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  3. So what have you put AI to work doing for you with the lockdown and COVID19. Found any uses for your devices that might save you and everyone in the house from touch contamination or some other use that make you safer? Or what applications have you seen being put in place now or envision for AI in the future.
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  5. Princeau99

    Lowe's gift cards expiring

    Unfortunately I got the answer I was expecting. So sad, too bad. Oh well my fault. (Amazon required the expiration date BTW) Still a winner, caused me to get off my butt and get Hubitat.
  6. sparc

    Lowe's gift cards expiring

    Yours may still be good, depends on when you received them. There is a number you can call to hear the remaining balance. If zero and you haven't used them call and see what you can do. But maybe before doing that give them a try on Amazon to see if you can use them to buy a gift card like scunny suggested. Then you can use them anytime to make an Amazon purchase.
  7. Princeau99

    Lowe's gift cards expiring

    Bummer, didn't see this in time. Will have to call tomorrow to see if I can rectify.
  8. sparc

    Iris GL08_2 Wi-Fi Smart Outdoor Plugs

    Thanks Otto, no reset for the outdoor plugs huh. Any idea who makes them? I could not find them under any other brand name. It does says Intertek on the back and there is a number, but I tried searching on that and came up empty. Where is our resident hacker John (gillian) when you need him? 🙂
  9. scunny

    Iris GL08_2 Wi-Fi Smart Outdoor Plugs

    Can someone explain to me how to use the Iris cameras independent of the Iris servers?
  10. Otto Mation

    Iris GL08_2 Wi-Fi Smart Outdoor Plugs

    Kind of like the Iris cameras do if you do not reset them. Fortunately the Iris cameras have an API that allow you to reset them and use them independent of the Iris servers as I have tried to explain in another thread over and over to someone who doesn't understand. The un-reset cameras are usable un-reset but do continue to search for the Iris servers which just causes unnecessary traffic. Resetting them eliminates this problem. Unfortunately this is not the case for the other Iris WiFi devices. I am not talking about you Sparc, I know that you understand what is going on.
  11. Otto Mation

    Iris GL08_2 Wi-Fi Smart Outdoor Plugs

    Yes, Unfortunately I believe they search for the nonexistent Iris servers no mater what you do.
  12. I have two of these. I'm sure it's been discussed here some time in the past but after 15 minutes of searching the forum and the web I can not find anything about them other than the little bit of info on t Lowes support site. https://www.irisbylowes.com/support/?stStep=004;D;f:011,e41974fd-46a3-4ecb-98ed-a43a82a60a35;f:012,acf39f86-c2b5-4a46-a97b-495e5191e57e;g:027 I've tried to pair them with Alexa directly since they are Wi-Fi and shouldn't need a hub. Am I wrong? I think I tried these before and the answer was they are not compatible with any system. But I'd just like to verify that before I trash them. If I could get them to work with Alexa or SmartThings that would be nice.
  13. Thanks a lot everyone, I read through this thread and it really helped me to solve some issues with my device. You guys are awesome.
  14. Terk

    Careful with old Iris Cameras

    I take it you had a port open in your firewall to the Iris camera?
  15. neoleo2003

    Careful with old Iris Cameras

    The alerts are from the xfinity router they give the location and ip address and says that it attempted to log into the device and it blocked the attempt and to update the firmware and change the ip address.
  16. sparc

    ST and Sense Saved My Butt

    I bought 5 of the Samsung sensors, wish I had got double that. I deployed the 5 I had in addition to the 4 I already have in the system. They are much nicer than the Centralite which Lowes rebranded and sold under the Iris name. The contacts on the top and perfect for soldering leads to and adapting them to serve some other purpose. The price is right at ~$18. I will get some more. I can see using one to connect to a glass breakage detector from my old hard-wired alarm system on the slider and a couple other applications.
  17. sparc

    Careful with old Iris Cameras

    Is your question directed at me? If so the alerts I am seeing are not from Xfinity, I don't use any Xfinity supplied hardware. The firewall in my router catches them and emails me a report every day with the IP number of the attacker, the date/time, and type of attack (DoS, Port Scan, etc).
  18. Otto Mation

    Careful with old Iris Cameras

    I think that you misread what we wrote. Neither one of us are having alerts from the cameras. Did you reset yours after removing them from Iris? If not, that is likely your problem.
  19. neoleo2003

    Careful with old Iris Cameras

    Then if you all are having the same alerts, I guess that I can assume it's normal for this to occur. Xfinity has just made the notices more prominent. I just found it odd the ring cameras and wyze were not having the same issues .
  20. sparc

    Careful with old Iris Cameras

    I see DoS and port scan attempts just about every day too. Not that many only one or two a day but they are there.
  21. Otto Mation

    Careful with old Iris Cameras

    Did you reset the camera's and start over using the instructions on this forum? If not your cameras are still looking for the Iris servers and would be what you are seeing. Further to this, I have 13 of these cameras and a very serious fire wall running. I am blocking thousands of incoming intrusion attempts daily. There is no unusual activity coming from any of my Iris camera.
  22. neoleo2003

    Careful with old Iris Cameras

    The new free security from Comcast Xfinity for accounts with 1000mbps with their gateway has been sending me notifications like crazy.
  23. sparc

    ST and Sense Saved My Butt

    Technical details: power: 1 x CR2 battery Even better deal now that I know they use the same battery.
  24. sparc

    ST and Sense Saved My Butt

    good. I'll research that.
  25. Otto Mation

    ST and Sense Saved My Butt

    I am pretty sure the SmartThings sensors use CR 2's Sent from my LM-G710 using Tapatalk
  26. sparc

    Lowe's gift cards expiring

    I rolled mine into a couple Festool tools last Fall. Didn't take long to use them up at Woodcraft, no leftovers here. 🙂
  27. sparc

    ST and Sense Saved My Butt

    Thanks to you both. I was looking at the Centralite because they used the CR2 batteries and I have a bunch of those with lots of life left in them. But I want 5 more water sensors and the savings of $17 each for the Samsung sensor over the Centralite is too big to ignore. Looks like I'm going with the Samsung sensors. I'll have to buy something else that uses CR2 batteries so the 50 I have don't go to waste. 🙂
  28. Otto Mation

    ST and Sense Saved My Butt

    I have mostly SmartThings and PEQ which are the same. I like the ones that Scunny referenced and have a few. They catch drips on top and leaks on bottom.
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