ecobee offers the owners of its smart thermostat a way to easily share controls with the launch of the Family Accounts feature today. Available in the latest version (7.26.1) of ecobee application house owners can now invite up to 15 family members to view home information, invite others and, of course, adjust the temperature of a connected thermostat.
Family accounts allow up to 15 family members to join and control a House without sharing accreditation data. Ecobee Homeowners can choose to invite family members to share access to their home’s ecobee devices.
Administrative privileges are only available to the homeowner, who keeps account changes, deleting devices, and accessing other features, such as eco + from everyone’s hands. Accessing the new feature requires only 5 steps in the ecobee application, and on iOS, the invitation process uses the sharing tab, which gives the homeowner the opportunity to invite others through messages, email, and more:
- Open the ecobee application and select “Account”
- Select “Manage your homes”
- Select Home where you want to invite someone
- Select “Home Members”
- Select “Invite new member”