[Released] Child lock

Chapstar37 ✭✭✭
tado EDIT 16.02.2021: Child lock should now be available in your app / my.tado.com

You can activate the feature by going to settings, rooms/devices and then clicking on individual Smart Radiators to activate the child lock mode.

You can read more about the feature here:

These are the firmware versions you are looking for depending on hardware revision:
- VA02: 79.1
- VA01: 54.20

Original post:
Can we lock TRVs on the app so children can't adjust them and activate the boiler.


  • ziki
    ziki ✭✭

    It's in the 'fake' roadmap since more than two years....never implemented...they gave priority to vocal assistant support implementation...

  • Heatexpert

    Agreed; a child lock is a very important safety feature too; not just for cost savings and comfort. It is all too easy for a child to turn the radiator valve to maximum, and potentially hurt themselves on a very hot radiator.

    I would have thought this should be a top priority improvement for ALL users; V3 and V3+. Lately there have not been any changes that I have noticed to the V3 app.....

  • matvi
    edited September 2019
    Ridiculous it still doesn't have the child lock feature. When i bought tado a few years ago it was already on the roadmap and was convinced it would be on the device by the time i had a kid... He is almost 3 now.
  • Hi all, my son who has just turned two, loves playing with my radiator valves which is a pain when he is playing with his bro in the bedroom in the morning. I would love a feature to only control the value via the app and turn off the manual functionality on the value to elevate this problem. Bit concerned as if I don’t get it in time the bedroom can them become very very hot
  • ziki

    It is ridiculous only because we are speaking about a very easy and stupid function that could require no more than 2 weeks of developing...but it seems that for Tado's deveolopers it is too difficult...

  • 100% need this i was told it was coming about a year ago by Tado support
  • Murinio

    I chose tado knowing this was in their roadmap. Almost 3 years ago!

  • jcwacky

    A TRV child lock is a long requested feature, which was on Tado's roadmap, so hopefully they are still working on it. You may wish to add your vote to this existing request: https://community.tado.com/en-gb/discussion/comment/2336

  • dougie175

    Another person here also been requesting for a long time. The only sort of solution I have found was to make manual adjustments only happen for 1 minute so when my children play with the TRV they only manually adjust it for 1 minute,

    As said it only sort of fixes the issue, A child lock would be far superior, ideally with a schedule built in so I can set the living room TRV's with child locks from say 7am until 7pm when there's a chance of them playing with the TRV's but after 7pm this would allow myself and my wife the chance to manually turn the heating up via the TRV when required

  • Mbabz
    Previously, you used to be able to set your valves to 0 minutes in the manual settings. This worked great as a child lock feature. However, over time they have changed it to a minimum of 1 minute.

    This is a right pain and a child lock feature either needs to be created, or this issue with manual timer control needs to be fixed.
  • Stan

    +1 to this feature request.

    Child lock on radiator valves would be much appreciated.

  • MarkC
    @Tado, any update on this feature?
  • Lucapiu
    The valves are too attractive for a child to not play with....
  • coley
    Yes please for this, saves on batteries too.
  • Fabienas
    Hello, I just got this tado system and first day my 1 year boy turn valve on maximum temperature in his room what a disaster, I was asking myself and was sure that the option is somewhere ... I mean even on a 100€ oven there is such protection... nothing for tado despite all comments here? What’s happen?
  • Laurie

    It's been long requested and promised - we need a child lock on each radiator, plus a 'geo-fence only' app account, so the heating can be smart even for household members who we don't want to be able to adjust the settings. Without that it's open to abuse and children can cost you more than any saving you might get to both your bills and the environment.

  • Vertigo
    Vertigo ✭✭✭

    There is an easy work around for the child lock:

    Id rather wish Tado's one and only part time developer, if or when he returns from his 24 month career break , spent his time creating a home/away button (or removing the lines in the code that hide the existing home/away button whenever geolocation doesnt detect a change).

  • Slick
    I’ve asked on many occasions that system owners can restrict/administer user rights to Additional or casual home occupants. Can Tado support please give a reply to this.
  • ziki
    ziki ✭✭
    edited October 2019

    Ahahahah Vertigo, I implemented that workaround years ago :D

    Tado engineers (if there's someone in Tado...) would never be able to think to it.

  • Jersey

    I’m very new here, but think this would be a good idea.

  • Indeed a good suggestion, or I would need to create a trauma in my kid that every time they turn on the heating a penguin die in Antarctica! (Kidding LOL)
  • Rayspnl
    +1! Would be great to add this feature please. Thanks
  • Oggy
    Another 👍🏼 for this feature please!
  • Dextrosan

    +1 my daughter keeps playing with the TRVs and it is driving me crazy

  • Jhetland
    +1, or notification in app or ifttt when manual mode started
  • Higgsy
    Cannot believe this hasn't been implemented. A simple fix. Sort it out Tado.
    Either a dedicated child lock or even allow the manual timer function to work on the physical control and not just the app as a temporary fix.

    This is supposed to be saving me money not costing me money.
  • P33dubs
    I’ve just added the same suggestion, did a search first but this post didn’t come up. This feature is REALLY needed And I’m not sure what the difficulty would be.

    I’m constantly turning the heating back down in the kids room because it “mysteriously” turned its self up..... strange that?
  • dougie175
    The best solution that works quite well for now is just set the manual time to 1 minute. That way even if the kids play with the thermostat it's only going to turn the heating on for 1 minute. Not ideal but better than having the heating set really high for hours / days on end
  • nilenoler
    edited January 2020
    yes, I’ve set all my TRVs to only allow manual changes to last for 1 minute so it will revert back. This seems to work for the time being but agree there should be a proper feature for this.