[SATLUG] Re: Any Technical/Automation-Hacking/Override info on the CPS Energy Saver Thermostat?

Tweeks tweeksjunk2 at theweeks.org
Sat May 15 11:31:16 CDT 2010


Follow up thread I found on this the topic of security and hacker implications 
of centrally controlled mass AC controls:
	http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2008/01/hacking_thermos.html

Tweeks

On Saturday 15 May 2010 11:26:53 am Tweeks wrote:
> Hey..
>
> I saw a couple of old threads on the CPS offered free digital thermostat. 
> It looks like it is remote controllable by CPS via two way pager control
> w/web integration (on their side).. Not a huge fan of this.. would have
> preferred a home broadband connection that I could control.. but whatever.
>
> Does anyone have any info on how controllable these things are?  It's
> designed to allow CPS to help regulate peak load distribution so that they
> can do some sort of time division smoothing of everyone's AC loads. 
> Interesting idea.. but I would like to maintain override control if need
> be. Any protocol or wired-hack info also of interest, integration with any
> linux home automation systems (like Zoneminder, MisterHouse, etc).  I think
> it's this model:
>
> TH8000
> http://www.yourhome.honeywell.com/Home/Products/Thermostats/7-Day-Programma
>ble/VisionPRO+8000.htm
>
>
> NEway.. lemme know if anyone has really dug into one of these before.
>
> Tweeks




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