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Forums :: M1 & M1EZ8 Controls :: M1 Gold and Venstar Thermostat

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M1 Gold and Venstar Thermostat
Posted by urbanbri on 03/27/2008 03:39 AM

Hello, I have an ELK M1 gold and a Venstar T1700 thermostat with an Insteon adaptor. ( http://www.smarthome.com/2491t1.html ) I want to be able to have the M1 talk to the insteon-enabled thermostat to change the temperature based on certain rules. Is this possible or do I need some sort of serial thermostat..like the HAI models? I have the M1XSP already talking to the Insteon network to control the lights...I would think that I just add the thermostat to the list? Thanks for any help! Chris

Re: M1 Gold and Venstar Thermostat
Posted by CompKing on 06/10/2008 11:22 PM

I am also interested in a response to this. An alternative may be to use one of those ISY-99 brains to monitor traffic and adjust the temperature.

Re: M1 Gold and Venstar Thermostat
Posted by bradweeks on 06/12/2008 09:17 AM

The M1XSP with Insteon firmware doesn't have the capability to communicate with an Insteon thermostat. This feature has been added to the list for future consideration but no timeline as to if or when it would be available. At this time the ISY-99 or ISY-26 doesn't send or receive any M1 thermostat related commands, only the M1 lighting and M1 arm/disarm commands. Universal Devices and ELK Engineering are evaluating the possibility of implementing the ELK RS-232 ASCII Thermostat commands in order for the M1 to receive the stat's data from the ISY but No timeline as to if or when this will be available.

Edited by bradweeks on 01/16/2009 01:55 PM

Re: M1 Gold and Venstar Thermostat
Posted by dvalton on 07/28/2008 03:55 PM

I am also interested in a response to this. I can control the thermostat by issuing controls from my computer, but not from the Elk M1. When will support be out to do this? Thanks.

Re: M1 Gold and Venstar Thermostat
Posted by bradweeks on 07/28/2008 04:05 PM

The folks at Universal Devices would need to be willing to implement the ELK RS-232 ASCII Thermostat commands in order for the M1 to receive the stat's data from the ISY. No timeline as to if or when this will be avaliable.

Re: M1 Gold and Venstar Thermostat
Posted by tpaulakis on 11/22/2008 12:26 AM

Wouldn't the thermostat look like any other Insteon dimmer from M1's perspective? Granted it couldn't be controlled like a thermostat, but you might be able to raise/lower the temperature by brightening/dimming the device.

Re: M1 Gold and Venstar Thermostat
Posted by luengas on 12/31/2008 03:37 AM

I purchased an Elk M1G because it had Insteon support. To me that meant the M1 could control Insteon-enabled devices, like the Venstar thermostats. Are there any plans to add this support to the serial interface firmware? Any feedback on the subject would be appreciated. Thanks, CEL

Re: M1 Gold and Venstar Thermostat
Posted by bradweeks on 12/31/2008 07:38 AM

The Insteon Venstar Thermostat is on ELK's "List for Future Consideration" but no timeline as to if or when it would be available.

Re: M1 Gold and Venstar Thermostat
Posted by barbourm1022 on 01/06/2009 09:49 AM

I also purchased the T1700 and the Insteon adapter thinking that my Elk M1 could control it since it has Insteon support. I hope they decide to include the support soon.

Re: M1 Gold and Venstar Thermostat
Posted by backinthelab on 01/06/2010 01:51 PM

Has this function been considered for implementation by Elk? If so, what is it's status? I'm in the same boat as the other and purchased the Venstar thermo with the notion that the Elk could control it.

Re: M1 Gold and Venstar Thermostat
Posted by Traditore on 01/22/2010 10:42 AM

Add me to the list of people who are in that situation. (:

Re: M1 Gold and Venstar Thermostat
Posted by alfio on 01/15/2011 09:30 PM

I would like this feature.

Re: M1 Gold and Venstar Thermostat
Posted by donm5 on 03/19/2011 04:56 PM

I purchased the T1800 knowing it was insteon compatable and now I realized the M1 does not communicate with it. I would really like to know if they plan on including this thermostat into the list of compatable devices. It looks like its been on the list of considerations for over two years now. When will we know either way?

Re: M1 Gold and Venstar Thermostat
Posted by bradweeks on 03/23/2011 01:00 PM

Thanks to everyone for their request and input on this subject. The ELK-M1 Gold supports Insteon Lighting only with no plans to incorporate the Insteon Venstar Thermostat into our integration. Thank you, Brad Weeks Technical Support

Re: M1 Gold and Venstar Thermostat
Posted by Polexian on 04/11/2011 09:37 PM

This device will be supported with ISY 99i. They are working on the module right now in order to base events on motions and current alarm status.

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