Can I Use an ADC-S2000-T-RB Without a Thermostat?
Yes, you can use an ADC-S2000-T-RB without a thermostat. The ADC-S2000-T-RB Remote Temperature Sensor can determine the temperature in the area and report the information to Alarm.com. This will allow you to check the sensor's detected temperature from the Alarm.com website or mobile app.
The Alarm.com ADC-S2000-T-RB is a Z-Wave temperature sensor. It enrolls with a Z-Wave controller or hub so that it can report its detected temperature. This device is most commonly used alongside a compatible Alarm.com Z-Wave Thermostat, namely either an ADC-T2000 or ADC-T3000. Both the ADC-S2000-T-RB Temperature Sensor and the thermostat are paired with the same Alarm.com Security System. The user then integrates the ADC-S2000-T-RB Temperature Sensor with their Alarm.com Thermostat through the Alarm.com platform. Once this is done, the ADC-S2000-T-RB will report its temperature to the thermostat so that more effective and more accurate heating and/or cooling can occur.
An Alarm.com Thermostat can even calculate the average temperature from its own detected temperature and the detected temperature(s) from one or more ADC-S2000-T-RB sensors. It can then use the calculated average value to decide whether heating or cooling is needed. This can be very useful for larger buildings, where one single temperature detection area from the thermostat alone just isn't enough. A maximum of ten (10) ADC-S2000-T-RB Temperature Sensors can be paired with a single Alarm.com Thermostat and used in this way, so you can really spread out the temperature detection across a large area.
But you do not have to pair the ADC-S2000-T-RB Temperature Sensor with an Alarm.com Thermostat. You can pair the ADC-S2000-T-RB with an Alarm.com compatible alarm panel. This will allow it to integrate directly to Alarm.com as a standalone Z-Wave device. The temperature sensor will report its detected temperature to Alarm.com, and the user can check it via the website or mobile app. It is also possible to set up text and/or email alerts to notify the user if the detected temperature goes outside a set threshold and becomes too hot or too cold. Many users want a device that will tell Alarm.com the current temperature in their home or office so that they can check it while they are away, without needing actual thermostat capabilities and functions. If that is the case, a standalone ADC-S2000-T-RB is a great choice.
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