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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #400 on: May 24, 2023, 07:06:08 PM »

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #401 on: May 24, 2023, 07:25:53 PM »
Quick update for Eccobee Premium: I tried process of elimination by adding more and more tape every time proximity sensor was still active. I have now used half of a roll of electric tape, I taped every part of the thermostat including the sides, and yet the proximity sensor is still active. I truly wonder how the sensor works. Would love any insight.

Have you tried looking for the location of the sensor by looking at the live video from a smartphone or digital camera screen? IR sensors glow on camera. On my Ecobee3 lite it's in the upper left corner.

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #402 on: May 24, 2023, 10:39:39 PM »
Smart Thermostat Premium
https://www.ecobee.com/en-us/smart-thermostats/smart-thermostat-premium/
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Probably a mmwave chip, works through plastic and is behind the screen. No amount of tape will help.
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #403 on: May 24, 2023, 10:40:24 PM »
Have you tried looking for the location of the sensor by looking at the live video from a smartphone or digital camera screen? IR sensors glow on camera. On my Ecobee3 lite it's in the upper left corner.
Yes didn't see anything.

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #404 on: May 24, 2023, 10:40:44 PM »
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Probably a mmwave chip, works through plastic and is behind the screen. No amount of tape will help.
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #405 on: May 24, 2023, 10:42:55 PM »
Aluminum foil can do the trick, it uses 2.4ghz
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #406 on: May 24, 2023, 10:44:32 PM »
Aluminum foil can do the trick, it uses 2.4ghz
Aluminum foil uses 2.4 ghz?

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Re: Smart homes
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #408 on: May 24, 2023, 11:59:49 PM »
I disabled standby mode and lowered brightness. I'm now missing out on a clock and outside temperature, nu nu.

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #409 on: May 25, 2023, 09:44:07 AM »
I disabled standby mode and lowered brightness. I'm now missing out on a clock and outside temperature, nu nu.
I had the same issue once the new interface came out, about a month or three ago, but I fixed it. Unfortunately, I don't remember how.
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