Any IP or ethernet-capable HVAC thermostats with their own internal web-server?


I've looked up the IP/Ethernet thermostats available from four different vendors, and their products don't seem to allow for direct web-based access to the thermostats by the end-user. The way they do it is that the thermostat communicates directly with a server operated by the manufacturer, and the end user accesses their own thermostat via web interface hosted by the manufacturer.
Does any thermostat manufacturer offer an IP-thermostat that contains it's own web-server that's directly accessible by the end user to program the unit and allow for direct monitoring, view temperature and performance logs, allow for e-mail alerts, etc? These are all trivial functions that you'll find on any $100 IP-based webcam.
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Yes:
http://www.smarthome.com/30532/IP-Thermostat-with-Remote-Sensor-Capability-2-Port-Power-Adapter/p.aspx
http://www.smarthome.com/3054/Programmable-Thermostat/p.aspx
It does everything you listed including the email alerts and a mini web server built in.
Here is a screen print of the thermostats remote-control web page:
http://www.smarthome.com/images/3053side1big.gif
It has a power adapter block that you punch down the tehermostat to, then you just run CAT5 from the power adapter to your home's network hub (or switch).
If you've already secured your home LAN for external access half the job is done.
I'm using similar IP devices on my network switch (cameras and lighting control) both of these also have their own web servers for remote access.
ISP's also generate DNS names for your home these days so you dont even need a fixed IP address from your ISP, you can get to your home by DNS name.
HTH
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RickH wrote:

http://www.smarthome.com/30532/IP-Thermostat-with-Remote-Sensor-Capability-2-Port-Power-Adapter/p.aspx
Yes, it seems that the Proliphix thermostat does have a useful internal web server.
Too bad that it's over $300. Quite a rip-off (2 to 3 x the price) compared to a significantly more complicated device like an IP-webcam.
What I'm looking for is, perhaps, not so much an internet-accessible thermostat as much as an internet-accessible information "hub" that can record and log stuff like temperature and furnace operation (heat-on/heat-off), door opening and closings (by picking off the contacts from existing alarm system), and make that info available remotely, set e-mail alerts based on specific conditions, etc. More along the lines of remote property monitor (but not from the POV of being a security system).

What ISP's do DNS hosting for dynamically-assigned IP addresses? And what does it cost? And will they do it for a residential vs business broadband connection?
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I have Comcast Business Class, not sure about residential.
I get about 20 Mb/s download and 3 Mb/s upload in my area with Comcast, have not found anyone faster here. I guess until someone wants to run fiber to my door, the phone companies around here wont do that.
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wrote:

I have Comcast Business Class, not sure about residential.
I get about 20 Mb/s download and 3 Mb/s upload in my area with Comcast, have not found anyone faster here. I guess until someone wants to run fiber to my door, the phone companies around here wont do that.
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I have Comcast small business in my home and my normal D/L runs 14,800kbps, up is around 3,500kbps
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For data collection you could write a little program to wake up every 10 minutes and go "browse" the thermostat web page and log a copy of it, inspect it for changes, etc.
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Have you checked out http://www.inthrma.com / we do most of what you're looking for.
Sam
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LOOKUP THESE SITE BELOW http://tidaleng.com/tcweb.htm#TCwebDataLogger
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Hi HVAC
Take a look at the Network Thermostat product offerings. Integrated web-browser (no cloud, no fees), integrated Weatherbug (eliminates remote outdoor sensor for the heat pump compressor and auxiliary heat lockouts), up to 4 email and text message destinations for alerts or reminders, and rolling monthly data logs (new data log created for each month). All of these features and more are available in ethernet or WiFi thermostat offerings. Go to www.networkthermostat.com for more information.
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Umm, Honeywell has a new line that offers this capability,
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or if you want more of a consumer product
http://www.nest.com/living-with-nest/
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(Amazon.com product link shortened)
I do not think Honeywell and The Nest meet the requirement of the original post. The Honeywell and the Nest products are simply gateways to the web where the thermostat settings are stored in a cloud - they do not have the embedded browser like the NetworkThermostat products. The problem with the cloud based thermostats is that you need to rely on some other server - and if it goes down, you are left without acces to the HVAC controls. With a NetworkThermostat WiFi or IP thermostat, the web browser is embedded in the thermostat or gateway directly. Complete internet access to HVAC Controls with No Cloud and No Fees. Furthermore, using the FREE Net/X Command Center Software you can even view/monitor your security cameras (or any web enabled device) and monitor your thermostats all from the same application on a single web page. Have a look here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/2/prweb10479439.htm
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replying to HVAC Guy, Solutions Specialist wrote: Look at NetworkThermostat offerings: www.networkthermostat.com
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