How does Flair Remote Sensor Occupancy work?
Flair can read occupancy status from the remote/room sensors connected to integrated ecobee and Honeywell thermostats. In addition, Flair can also use the occupancy status reported by integrated ecobee smart thermostats.
Note: Flair Pucks do not read occupancy.
To use the occupancy feature of integrated smart thermostats and their remote sensors, enable the "Remote Sensor Occupancy" setting as shown below.
This setting is located in Home Settings->System Settings.
When enabled, Flair will use the occupancy readings from the thermostat or its remote sensors to set rooms to active or inactive. Remote sensor occupancy status can be interrupted by a schedule event or by toggling the Active switch on a room.
When disabled, Flair will not use occupancy readings from the thermostat or remote sensors. Active state will be determined by the Home/Away Mode.
Note: As of 4/14/2023 there is no default value displayed in the UI for Remote Sensor Occupancy. If you don't see Enabled or Disabled as in the screenshot above this means the user has not set this and behind the scenes it is disabled by default. TECH-6135 was written to address this.
If you’re using a Flair schedule, leave rooms “blank” (with no schedule event) where you want them to use occupancy. When rooms are Active, Flair will use the default home set point.
For systems reading from an integrated smart thermostat, this is the current read set point read from the smart thermostat.
For systems where Flair is controlling an integrated smart thermostat, this is the set point displayed at the top of the Flair app.
Timing of Occupancy Readings
Flair reads from a smart thermostat every 5 minutes, so Flair may not recognize occupancy changes for up to 10 minutes or more depending on when the smart thermostat recognizes occupancy changes, and Flair reads them.
ecobee room sensors will determine that a room is 'occupied' for 30 minutes after the last motion is detected in it.
Honeywell T9/T10 room sensors will determine that a room is 'occupied' for at least 10 minutes after the last motion is detected. This timeout increases with more motion in the room.