I was sent here from the German forum thread about this issue. I upvoted here. Maybe you English peeps can also upvote the German thread?
Let's hope Tado get this essential function developed asap! It's unbelievable that the issue was first raised in this forum 3 years ago and so far nothing has happened.
BTW I live in a flat share with 2 other people. We have completely different schedules, one of us being a nurse, working shifts. So set schedules for each room don't work for us. We need geofencing for each room. So that if flat mate A is at home only flat mate A's room gets heated (and maybe communal rooms like kitchen and living room). As we have so different schedules most times someone is at home so the away mode (for the whole flat -as this is currently the only option) is not triggered very often.
Yes! I checked and have upvoted on German website already.
Im in exactly the same position - 4 independent people, different jobs, sometimes away for a week here or there, and very different schedules.
Many people live lives not quite as a traditional nuclear family!
C'mon Tado, bring this feature out.
There's no need for my office to be heated if I'm out and there's no need for my wife's walk in wardrobe to be heated if she's at work.
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worth a try....
yes this needs to be sorted.
It is odd not to develop this idea after so many years of requests
You would think that with the development of so many other home automation apps and Matter, getting in there early - as tado has done so far- to provide a complete system would be the way to go.
- individual geofencing grouping certain rooms to certain individuals
-radiator thermostats that use simple external temp sensors. (At present, thermostat readings inaccurate due to placement of the temp sensors in the valve right next to the heat source!!)
-simplify the control of other heating sources and bring into Tado fold - eg electric underfloor heating, (and so update room thermo to allow BOTH digital and relay )
I guess the second two will happen with Matter and attachment of 3rd party controls.
yes all much more important than energy IQ, which like smart meters, users soon tire of looking and playing with.
So fed up with the lack of response and answers from Tado that I just send a comment to the CPO of Tado Christian Deilmann. He posted something on Linkedin about how Tado fits in the European Green Deal and the UK’s Climate Plan. Sometimes you have to shake the tree :)
yup. shame tado moving away from proper automation. For me I have to manually control rooms when user away defeats the whole premise of automation, smart controls and saving energy - ie it is set up then happens in the background.
perhaps they can see the writing on the wall with Matter where users ditch the poorly designed rad thermostat for 3rd party and get geofencing that way (if I understand correctly..)🧐
I like this idea for several reasons. In our case, we rent out what used to be my Mother's Annex attached to our house. The recent crisis has seen all our utility bills going up. If we had individual Geofencing then we could ensure our lodger's spaces were only heated when he was in, likewise being retired we're away quite often and it would be a great help to us if our spaces weren't heated when we were away.
I saw a comment whilst reading these comments that suggested this was under advisement some two years ago. Perhaps Tado could share their development priorities list so we could see the progress of each develpment?
Makes sense for most people..
I guess give it an upvote, but thinking unlikely now..
I think there are lots of things that could be done with the Tado system. I like it, but I suspect that it's a difficult space and as it's multinational there are a lot of country specifics that can make development tricky. For cost reasons, I would suspect that country specif development would be difficult to manage and expensive.
Nonetheless, if they want to own a space, then they have to be specialists in their field.
Certainly privacy laws might be a factor, though in EU that might not be so country specific. However I do note that other smart thermostats do offer individual geofencing I believe, so perhaps not so difficult.
I wonder if there is a bigger update in the wings?
same problem here. 10 office rooms, 10 employees and would be great to heat each room individually only when needed, and based on geofencing 😉
I guess if they're having trouble getting this sorted they could make their source code public and they'll be plenty of techies out there that could help.
I think this is about profit and nothing less. What businesses need to realise these days is most customers are on their side, They want their suppliers to be successful and most of all to listen to them. We all like to be heard.
Making public their development plans and ticking them off as these are achieved improves buy-in, it doesn't detract from it.
I look forward to actually getting some feed back from them. either that or perhaps someone needs to buy the company.
I do know that they are reluctant to publicise plans as dont what people upset when plans doer make it to production. So managing expectations always difficult.
There is also a lot on here, so filtering out the noise may be tricky.
But some features have so many comments and requests, that they stand out from the crowd and require a response.
It's a business, and however fluffy it may want to appear, under the surface it's about profit. But loyalty is also a profit motive, which they seem to be struggling with...
No doubt some difficulties coming up with Matter, the potential for some products to be redundant, and now lots of competition. But thats what happens in a tech industry.
I doubt they are spending any time reading on here. They are focussed on increasing their sales volumes and hoping they can find the right conditions to sell the company, having recently backed out of that plan (again).