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  2. Power Outage Notifications

    Reply to OhioYJ: >>>Now if only they would add this for the hub going offline or at least the option to be notified. I am notified by email when the hub looses connection to the Iris cloud. I am again notified by email when the connection is restored.
  3. Yesterday
  4. Reliability issues

    The V1 sensors should work as well as the V2 sensors so that shouldn't be an issue. However, there is a difference between the V1 and V2 smart plugs. You might want to try adding a few V2 smart plugs to your home system to see if that helps. If it doesn't just return the V2 smart plugs and get your money back. Lowe's has an excellent return policy.
  5. V2 Key fob problem

    This has been an ongoing issue for a while now. The work around I use is to schedule all the rules associated with the fobs not to run between 10:00 pm and sunrise.
  6. Yes, there is a firmware updated needed. Call support you need FW 23125401 and driver 2.3
  7. V2 Key fob problem

    I have 2 key fobs connected that have control over Garage door and Door Lock. Last week at 2:00 am, the fobs showed leaving the house and returning multiple occaions for 4 hours. Lots of light turned on and off and the doors opend and closed aswell all night. Not very safe!
  8. Reliability issues

    I have two locations I use the IRIS system. The first is at my home and I bought the original V1 system and it worked great up until the conversion to V2. Now while it's much better now than it was when the conversion first happened, I still have sensors all over the house that lose connection and then repair all the time. I've replaced batteries, tried different sensors, and lots of "repeaters" all around the house (smart plugs) Everything in this system is from V1 still. I recently added another system at my business and it's all V2 components. The square footage is smaller, but sensors are still spread out all over the building. This system is very reliable and the sensors are rock solid. I've had only an issue with the siren losing connection off and on so I moved it closer to the hub and haven't had any issues since. What can I do to my home system to make it reliable like my business? Do I really have to go out and buy V2 sensors to make it reliable?
  9. I have a bosch motion sensor I added a few months ago in my main living area... the one that is supposed to be pet friendly. I did not add it to my security group because I wanted to monitor it for a while first and I'm glad I did... At first I thought I had something set wrong and it was detecting my dog. Basically it was filling my log up with motion constantly. I decided to leave him in his kennel for a few hours one day (in a different room) while we were gone so I would know there was NO activity in the house. I still had a log filled with events from that sensor. It has come to the point where I had to remove it from the system because it creates so many events to scroll through if I need to review the log. Has anyone else had a similar experience? I was really hoping this would work well, but at the moment it is MUCH less reliable than my standard v1 motions.
  10. So last night I added an additional camera to my system. This one is outside... (some kids have been messing with my mailbox and I'm not sure if they have taken anything). The next time I left I set the alarm and before I could get to the end of my road I got a call from the monitoring station... I knew immediately what it was... Apparently when you add a camera to your system it is automatically participating in your alarms, so of course the camera caught my car on the way out and triggered the alarm. I would think that you should have to manually tell a motion detector or camera which alarms to participate in, but I guess that's not the case... Another interesting tidbit: If a device is participating in an alarm which is armed and you remove it, it will continue to participate in that alarm until you disarm and re-arm it. Once I got off the phone with the monitoring center I re-armed the alarm (showing 20 participating devices), and then changed the new camera to "not participating"... When I returned to the alarms screen, it still showed 20/20 until I disarmed the alarm and re-armed, at which point it changed to 19/19.
  11. Last week
  12. What just happened???

    Your post brings back bad memories. I was on vacation a few years ago in January shortly after I installed Iris v1. I only had a few devices installed, and only 1 with a temperature sensor. I was playing with the app while waiting at an airport on the way home, and said 'Wow, this system is worthless' as it showed my kitchen door sensor at 30 deg. I got home later that day to a 26 deg house and everything, including toilets, frozen solid. Now I have temperature notifications so I don't have to deal with that again...
  13. Response time on Panic Alarm

    Just had an interesting (and inadvertent) test. A keypad Panic button got activated by mistake. Alarms went off and notifications came, including one that said to "cancel Police Dispatch, call monitoring station." I called the Sheriff's office directly instead. They had no report of a dispatch request for my house. We chatted for a minute and hung up. Only after that call was over did I get a call from the monitoring station, saying they had just called the dispatch in and asking if dispatch should be cancelled or not. Email they sent me indicate it took about 4 minutes for them to make the call: "Panic Alarm Triggered" 6:51 pm "Panic Alarm Update: Police Notified" 6:55 pm That's not particularly comforting.
  14. Iris App Version 2.6.0

    On the official iris forum there was an update on the status of offline processing yesterday. Apparently a lot of our devices have already been updated to handle offline processing but there is still some work to do before they flip the switch and turn it on. https://community.irisbylowes.com/t5/Feature-Suggestions/Offline-processing/idi-p/107/page/4#comments
  15. Hacking the 2.0 Hub.

    I found this http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/handy-u-boot-trick?page=0,0
  16. Hacking the 2.0 Hub.

    You tried the default camera password?
  17. Hacking the 2.0 Hub.

    Leaving the password blank would be pretty boneheaded since it is always connected to the internet.... I wonder what you would see if you sniffed the traffic though during a software update?
  18. Hacking the 2.0 Hub.

    @Smitho LWL-3848 login: root Password: Login incorrect Tried that
  19. My system has been working flawlessly since shortly after the v2 migration hiccup. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve noticed my rules that are set up to turn on ceiling fans when the thermostat hits 70 degrees or above are not working at all. I have notice the stat acting a bit odd within the iris app so I made the rules dependent upon my Halo Plus’ temperature reading and have the same failed results. Anyone else experiencing this issue or by chance found the fix? Thanks in advance.
  20. Hacking the 2.0 Hub.

    Looks like Poky/Yocto uses an empty password by default... but I'm sure you tried that already (of course, username being "root"). Unless you can guess it or somehow brute force it, linux accounts seem to be pretty hard to hack.
  21. Hacking the 2.0 Hub.

    Cool... looks like some form of embedded linux.
  22. What just happened???

    Haha... I think this actually happened in southeast NC yesterday. I'm pretty sure at lunch time it was about 75 degrees... when I got off work it felt like about 45.
  23. Logitech Harmony Smart Control and Alexa

    I have been using it for some time, long before, and since, Alexa integration. It is THE most used part of my home automation. We never use the included remote, or any remote for that matter. We use Alexa, Phone and Watch Apps in that order. "Alexa turn on Apple TV!"
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    Hello!! Thanks for the info.
  25. Iris App Version 2.6.0

    Unless something has changed, I seem to remember Lowes saying they planned to start with local processing of security features, so I would imagine if and when this is activated, we won't see it for things like lighting and other automation tasks at first.
  26. What just happened???

    Maybe not hell but your house can.
  27. What just happened???

    I guess hell can freeze over....
  28. Hacking the 2.0 Hub.

    If I can get past the login. I can add my own software to the hub like shane or bring texting back to the hub.
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