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Old 10-11-2016, 04:52 PM
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Default Remote Home Temp Monitor......

For you guys who have second homes or travel and away from home a lot.
Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced device that I can leave in the house and then access periodically or have it send an alarm via my iphone or laptop to monitor the inside temp during the winter? All I seem to find are whole house security monitor sytems with cameras, etc and all I care about is monitoring the temperature so I'm not always paranoid that pipes might be freezing.
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Old 10-11-2016, 04:57 PM
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https://www.acurite.com/spot-check-i...ite-987es.html

$90.00

I have a little more than that system, it works great.
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Old 10-11-2016, 06:35 PM
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I've got a basic wi-fi Honeywell thermostat that does exactly what you want. You can control the system via the web or an app on your phone. You can configure low temp and high temp alarms to let you know if the temperature goes out of range. Very easy to install and configure, and it costs about $90

http://yourhome.honeywell.com/en/pro...stat-rth6580wf
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Old 10-11-2016, 06:42 PM
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Default Honeywell sounds like a good deal.

The previous reply sounded like a good deal,90 bucks is a good price. I have the NEST brand thermostat and one of their webcams. Thermostats run 250 and cams 200. However, very easy to hook up and work without issue.
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Old 10-11-2016, 06:56 PM
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I have the nest system. Works great for monitoring and you can adjust the temp from your phone. I have 5 zones on the system.
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Old 10-12-2016, 04:58 AM
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My brother has a web accessed alarm but also has a camera that is pointed to a thermometer so he can verify the alarm and whether or not he now needs to drive 2 hours to run to his weekend home at 3AM or if it can wait/is a false alarm.


As important is an alarm for your fridge/freezer. The $500 or so in lost food was nothing in comparison to the mess he had to clean out. Nasty.


his system was cheap as is the monitoring. Just need internet.
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I use NEST.
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Old 10-12-2016, 06:24 AM
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will check those out. Thanks guys.
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Old 10-12-2016, 08:35 AM
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The only ones I've ever seen being used are the NEST. They're not the cheapest but I've never heard anyone complain that they didn't work flawlessly.
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I've installed these in 3 different homes. Alarms for power outage, low temperature or detecting water, calls up to 3 different telephone numbers. I've been happy with them.
https://www.amazon.com/Reliance-Cont...home+protector
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Old 10-12-2016, 11:06 AM
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I have a Honeywell wifi (the color touchscreen one) that will do that and also do humidity alerts. Works great.
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:20 PM
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I've got honeywell wifi thermostats for both HVAC systems in my house. We go to the lake most weekends. Very nice being able to control the temp from the road so that it is adjusted to a comfortable level before we return home.
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:27 PM
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Check out Canary. It's expensive at 185 bucks, but it's plug and play. No charges if you use base system. I can see what my dog does all day, or what my wife looks like prancing around in front of camera!
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I Installed Lowes IRIS temp monitor, the system is expandable to do as much or as little as you like. The kit I bought included the hub, thermostat and a plug controller that allows for a lamp to be turned on or off.
It was easy to install, and cost about $100 bucks.
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
I've got honeywell wifi thermostats for both HVAC systems in my house.
This is what I use. Nice to be able to set the thermostat without getting out of bed,


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Ditto on the Honeywells. Inexpensive and work as advertised.
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Originally Posted by sb69coupe View Post
I've got a basic wi-fi Honeywell thermostat that does exactly what you want. You can control the system via the web or an app on your phone. You can configure low temp and high temp alarms to let you know if the temperature goes out of range. Very easy to install and configure, and it costs about $90

http://yourhome.honeywell.com/en/pro...stat-rth6580wf

+1.

I use it to monitor my house in the keys. You have to have local wifi for it though.
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Old 10-12-2016, 06:40 PM
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I bought the ecobee3 because it had multiple sensors so I can see the temp on all floors.
Great hvac reports also. Plus it doesn't shut down the hvac when there is no one next to the thermostat like some do.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
I've got honeywell wifi thermostats for both HVAC systems in my house. We go to the lake most weekends. Very nice being able to control the temp from the road so that it is adjusted to a comfortable level before we return home.
This is what I have,I have text/email alerts for high and low temps.

Nice app for the phone.

Need wifi though.
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Old 10-13-2016, 05:52 AM
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I have honeywells in my houses and have had no issues. Work great, easy install and setup.
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