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  2. GaryS1964

    Question on Smart Plug Repeaters

    I bought the 3rd generation hub and keypad and I must say that so far they have superior signal strength over the gen 2 stuff. I have a Utilitech Siren (Zwave) which had to be located in my home office about 5' from the gen 2 hub because it would not work as soon as I moved it outside the home office. With the gen 3 hub I'm able to place it out in the living area and it works fine. I was also having intermittent problems with the gen 1 keypad not always turning the alarm system off I'm assuming because the signal had to pass through 3 walls. When I moved the keypad into the home office there was never a problem but it was not convenient to place it there. With the gen 3 hub and keypad I can place the keypad back where I wanted it and so far no problems.
  3. GaryS1964

    Alexa discovery

    Can Alexa turn Arlo cameras on and off? My security system is a mixed bag of products. I primarily use IRIS with contact and motion sensors. However I have 5 Arlo Pro cameras. It doesn't look like we will ever be able to control Arlo cameras with IRIS but I was wondering if you could control them indirectly using Alexa. Basically what I would like to do is have my Arlo cameras turn on when my IRIS security system alarm is tripped. I was thinking that IRIS could tell Alexa to turn on my Arlo cameras. Probably wishful thinking.
  4. GaryS1964

    Control Nest Thermostat with IRIS

    It did. Thanks again.
  5. accessdenied79

    New Iris Cameras listed on Lowes.com

    I have a 1080p FLIR system from Lorex but I don’t feel like running cables everywhere anytime soon. The attic in the house isn’t as easy to get in as my wife’s old house where I had them installed in so this is a good substitute for now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Vettester

    New Iris Cameras listed on Lowes.com

    Not bad, but I'll stick with my Dahua cameras.
  7. accessdenied79

    New Iris Cameras listed on Lowes.com

    Yep sure does.
  8. Vettester

    New Iris Cameras listed on Lowes.com

    Will the camera record in color at night if you turn your porch light on?
  9. accessdenied79

    New Iris Cameras listed on Lowes.com

    Night vision isn’t too bad either. These are screenshots from my phone by the way.
  10. Vettester

    New Iris Cameras listed on Lowes.com

    If you mount it too high you'll just capture the tops of their heads.
  11. accessdenied79

    New Iris Cameras listed on Lowes.com

    Very true, our neighborhood is well lit and lots of people coming and going so hopefully that helps. No one has messed with the other ones I have on the front garage so “fingers crossed”. I could always put it higher up if need be.
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  13. Vettester

    New Iris Cameras listed on Lowes.com

    Not to be negative, but if they wear a ski mask you probably won't be able to identify them.
  14. accessdenied79

    New Iris Cameras listed on Lowes.com

    Yeah I put the two screws in the molding above the screen door frame. This is the magnetic base and I thought of the same thing but if someone wants to steal something, they are going to do it if it is screwed on or not. My wife said the same thing and I told her that they would be on the camera before they could reach it. [emoji23] Since I am trying out the battery option here (plug right below it) I wanted to go the easier route of charging it.
  15. jeff909

    New Iris Cameras listed on Lowes.com

    That looks exactly like my idea... did you screw it into the moulding? And is that the magnetic base or did you get the screw on one? The magnetic one seems like it could have a theft issue, but then again if someone wanted it and it was on a screw one I don't think that would stop anyone.
  16. accessdenied79

    New Iris Cameras listed on Lowes.com

    I wish there was! That would be a great feature. It shows on the thumbnail clips but not on the video itself.
  17. Vettester

    New Iris Cameras listed on Lowes.com

    Is there an option to embed a timestamp in the video?
  18. accessdenied79

    New Iris Cameras listed on Lowes.com

    That’s exactly what I did. I installed mine on the front porch today so time will tell on how good it does. So far so good. Didn’t want to screw in the siding so the flashing on the door worked. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. jeff909

    New Iris Cameras listed on Lowes.com

    I just ordered one and used a $20 off $100 coupon, making the camera $99 before tax. Sounds like the app isn't perfect yet, but for $100 I think it's worth a try.
  20. I agree that rules and scenes should have home/away or armed/partial/disarmed conditions in them. This would add additional flexibility and also for cameras eliminate recording when home which would save Iris some money as there would be a lot less video to store and all that online storage capacity equals money.
  21. accessdenied79

    New Iris Cameras listed on Lowes.com

    Saw this today on swann’s site. This might really come in handy!!! https://www.swann.com/us/swwhd-intsol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. jeff909

    New Iris Cameras listed on Lowes.com

    Hopefully they will come out with some app tweaks soon. I agree it's strange you can't manually record, and to my point it's strange that if it's going to always record, that you can't set it to NOT record while you're home.
  23. accessdenied79

    New Iris Cameras listed on Lowes.com

    Yeah it is auto recording for sure but I would think they would let you manually record or at least give you an option to schedule recording like the other ones do. You can turn sensitivity to off and that will stop recording but that’s a manual process. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. jeff909

    New Iris Cameras listed on Lowes.com

    I called support and asked about them too, I asked how the rules worked and if you could set it to record based on "away" or alarm on. They told me the same thing that the camera has user adjustable sensitivity but said regarding the rules that it auto records ... automatically. Can you confirm on your clips page if it indeed is auto recording based on motion?
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  26. accessdenied79

    New Iris Cameras listed on Lowes.com

    New camera is missing record on all rules and camera page. Lol. Hopefully it’s an update coming soon, what good is a camera that doesn’t record. They are on sale so I got one to try out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  27. GaryS1964

    Control Nest Thermostat with IRIS

    Thanks for the tip. I built the scene but haven't had a chance to test it. Hopefully it will work.
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