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  1. 3 points
    thegillion

    Iris web portal V1.3.0

    I am moving the portal over to Cloudflare to better manage data and cache. Also, I can add SSL to the portal too
  2. 3 points
    JimC

    It's That Time of the Year

    I know some of you find it annoying, but I have two young kids that thought it was awesome last year! After the typical flipping out over seeing presents, they immediately asked me to check my phone to see if we got a photo of Santa. -Jim C
  3. 2 points
    A empty beer can balanced on the doorknob works well and is pretty cheap. Plus you have the joy of emptying the can in preparation for setting it up.
  4. 2 points
    TreeFiddyTech

    Iris web portal V1.3.0

    Great work Gillion! Up until 3 days ago I had not checked on this forum for a year or so. I was debating on switching all of my compatible devices to SmartThings and starting over with my build out. I have to say you have changed my mind. Your IrisWebPortal is the single thing that has changed my mind. I am still figuring it out and look forward to catching up on all the threads. I just finished reading this one and I am pumped. Thanks for the hard work. I will be donating to the cause for sure!
  5. 2 points
    thegillion

    Iris web portal V1.3.0

    Update 1.2.9 Added icon to the home page to see if your hub is on local or cloud processing. Updated All Devices page to show if a device is running on local or cloud.
  6. 2 points
    thegillion

    Local Processing Is Here

    @Vettester Look here http://iriswebportal.com/devbox.html You should see a new button hope it works.
  7. 2 points
    thegillion

    Local Processing Is Here

    @Vettester @Smitho and @Terk http://iriswebportal.com/devices.html You may need to click "Check for updates on portal" or ctrl+F5 but you should now see what devices are local and what are cloud-based.
  8. 1 point
    thegillion

    Happy holidays Iris device test list.

    I found a list of tested devices in the API this is just the first bit. Everything is in the file plus more info. tested devices.txt Plug-In Switch (12719 Z-Wave) lowes productId 650031 lowes.comUrl http://www.lowes.com/pd_650031-1353-12719222_0__ manufacturer Jasco vendor GE product cert WORKS pairing -Insert the plug-in switch into the outlet where you intend to use it -Press the button on the front of the switch. The hub will beep when pairing is complete. -pairing Video Url https://youtu.be/NNOZR9qrmpQ Plug-In Switch (45853GE ZigBee) lowes ProductId 805614 lowes.com Url https://www.lowes.com/pd/GE-Zigbee-White-Remote-Control-Works-with-Iris/1000097958 manufacturer Jasco product cert : WORKS pairing -Insert the plug-in switch into the outlet where you intend to use it -If the device does not automatically pair then press the button on front of the switch once. The hub will beep when pairing is complete. -pairing VideoUrl : https://youtu.be/NNOZR9qrmpQ Plug-In Outdoor Switch lowesProductId : multiple lowesComUrl : manufacturer : Jasco vendor : GE cert : WORKS pairing -Insert the plug-in outdoor switch into the outlet where you intend to use it. -Press the button on the front of the switch. The hub will beep when pairing is complete. -pair VideoUrl : https://youtu.be/c0helDiV5gI Plug-In Dimmer (12718 Z-Wave) lowesProductId : 739124 lowesComUrl : manufacturer : Jasco vendor : GE cert : WORKS Pairing -Insert the plug-in dimmer switch into the outlet where you intend to use it. -Press the button on the front of the dimmer.The hub will beep when pairing is complete. -pairVideoUrl : https://youtu.be/NNOZR9qrmpQ Plug-In Dimmer (45852GE ZigBee) lowesProductId : 805613 lowesComUrl : https://www.lowes.com/pd/GE-Zigbee-White-Remote-Control-Works-with-Iris/1000097956 manufacturer : Jasco vendor : GE cert : WORKS Pairing -Insert the plug-in dimmer switch into the outlet where you intend to use it. -If the device does not automatically pair then press the button on the front of the dimmer once. The hub will beep when pairing is complete. -pairVideoUrl : https://youtu.be/NNOZR9qrmpQ Light Switch (Z-Wave) lowesModelId : multiple lowesComUrl : manufacturer : Jasco vendor : GE cert : WORKS Pairing -Install the light switch as described in the printed instructions included with your device. -Once installed pair the device by pressing the top of the switch once. The hub will beep when pairing is complete. -pairVideoUrl : https://youtu.be/c3HsWjaMOM0 Light Switch (45856GE ZigBee) lowesProductId : 805616 lowesComUrl : https://www.lowes.com/pd/GE-ZigBee-13-Amp-Single-Pole-3-Way-4-Way-Wireless-White-Rocker-Indoor-Light-Switch/1000097962 manufacturer : Jasco vendor : GE cert : WORKS Pairing -Install the light switch as described in the printed instructions included with your device. -Once installed if the device does not automatically pair then press the top of the switch once. The hub will beep when pairing is complete. -pairVideoUrl : https://youtu.be/c3HsWjaMOM0 Electrical Outlet (12721 Z-Wave) lowesModelId : multiple manufacturer : Jasco vendor : GE cert : WORKS Pairing -Install the electrical outlet as described in the printed instructions included with your device. -Once installed pair the device by pressing the button on the front once. The hub will beep when pairing is complete. -pairVideoUrl : https://youtu.be/eU6l4okmMbg Outdoor Smart Switch 40A (12726 Z-Wave) lowesProductId : lowesComUrl : manufacturer : Jasco vendor : GE cert : NONE Pairing -Install the switch as described in the printed instructions included with your device. -Once installed pair the device by pressing the button on the front once. The hub will beep when pairing is complete. -pairVideoUrl : Dimmer Switch (Z-Wave) lowesProductId : multiple lowesComUrl : manufacturer : Jasco vendor : GE cert : WORKS Pairing -Install the dimmer switch as described in the printed instructions included with your device. -Once installed pair the device by pressing the top of the switch once. The hub will beep when pairing is complete. -pairVideoUrl : https://youtu.be/c3HsWjaMOM0 Dimmer Switch (45857GE ZigBee) lowesProductId : 805615 lowesComUrl : https://www.lowes.com/pd/GE-ZigBee-5-Amp-Single-Pole-3-Way-4-Way-Wireless-White-Rocker-Indoor-Dimmer/1000097960 manufacturer : Jasco vendor : GE cert : WORKS Pairing -Install the dimmer switch as described in the printed instructions included with your device. -Once installed if the device does not automatically pair then press the top of the switch once. The hub will beep when pairing is complete. -pairVideoUrl : https://youtu.be/c3HsWjaMOM0 Fan Switch lowesProductId : 650035 lowesComUrl : https://www.lowes.com/pd/GE-Z-Wave-3-Speed-Wireless-Rocker-Fan-Controls-Includes-White-and-Almond-Rockers/50353792 manufacturer : Jasco vendor : GE cert : WORKS Pairing -Install the fan switch as described in the printed instructions included with your device. -Once installed pair the device by pressing the top of the switch once. The hub will beep when pairing is complete. -pairVideoUrl : https://youtu.be/c3HsWjaMOM0 1000W In-Wall Dimmer Switch (12725 Z-Wave) lowesProductId : 823599 lowesComUrl : https://www.lowes.com/pd/GE-Z-Wave-1000-Watt-Single-Pole-3-Way-4-Way-Wireless-White-Rocker-Indoor-Dimmer/1000167781 manufacturer : Jasco vendor : GE cert : WORKS Pairing -Install the dimmer switch as described in the printed instructions included with your device. -Once installed pair the device by pressing the top of the switch once. The hub will beep when pairing is complete. -pairVideoUrl : https://youtu.be/c3HsWjaMOM0 Plug-In Switch (14282 Z-Wave) lowesComUrl : manufacturer : Jasco vendor : GE cert : NONE Pairing -Install the plug-in switch as described in the printed instructions included with your device. -pairVideoUrl : https://youtu.be/NNOZR9qrmpQ Plug-In Single Outlet Switch (28169 Z-Wave) lowesProductId : 892539 lowesComUrl : manufacturer : Jasco vendor : GE cert : WORKS Pairing -Insert the plug-in switch into the outlet where you intend to use it -Press the button on the top of the switch. The hub will beep when pairing is complete. -pairVideoUrl : https://youtu.be/NNOZR9qrmpQ Dimmer Switch (14294 Z-Wave) lowesProductId : lowesComUrl : manufacturer : Jasco vendor : GE cert : NONE Pairing -Install the dimmer switch as described in the printed instructions included with your device. -pairVideoUrl : https://youtu.be/c3HsWjaMOM0 Plug-In Dimmer (14280 Z-Wave) lowesProductId : lowesComUrl : manufacturer : Jasco vendor : GE cert : NONE Pairing -Install the dimmer switch as described in the printed instructions included with your device. -pairVideoUrl : https://youtu.be/NNOZR9qrmpQ Plug-In Single Outlet Dimmer (28167 Z-Wave) lowesProductId : 892538 manufacturer : Jasco vendor : GE cert : WORKS Pairing -Insert the plug-in dimmer into the outlet where you intend to use it -Press the button on the top of the switch. The hub will beep when pairing is complete. -pairVideoUrl : https://youtu.be/NNOZR9qrmpQ Motion Sensor lowesProductId : lowesComUrl : manufacturer : Jasco vendor : GE cert : NONE Pairing -pairVideoUrl : Water Leak Detector lowesProductId : 422362 lowesComUrl : manufacturer : Everspring vendor : Utilitech cert : WORKS Pairing -Remove the screw on the back of the water leak detector then slide and lift off the face plate. -Remove the screw and lift the battery cover. -Insert batteries and press the button once. The hub will beep when pairing is complete. -pairVideoUrl : https://youtu.be/sLQ-yjJXoHU Screw-In Lamp Module lowesProductId : lowesComUrl : manufacturer : Everspring vendor : Everspring cert : NONE -Turn off the power to the light then screw the light bulb module into the fitting and screw the light bulb into the module. -Turn on the power to the light and press the button. The hub will beep and the light bulb will flash 3 times when pairing is complete. -pairVideoUrl : Smoke Listener lowesProductId : lowesComUrl : manufacturer : CentraLite vendor : Iris cert : NONE Pairing -Plug in the smoke listener. The hub will beep when pairing is complete. -pairVideoUrl : Halo Plus lowesProductId : 784504 lowesComUrl : http://www.lowes.com/pd_784504-83481-HSR781H___? manufacturer : Halo Smart Labs vendor : Halo Smart Labs cert : WORKS Pairing -Install Halo as described in the manufacturer's instructions. !Only pair one Halo at a time!. -Press and hold the center Halo button for 10 seconds. Halo will greet you and the light will turn blue. -pairVideoUrl : https://youtu.be/YEi3amjUP9o Halo lowesProductId : 784506 lowesComUrl : http://www.lowes.com/pd_784506-83481-HSR761H___? manufacturer : Halo Smart Labs vendor : Halo Smart Labs cert : WORKS Pairing -Install Halo as described in the manufacturer's instructions. !Only pair one Halo at a time!. -Press and hold the center Halo button for 10 seconds. Halo will greet you and the light will turn blue. -pairVideoUrl : https://youtu.be/YEi3amjUP9o Smoke Detector lowesProductId : 505522 lowesComUrl : manufacturer : Jarden Safety vendor : First Alert cert : WORKS Pairing -Slide the battery drawer open. -Insert batteries ensuring correct orientation. -Press and hold the test button on the front of the device. Keep it held down as you slide the battery drawer closed then release the button. The hub will beep when pairing is complete. -pairVideoUrl : https://youtu.be/HvjvKZHroyI Smoke & CO Detector lowesProductId : 505521 lowesComUrl : manufacturer : Jarden Safety vendor : First Alert cert : WORKS Pairing -Slide the battery drawer open. -Insert batteries ensuring correct orientation. -Press and hold the test button on the front of the device. Keep it held down as you slide the battery drawer closed then release the button. The hub will beep when pairing is complete. -pairVideoUrl : https://youtu.be/HvjvKZHroyI Touchscreen Thermostat (Z-Wave) lowesProductId : 506274 lowesComUrl : manufacturer : Honeywell vendor : Honeywell cert : WORKS Pairing -Install the thermostat as described in the manufacturer's instructions and set the correct time and date. -Press the 'System' button once then press and hold both indicated keys until the thermostat screen changes to show up / down arrows. -Press the leftmost down arrow until the screen shows 'rf10'. Use the rightmost arrows to select '1'. The thermostat is now in pairing mode. The hub will beep when pairing is complete. -To enable the 'Auto' thermostat setting use the leftmost arrows to select '0300'. Use the rightmost arrows to select '1'. Press the 'DONE' button in the bottom left corner. -pairVideoUrl : https://youtu.be/AoGGSI7yOio Thermostat (RTH6580WF Wi-Fi) lowesProductId : 171234 lowesComUrl : manufacturer : Honeywell vendor : Honeywell cert : WORKS Pairing -Install the thermostat as described in the manufacturer's instructions. Be sure to create a My Total Connect Comfort account and register the thermostat to it. -Tap 'Next' to log into your Honeywell Total Connect Comfort account. Linking your account to Iris allows information sharing between Honeywell and Iris. -pairVideoUrl : Touchscreen Thermostat (RTH8580WF Wi-Fi) lowesProductId : lowesComUrl : manufacturer : Honeywell vendor : Honeywell cert : WORKS Pairing -Install the thermostat as described in the manufacturer's instructions. Be sure to create a My Total Connect Comfort account and register the thermostat to it. -Tap 'Next' to log into your Honeywell Total Connect Comfort account. Linking your account to Iris allows information sharing between Honeywell and Iris. -pairVideoUrl : Color Touchscreen Thermostat (RTH9580 Wi-Fi) lowesProductId : 486110 lowesComUrl : manufacturer : Honeywell vendor : Honeywell cert : WORKS Pairing -Install the thermostat as described in the manufacturer's instructions. Be sure to create a My Total Connect Comfort account and register the thermostat to it. -Tap 'Next' to log into your Honeywell Total Connect Comfort account. Linking your account to Iris allows information sharing between Honeywell and Iris. -pairVideoUrl : Programmable Thermostat lowesProductId : 755152 lowesComUrl : manufacturer : Linear vendor : GoControl cert : WORKS Pairing -Install the thermostat as described in the manufacturer's instructions. -Press and hold the FAN button until the screen changes to the SETUP screen. Press and hold the UP button until the ZWAVE is shown on the status line. -Press Select. INSTALL should be shown on the status line. If so press SELECT. -When SUCCESS is shown on the status line press DONE to exit the ZWAVE screen and press DONE again to exit the SETUP screen. The hub will beep when pairing is complete. -pairVideoUrl : https://youtu.be/9tZgOjtAt8Q Nest Thermostat lowesProductId : lowesComUrl : https://www.lowes.com/pd/Nest-Stainless-Steel-Learning-Thermostat-with-Wi-Fi-Compatibility/999917946 manufacturer : Nest vendor : Nest cert : WORKS Pairing -Install the thermostat as described in the manufacturer's instructions. Be sure to create a Nest account and register the thermostat to it. -Tap 'Next' to log into your Nest account. Linking your account to Iris allows information sharing between Nest and Iris. -pairVideoUrl : https://youtu.be/Bq3kD0-rhDA Lever Lock (FE599) lowesProductId : 451289 lowesComUrl : manufacturer : Schlage vendor : Schlage cert : WORKS Pairing - For simplicity PIN codes are managed through the people you invite to your home. Iris will automatically delete any PIN codes manually entered on the lock itself. -Make a note of the 6 digit program code located on the inside of the lock. Follow the manufacturer's installation instructions. -Ensure the batteries are properly installed. Enter the six digit program code. Wait for the Schlage button to flash and beep three times. -Press the Schlage button once then press the number 0. The hub will beep when pairing is complete. -pairVideoUrl : https://youtu.be/832ZYeImPI4 Touchscreen Deadbolt (BE469) lowesProductId : 434321 lowesComUrl : manufacturer : Schlage vendor : Schlage cert : WORKS Pairing -For simplicity PIN codes are managed through the people you invite to your home. Iris will automatically delete any PIN codes manually entered on the lock itself. -Make a note of the 6 digit program code located on the inside of the lock. Follow the manufacturer's installation instructions. -Ensure the batteries are properly installed. Press the Schlage button once and enter the 6 digit program code. The orange light will begin to slowly flash. -Finally press the number 0 once. The hub will beep and the green check mark will illuminate when pairing is complete. -pairVideoUrl : https://youtu.be/ixGilW_L-Ms Touchscreen Deadbolt (BE468) lowesProductId : lowesComUrl : manufacturer : Schlage vendor : Schlage cert : WORKS -For simplicity PIN codes are managed through the people you invite to your home. Iris will automatically delete any PIN codes manually entered on the lock itself. -Make a note of the 6 digit program code located on the inside of the lock. Follow the manufacturer's installation instructions. -Ensure the batteries are properly installed. Press the Schlage button once and enter the 6 digit program code. The orange light will begin to slowly flash. -Finally press the number 0 once. The hub will beep and the green check mark will illuminate when pairing is complete. -pairVideoUrl : https://youtu.be/ixGilW_L-Ms tested devices.txt
  9. 1 point
    howkoss99

    Push Notification to Alexa

    Hello, is there a way to send push notification to Amazon Alexa? For instance when the alarm is off and someone opens a door or window. I know I can send push notification to my phone but is it possible to send it to Alexa without a voice wake command?
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  11. 1 point
    Welcome to the forum. I don't have have pets so I can't speak to these personally, but a lot of forum members have had success with this type of motion sensor:
  12. 1 point
    Vettester

    IRIS rejects IFTTT

    Security camera systems have the following minimal viable product requirements: It must be Reliable. It must be able to capture good enough images to potentially ID suspects. It must be useful for evidence (thus date and time stamps are critical). So what does this mean in practical terms? Wired systems with local storage will be the most reliable. While some maybe able to get wifi cameras to work well enough it requires a significant investment in building and maintaining a quality wifi network, which most people are unwilling to learn and spend the resources to do. Wifi is also subject to interference (common) and even possible jamming (less common). Quality cameras are required (1080p+). The best way to determine if a camera is good is to test it and compare it to others. Megapixels is only one factor to look at, and does not in itself determine the quality of the image. That said, your search should avoid 720p and poorer spec'ed cameras, they tend to be the cheaper cameras and provide poorer results. Test both day time and night time. Few consumer marketed cameras have date and time stamps. This is critical if you plan to use your video images for evidence. Good wired camera in general are either PoE (Power over Ethernet) using cat5e/cat6 cable for digital or coax wire with power wires and BNC connectors for analog based systems. Arlo / Arlo Pro - why they make poor security cameras: (a lot of this also applies to the Ring cameras) There are a number of reasons, which apply to many consumer wire free products. The Arlo / Arlo Pro system fail in 2 of the 3 minimal viable product categories for security cameras, and in the 3rd one does a poor job (ID distance very short, night image poor). Poor resolution and wide FOV make for short ID distances Poor reliability, cameras will disconnect from base station, base station needs periodic reboots, cloud service failures Lag with cloud service Issues with reliability of motion detection Issues to lag before recording Poor night vision No embedded time stamp - thus videos are poor for evidence. ( Arlo, Ring, and Nest fail here ) Difficult to manage multiple clips for downloading from the cloud service. Lag to access live view Cameras do not have local storage - thus when disconnected to the base station they are unable to record events. Note: The Arlo base station has USB ports which were intended for future options, however reportedly Netgear did not enable local attached storage until the Arlo Pro base station came out. Arlo Pro 2 improves on the Arlo/Arlo Pro with 1080p resolution, which helps. However, the system still suffers from numerous faults similar to it's prior versions, and only when the cameras are wired do you see significant functional improvements. At which point you may want to just install a higher quality PoE system that costs less.
  13. 1 point
    It is true Santa Tracker just gets reactivated every year but it is still irritating every time it comes up. It is a yearly reminder of the developer time that was wasted when Iris was buggy as a crack house and almost unusable. I view it as bloat. It doesn't belong in the Iris app. If you have kids and want this type of app they are available in the google play store including one by Lowes. I am sure this is the same for Apple users but don't know for sure and don't really care.
  14. 1 point
    OhioYJ

    Modding my Cable Modem

    Guess I can't leave anything alone. A while back I picked up a new cable modem. However this one just didn't seem to be as stable as my previous one. This one also ran noticeably warmer. I assumed the heat was most likely the cause of my problems and decided to modify it a bit. I picked up some Raspberry PI heatsinks, and a 40 MM fan. This is the underside of the cable modem. The silver heat sinks I added. This side it was primarily just to memory chips. The big heatsink is on the CPU that was existing. This would have been the ideal side to have the fan, but the fan would not fit inside the case on this side. I added the fan connector to the power leads here as this modem runs off 12 volts, as do most. Using a connector like this will allow me to easily replace the fan if I ever needed to. One more heatsink on the top side added to a MOSFET just for good measure. May have not been needed, but they were cheap. The fan pulls air through the enclosure. From the outside it's the only thing that looks any different. There is definitely a huge temperature difference. It now feels nice and cool when you put your hand near it. It also has not slowed down yet since doing the modification. I would call this a success for a quick, easy, and cheap modification.
  15. 1 point
    Smitho

    Using Alexa to Run Scenes

    I've been running iris scenes through alexa for a while and not had any issue with it, however you should note that they seem to only work on lighting/switch/smart plug scenes. If the scene involves the alarm, a door lock, or a number of other devices it will not work. The command is "alexa, turn on [name of scene]". I know it can be an awkward command, but it does work ("alexa, turn on goodnight"). Alternately, amazon has recently released something called routines where you can create your own trigger phrase to control a series of devices, run scenes, and do things like play a flash briefing. Last I checked iris scenes were not yet compatible with alexa routines, but iris has said they were working on fixing that soon. As a workaround I have recreated some of my scenes as a routine in alexa. I can say "alexa, I'm home" and it turns on my entertainment center (via harmony) and several lights (via iris). I also have created some simple routines containing just a single device just to make the command more intuitive. For instance, "alexa, let the dog out" will "turn on" the smart plug that powers a kennel opener, which is much more intutive than saying "alexa, turn on the kennel opener".
  16. 1 point
    scunny

    New Kwikset Lock

    I think there's some long lasting problems and way over due fixes that should have been completed on zwave locks. I personally if buying again would go Zigbee on locks.
  17. 1 point
    Vettester

    RUNAWAY THERMOSTAT

    I would call support and ask for an explanation.
  18. 1 point
    thegillion

    Iris web portal V1.3.0

    Update 1.3.0 Added portal to Cloudflare and added SSL
  19. 1 point
    Vettester

    Push Notification to Alexa

    This won't do exactly what you're looking for, but it's a start: https://developer.amazon.com/blogs/alexa/post/08193315-99a3-48a4-994a-918d8527cee8/enabling-notifications-support-with-the-alexa-voice-service
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    There is a large list of possibilities for both entering and exiting a geofence area. This was extracted from the Blue Iris help file: Mobile devices When the Blue Iris iOS, Android, or Windows phone client is used to connect to your Blue Iris server, an entry for each device will appear on the Options/Mobile devices page. In addition to tracking mobile device client connections, this page will allow you to "pair" with each device, in order to allow your Blue Iris to send "push notifications" to these devices. Check the boxes in the Push column corresponding to the devices which should receive push notifications. You must also enable push notifications on the Alerts page in camera properties. Finally, make sure that the executable BlueIrisApplePush.exe in your Blue Iris program files folder has been allowed through your Windows Firewall. Select a device and then use the Up and Down buttons to re-arrange the priority of the mobile device. Push notifications are sent to devices according to their order on this list. Geofencing is a device location services technology that allows the device to notify a server when the device enters or exits a defined region. If location services and geofencing are enabled for the Blue Iris client app on your mobile device, the app will notify your Blue Iris server whenever the device leaves or enters a defined circular region. You may define what Blue Iris should do in response to these events by selecting a device and then using the Enter geofence and Exit geofence buttons. Select Only if ALL devices are inside/outside to prevent a single device's status from triggering the actions. You may specify a number of actions to be performed as a device enters or exits its geofence region. These actions include changing the traffic signal icon, the active profile, the schedule preset, as well as triggering a camera, sending a push notification, running a script or simply playing a sound on the PC. There are a large number of potential uses for this functionality apart from simply "arming" and "disarming" Blue Iris. For example, when the "run" option is used in conjunction with other home automation software, you may use Blue Iris to turn on/off lights. Or, you can be notified when your children leave or are about to return home.
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    Otto Mation

    It's That Time of the Year

    That's right. Time to hide Santa Tracker in the Iris app. 😀
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    This is what I use. The driver has been updated and it seems to work really well https://www.lowes.com/pd/SYLVANIA-Lightify-72-in-Plug-in-Under-Cabinet-Led-Tape-Light/50358568
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    djn486

    GE 12726 Zwave 40 Amp Appliance Controller

    I ran into the same problem when trying to control a 1.5 hp lake pump with a z wave switch. I saw the device mentioned above but decided on these components instead that cost much less, and if one component breaks it can be individually replaced. K-Rain 1522 Pump Start Relay with 3 HP at 110-volt/220-volt 24-volt Coil https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DI5KIR4 MG ELECTRONICS MGT2420 TRANSFORMER,24VAC 20VA UL APPROVED https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0010GR07O GE Z-Wave Wireless Smart Lighting Control Smart Toggle Switch, On/Off, In-Wall, White, Works with Amazon Alexa, 12727 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PYMGOHM The 24vac transformer that pulls the relay is on a z-wave switch. It also gives me the ability to switch to a smart sprinkler controller at any time. This also give you the ability to have a long distance between the z wave switch and the relay with just a 15a 110v line between them on the switch. I think this may help with some of the problems above You can also wire this to the 24vac transformer to provide an indicator light. AC/DC 24V LED Power Indicator Pilot Signal Lamp 22mm Yellow Light https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DUW2UC6 I have everything well protected from the rain too. If you don't you may want to choose different components. Of course everyone is not comfortable with wiring stuff themselves. Do so at your own risk and only if you know what you are doing.
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    Vettester

    Iris Camera Quality

    Even though I don't I don't live in a high crime area my neighborhood has experienced an ever increasing number of car prowls over the past few years. In an effort to protect the vehicles I leave parked outside I have been spent a great deal of time and money setting up a multi-camera surveillance system. I started out with the Iris Gen 1 Outdoor Wireless Video cameras. This camera left a lot to be desired when it comes to video quality and night vision so when Lowe's released their new Gen 2 Indoor and Outdoor Camera I replaced all of my Gen 1 cameras with the new Gen 2 cameras. I've been using these cameras for over a year now and even though there is a significant improvement in video quality and night vision they still aren't capable of doing facial recognition under certain conditions. The screenshot below is one of four prowlers my cameras have captured in the last 6 months, but because of the poor quality I have not been able to get a recognizable face shot. I recently replaced one of my Iris cameras with a Dahua PTZ and there is a night and day difference in video quality between the two cameras. The Dahua has auto tracking that zooms in on an object and then follows the object until its out of the camera's field of view. In my opinion the Dahua camera install looks a lot cleaner than the Iris camera. The three screenshots below are to show that the cameras are basically located in the same area. Fortunately I don't have screen shot of a another prowler to compare the difference in quality, but the image below is from the Dahua camera and the quail is more than twice the distance from the camera than the prowler was in the first screenshot. In reference to the prowler image the quail would be located on the ground next to the sidewalk right behind the prowler's head.
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    TreeFiddyTech

    Keypad Garage door

    I would like to use a keypad mounted outside to open and close the zwave garage door opener. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Vettester

    Iris Camera Quality

    The outside lights I'm using are 60 watt equivalent LEDs so I would say this camera functions extremely well in low light. There is not anything you can do to ignore faster moving objects, but I have found that auto-tracking works optimally on objects going less than 20 mph. I have noticed if a car is going to fast the camera will not even try to follow it. This camera also has the ability to setup customized record areas through IVS that includes abandoned and missing objects.
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    pavalov

    Local Processing Is Here

    @thegillion, you continue to devise upgrades for us that are truly useful, and explain them as well! My Nyce tilt sensors that I use for redundancy on my garage doors were participating. Once I removed them and hit the new "hub to local" button again, my system went to local processing. Thank you! Now if we can just get Iris to include the water shut-off valve . . . and lights/switches!
  28. 1 point
    OK... i tested the ALARM this morning, my alarm WORKED without internet connection...This is a big step in the right direction. Thanks!
  29. 1 point
    thegillion

    Local Processing Is Here

    @Vettester I would start removing cloud-based devices on and partial devices list. I had to remove a GE hinge pin door sensor to get mine to work.
  30. 1 point
    Otto Mation

    Local Processing Is Here

    Thank you for your efforts John.
  31. 1 point
    Vettester

    Iris Camera Quality

    It is an IP camera that supports PoE. However, it came with a power supply instead of an injector so I just used that. This camera does NOT have infrared, but since I leave my outside lights on at night and there is a street light nearby I didn't care. One thing to note is that without IR you get a full color video instead of black and white. The image below was taken from the camera at 1:30 am. . I have had this camera up for a few weeks now and I have learned there is a downside to using auto-tracking. When there are two objects moving in different directions the camera can only follow one object at a time. You actually lose track of the second object as the auto-tracking continues to follow the first. So that I don't miss anything I have mounted a fixed Iris camera on the other side of my garage. The Alibi camera you are looking at is actually a rebranded Hikvision so it should be a decent camera. The thing I didn't like about this type of design is the size and bulkiness. They are typically mounted on an arm that extends out from the wall. The camera I mounted is more like a can light with a much lower profile. The downside is that I had to cut a 7" diameter hole in my soffit.
  32. 1 point
    Vettester

    Iris Camera Quality

    For those interested, here's a video from the PTZ camera I described in the OP. IMG_1994.mp4
  33. 1 point
    Vettester

    Iris Camera Quality

    Hmmm... I disagree. The v2 cameras have a wider field of view and drastically improved night vision capability.
  34. 1 point
    Wlepse

    GE 12726 Zwave 40 Amp Appliance Controller

    I can't speak for everyone, but the problem I have with that set up on my pool is packaging and range. That GE unit is supposed to have a longer range than a typical smart plug. The packaging is a major issue too, while I have an outlet by my pool pump getting the power from the outlet to the relay in a water tight design can present more headaches than it is worth. I would rather just pay extra to have everything all put together. But with that said this might be the perfect set up for my well pump. A while back I installed a whole house shut off valve but you have to install it after the pressure tank. But if your pressure tank goes your pump will keep running to get the pressure switch made. If I used your set up you could set a rule linking the water sensor to the outlet. So thanks for the link I will have to look at getting an enclosure and stuff for it. I wonder if code would still require the local switch...anyone know?
  35. 1 point
    Vettester

    Iris web portal V1.3.0

    I have found that when you use hotspots for motion detection with outdoor cameras you end up with a lot of false alarms. It's much better to setup zones and then use zone crossing to detect motion. Doing this eliminates false alarms drastically. it's too bad Iris can't do this.
  36. 1 point
    GaryS1964

    Mobile Phone App as Device

    Well 2017 is half over and we still don't have geofencing. Seems like this needs to be brought up again with the developers the next time someone has contact with them. Personally I would love geofencing. I have a Gen 1 keypad which is buggy at best and I can't mount it on the wall in my laundry which where the entry door from the garage is located because it doesn't have the range to work reliably from that location. Now we keep it in a drawer and set it out when we want to arm the system. Arming the system is a pain because the keypad does strange things and you have to try two, three, or more times before the system arms so often we don't set it when we won't be gone long.
  37. 1 point
    NunyaBinnez

    Mobile Phone App as Device

    I was just thinking that it'd be really cool if you could register your mobile phone as an Iris device. The purpose that comes immediately to mind is to have it act as a fob for presence. The idea struck me as I was trying to figure out how to accommodate my wife, as she rarely carries the same purse twice in the same day, but she NEVER leaves her mobile phone at home. I'd be willing to PAY for the feature. NDB
  38. 1 point
    rdisom

    Iris vs SmartThings

    I am sticking with Iris for the same reason I originally bought into it. They had almost everything I wanted at the time. I'm in too deep to jump ship now.
  39. 1 point
    Devi8

    geofencing

    I would like the ability to geofence my home and use my phone's wifi as the proximity sensor so I don't need silly arival sensors, I already carry my phone everywhere I go.
  40. 1 point
    emtp82

    Smart watch app

    What are the chances that an app can be created to at least arm/disarm the system from a smart watch?
  41. 1 point
    sparc

    Smart watch app

    I too would like to see smart watch integration. But maybe an easier way to achieve this is an Amazon Alexa app that could run on your watch and be able to use all the commands and skills that Alexa has through your watch. I can do two-way audio between my watch and phone by BT, and I believe also via Wi-Fi but I haven't tried that. So maybe all that is needed is a way to pass audio to/from the watch to an app on your connected phone that can control Iris the way that the Alexa Iris skill can. But currently Alexa can't arm/disarm the system or control locks either I think I have heard some of you comment. If you have a stand alone watch like the Samsung S3 Frontier 4G then it is pretty much the same as a smart phone since it can originate and receive phone calls on its own with no connection to a smart phone and needs its own cell number and account.
  42. 1 point
    I found on another site that if you replace the battery in closed position it goes into demo mode and does this. Demo mode or not, I opened each door/window and replaced the battery and problem fixed. I have returned contacts for this and still have other problems that make no sense, like a contactor closest to my hub disconnects and reconnects.... or a clear statement that says the smart plug is an extender also... Hundreds of dollars in this system and sooooo close to returning it all. Who is in charge of this division?
  43. 1 point
    DHolovacko

    Smart watch app

    I would love to see integration with Apple Watch and more importantly Siri