Device grouping

Be able to group devices in to zones/areas
Rather than having to turn all devices on if needed set a group for example downstairs/upstairs or whole house which would turn the grouped devices to the same settings
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  • +1

    Grouping rooms into “zones” would be usefull.
  • https://community.tado.com/en-gb/discussion/2777/zones#latest
  • +1

    Grouping functionality is essential!

    Currently we do this with Alexa, but this is only good for "turn upstairs on/off". When setting smart schedules it is still frustrating having to do the same schedule for each and every room.

  • I have 10 radiators, all with a smart TRV.

    I have one smart thermostat in my kitchen/diner/lounge (both rads in this area have smart TRVs too)

    I have kind of worked out how to group areas through Alexa but it isn't exactly user friendly.

    it involves me not using the Tado app, which i would normally use to control heating in individual rooms (which I do more often).

    There are unscheduled times when we want to heat all of downstairs or all of upstairs, but leave the other 'zones' off. Equally, I might want to heat just occupied bedrooms upstairs rather than all of upstairs.

    To do this, i would have to go into each bedroom individually, and increase the temperature of each. rather than simply being able to heat 'Bedrooms' or 'Upstairs' or 'Downstairs'.

    I would welcome a drag and drop feature so I can maintain individuality of my rooms, but also be able to quickly change a group, without using Alexa.

  • Just a Suggestion:

    Now if we had an open access point within the App we could build macros ( sub routines) in a simple Lang ( eg SQL ), name these routines which could be called upon to achieve what your looking for.

    SQL ( usually used in data management ) is a simple language which gives conditional branching( plus a lot more ) I assume each device has its own hexadecimal Id\key, assign this key to a variable name such as “SpRoom” and your good to go, obviously you can easily group individual controllers.

    This is Dependant:

    ONLY IF the original Design incorporated the unique Id\Key in the Spec, if they didn’t, well that would be SO short sighted for future expansion of a product which has limited boundaries anyway.

    AND if The Company allows/permits this open access to “subroutines” (provided by its customers) AND provides the Code Bridge on the selected LangCode used.
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    I haven’t worked in the Process Control industry since the early 90’s but I feel that they the Company would be very short sighted, also doing their shareholders a disservice if they didn’t take this up.
    As a “Process Design Development Engineer” I’ve implemented and seen the Benefit of “Empowerment” of a customer base to the extent of product growth to the extent that the Company climbs to the front of the leader board! (with very little outlay)

    People with virtually NO programming experience can easily tweak the variables and Identify the the valves.

    Now if I’d achieved the “content” of the last, Sentence wouldn’t I want to talk about this to my friends, people at work…….

    So back to the Macros and how to SHARE them ?

    Wouldn’t a Technical Forum be a good place to start ?
  • +1

    I have 12 trv thermostats. Zones is exactly what I require.