    • Vacation ‒ Prevents someone from changing the thermostat's vacation schedule.
    • System & Settings ‒ Prevents someone from:
      • Switching the thermostat's system mode between Heat, Cool and Auto,
      • Changing the thermostat's settings such as: date and time, thermostat name, heating and cooling range, hold action, Wi-Fi configuration, equipment and threshold settings,
      • Resetting the thermostat's settings and/or registration.
    • All ‒ Prevents someone from changing any of the previously listed settings.
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