I just installed my first of three Honeywell WiFi Smart Thermostats, RTH9580WF. I integrated it into my SmartBridge 2 Pro, and can see and control it from the Lutron Caseta App on my iPhone. Further, I have been experimenting with two different HomeKit apps:
1. Eve from ElGato
2. Home - Smart Home Automation from Matthias H.
However, neither of these two apps can see the Thermostat.........in retrospect, the Honeywell thermostats do NOT claim to be HomeKit compatible. However, I thought, apparently incorrectly, that because the SmartBridge Pro 2 was HomeKit compatible, any device hanging off of it could be a "HomeKit accessory", like all the dimmers, switches, and pico remotes. After all, the dimmers, switches, and pico remotes aren't listed as HomeKit compatible, just the Smart Bridge 2. So now it would appear that I have three thermostats that cannot be controlled from within the HomeKit eco system.
- Could I have configured something wrong and it should be visible as an accessory?
- If not, is this also the case for the EcoBee, Carrier WiFi, and Nest Thermostats?
- If it cannot be seen as an accessory, by design or existing limitation, are there any plans for a SmartBridge firmware update that could correct this? Is that even possible, or must each device at all levels be HomeKit compatible, period?
- If I am just out of luck, and must find a work around, can someone explain technically what the issue is? For example: "The Security protocol between the Smart Bridge and the Thermostat doesn't meet HomeKit standards and so it cannot be an accessory."