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  2. accessdenied79

    Question on Smart Plug Repeaters

    We are talking about the V2 smart plug. For the zwave repeater to work correct in the V2 smart plug it has to be paired near the hub. The V1 smartplug doesn’t repeat zwave, it is zigbee only so that one doesn’t matter as much. Everything else should be paired near the hub but if not it isn’t that big of a deal if it pairs correctly. The V2 smartplug will pair (zigbee) across the house but the zwave repeater in it, that you don’t see, won’t pair correctly, therefore won’t repeat zwave correctly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Smitho

    Question on Smart Plug Repeaters

    That's interesting, I've never had a problem with zwave stuff. It's always paired fine away from the hub. I don't have any V2 stuff though... Only V1 zigbee and zwave. Most of my V1 stuff are battery powered sensors, so I pair them close just because it's convenient... I've never tried the battery powered stuff away from the hub. I think I paired some of my V1 smart plugs on the other end of the house. All my Zwave GE wall switches were paired wherever the switch was without any issue.
  4. scunny

    Control Nest Thermostat with IRIS

    Build a scene to control the Nest and use an alarm rule to call that scene on alarm mode.
  5. GaryS1964

    Pair single device to two hubs?

    I didn't think so. Thanks.
  6. pavalov

    Google Home Hub

    The text feature might be a good late night option when I don't want to wake folks with a voice command or am too lazy to scroll through 60+ Lights & Switches. The length of that list is another reason why the Home Hub room groupings could be helpful. Thanks for the feedback. I'll report back if I try one.
  7. Vettester

    Pair single device to two hubs?

    Nope
  8. I have a Nest thermostat and it has been added to my list of IRIS devices. What I want to do is have it turn off whenever the alarm is armed and turn back on when the alarm is disarmed. I don't see any rule that would work. Is there a way to do this?
  9. I was wondering if the IRIS motion sensors can be paired to a IRIS hub and a SmartThings hub at the same time?
  10. accessdenied79

    Question on Smart Plug Repeaters

    Get the Aladdin Genie garage door opener. I installed that one in place of the zwave at my dads and my house and haven’t had a single problem out of them yet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. GaryS1964

    Question on Smart Plug Repeaters

    For anyone who is considering buying a switch GE makes two switches. One works with Zwave and the other with ZigBee. I bought the ZigBee version and it connected instantly. When I had to turn the power off to that switch to work on an unrelated project when I turned the power back on it re-connected instantly. I have had poor experiences with Zwave. I had to return the garage door controller because it wouldn't connect. If I have a choice I would always choose the ZigBee version. But that's just me.
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  13. Vettester

    GE/Jasco Z-wave outlets used outside?

    I have two V2 smart plugs inside a sprinkler valve box for a few years without any issues as well. These are recessed in the ground about 60' from my house and the only time I have had connectivity issues is during a power outage. When the power was restored the plugs reconnected without having to anything else.
  14. accessdenied79

    Question on Smart Plug Repeaters

    The zigbee part pairs just fine far away but the secondary zwave repeater radio probably isn’t working like it should, that’s why you have to pair the V2 smart plugs close to the hub. This was straight out of supports mouth a while back. My dads at his house we’re all paired fine zigbee, but not zwave. Had to remove, reset, and re-pair all of his. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. scunny

    GE/Jasco Z-wave outlets used outside?

    Yes. I've had 6 V2 smart plugs in an enclosure on the side of my home for years. Works fine. Also a long distance from my hub.
  16. sparc

    Iris Portal Survey

    Some great suggestions on how to expand/improve Iris. I see a couple people want a whole house power monitor. I have been using the Sense monitor for almost 2 years now. In the beginning it was buggy but has been solid for the past year. Used to have problems with losing the WiFi connection but it has not dropped the link except for power outages and you can't do much about that since it is powered right from your main breaker panel. So after almost 2 years I would say look into the Sense power monitor. It costs nothing for the service (what they are doing with everyone's data I haven't figured out yet) and the app has very detailed reporting, notification of individual devices turning on/off, alerts, etc. Iris could never build something that nice. Check out Sense if you want whole house and device level power monitoring.
  17. Terminal

    Audio on cameras

    So MIkeS over on the official forum posted this last week. I just added my old V1 camera back to my Iris system this last Saturday the November 10th. I haven't really used this camera in a couple of years. It was attached to my system at the other house, but since there was no free option for recording I hardly ever used it. I occasionally opened it up and looked to make sure my shop garage door was closed. That was very seldom as I had a GDO attached but a few times the GDO malfunctioned so I would check visually very now and then. I now have the camera set up in my shop at the new house I have opened it up a few times and never heard anything but I wasn't sure that maybe that was because there was nothing to hear. Yesterday, however, I let someone in using my GDO and we were on the phone at the time. After I got off the phone I loaded up the camera and was able to watch the guy I was talking to, he was standing right in front of the camera and I can see he is on the phone but I hear nothing. This is an old model V1 camera but as I understood it it has two way audio capability. Anyone able to verity audio is working? -Mike
  18. Wlepse

    GE/Jasco Z-wave outlets used outside?

    OK..one more question. Has anyone had any success using a Gen 2 smart outlet in an in use cover? I think the GE/Jasco outlets only have one switched outlet per duplex and I could use 3 in one spot. Just thinking if I got a 2 gang box and used a Gen 2 outlet with a right angle plug (flat) it should fit under an in use cover and give me three switched outlets.
  19. Vettester

    Google Home Hub

    I don’t use google assistant, but I do use the google home app with my google home mini. I also have several echoes and have found that in terms of functionality they are real similar. The biggest difference is google home will let you integrate some of your existing Iris scenes into a routine where the echo will not. Another difference is the google app is more simplistic making for a better user experience. Edit - I was playing around with google assistant and discovered you can type text commands to control devices. Not sure if this is useful or not, but it may help with IFTTT integration. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  21. Wlepse

    GE/Jasco Z-wave outlets used outside?

    Perfect...that is what I was hoping to hear.
  22. scunny

    GE/Jasco Z-wave outlets used outside?

    Same here except mine have been about 3 years and I'm in Florida so it doesn't get any more humid.
  23. Vettester

    GE/Jasco Z-wave outlets used outside?

    I have been using two of these outdoors for a couple of years now without any issues. They are both installed in outdoor rated enclosures. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. I am looking to add a few new outlets around the exterior of my home and was planning on using the GE/Jasco outlets daisy chained off of a GFCI. They would be mounted in a weatherproof box with an in use cover. Has anyone else done something similar? I am not worried about them actually getting wet but I am concerned about humidity since the in use cover doesn't fully seal. I would rather not have the outdoor outlets plugged in since they are so bulky. Any thoughts?
  25. Smitho

    Question on Smart Plug Repeaters

    Just wanted to throw this into the conversation: I have never moved my hub or any of my hard wired or plug in devices in order to pair them. Even the ones on the opposite end of the house have paired just fine without moving anything... Sometimes it takes a little longer if it's further away, but they always pair eventually. Every switch in my house is z-wave and I've only had one problem with a switch dropping in the 4 years I've been using iris... This was right around the time of the V2 transition and a 2 second hub reset squared everything away. I have always understood that, when a z-wave device pairs, it establishes a path of communication which is likely to hop off the nearest z-wave device. To me, it seems like I would not want it talking directly to the hub if I have another device which is closer. However, I guess this is the reason it tells you to "optimize" after you pair a new device (which I pretty much never do). With that said, I do always pair my battery powered stuff next to the hub, but it's just because it's convenient to do that with things like battery powered sensors... It seems like it takes the zigbee stuff much longer to pair though.
  26. Terminal

    Switch that can be mounted on a normal toggle.

    I bought another third reality switch and tried it. It would pair but as a unknown device and would not allow me to do anything with it. I guess I will try the Eco-Link but I don't think they will work on the gang switch boxes I have. The one in the shop office is a single so I can use it there but out in the main area it's two 3 ganged boxes so they may be a problem.
  27. Vettester

    Question on Smart Plug Repeaters

    This may sound like a dumb question but is the Iris hub laying flat? If so, try turning the hub on its side to see if that helps.
  28. jeff909

    Question on Smart Plug Repeaters

    Another floor of the house, but distance-wise not that far.
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