I would like to leverage the presence detection of my Ecobee "Smart Thermostat with Voice Control" (a.k.a. Ecobee 5) for an automation. I want to utilize the presence detection in the thermostat itself (not the accompanying remote Ecobee sensor).
I fully appreciate from other posts that there can be significant delays (up to 30 minutes) in the Ecobee presence detection and that the Ecobee servers can be unreliable. I accept these constraints for my intended purpose and politely request this thread stick to how to perform this task rather than turn into a discussion of alternatives to the Ecobee presence detection.
I see great community Ecobee contributions (e.g. Universal Ecobee Suite, My Ecobee Devices), but being a novice as I am, these community solutions seem to put a very large amount of software (applications and drivers) on my Hubitat given my limited use case.
So, is there a straightforward way to read an Ecobee 5's thermostat's presence detection state with the built in Hubitat Ecobee Integration app (preferred), or with loading just a small subset of either the Universal Ecobee Suite or My Ecobee Devices?
Thank you in advance for your thoughtful inputs.