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  1. 5 points

    Maintenance notice from Iris

    The ratings on Android are improving also. Maybe someday we'll reach V1 parity and then some cool things coming:)
  2. 5 points

    Another Leak Detector Save

    This morning at 12:15 am my Iris system alarmed on a water leak. The drain hose on my non-Iris water softener malfunctioned and started spraying water everywhere. The leak sensor I had placed on the floor next to the softener detected the water leak, setoff the alarm and turned off the main water valve so there was minimal clean-up required. This is the third time Iris as saved me from potential major water damage. Thanks again Iris!
  3. 2 points
    This link should take you to the login screen: https://bc.irisbylowes.com/login Enter your Iris login credentials and click login. You should see a message at the top of the open window that reads: { "status" : "success" }. Once you see this message you are successfully logged into the portal. You can then goto http://iriswebportal.com The portal uses cookies to store your login info in your browser. If you clear your browser history you will have to log back on to access the portal.
  4. 1 point

    IRIS Cameras worth getting?

    When I mentioned that I had a wireless smart plug to cycle the hub remotely, I didn't mention that you have to remove the batteries for that to work. Instead of using the internal battery unit, I have a UPS that the hub is plugged into through the smart plug. Since the wireless plug doesn't communicate through the hub, you can still operate it remotely with the hub offline.
  5. 1 point

    Nest now compatible with Iris

    I have, but after buying a CT101, which didn't work reliably, and then buying a nest, which works well but isn't as flexible, I think my wife is tired of me blowing money on this stuff. It doesn't help that I've bought about 80 smart home devices in the last couple of years... I'm pretty much cut off for a while... haha
  6. 1 point

    Nest now compatible with Iris

    Support posted a pairing video for the Nest thermostat. Hopefully we'll get an update today.
  7. 1 point
    Otto Mation

    Nest now compatible with Iris

    Which is preferable in my mind. The Nest interface is very refined. I primarily want nest integration to provide temperature and humidity triggers for Iris rules and scenes. Schedules and settings through the Nest interface is good with me.
  8. 1 point


    The Tapatalk issue has been resolved.
  9. 1 point

    Motion Sensor Sensitivity

    You can tweak the camera on thegillions web portal, but other than adjusting placement, there is no way to adjust the gen 1 motion sensor.
  10. 1 point
  11. 1 point
    I've seen my system acting hinky in several respects since the update: an indoor camera that didn't record for a full day, scenes that didn't fully implement, and even rules that got turned off.
  12. 1 point
    In my opinion you should never include a camera as an alarm device. The camera's motion detection is way to sensitive and there is no reliable way of controlling it.
  13. 1 point
    You may want to double check to see what motion detectors are in use for alarms, along with how many are required. I had a single motion sensor set off the alarm when I was trying to troubleshoot my cameras not seeing motion. I removed the 2 cameras as alarm devices that were part of the 2 motion detectors required for alarm, leaving only a single motion detector. I never looked at the number of devices required, assuming it would stay at 2 and never alarm with only 1 remaining. I was proved wrong in the middle of the night. I checked the alarm requirements and it was down to 1 motion device required to alarm. Evidently, it tries to be smarter than you.
  14. 1 point
    I'm not seeing any increased sensitivity but at least in my case my system will now trigger an alarm with just one motion detecting motion where there is supposed to be a minimum of 2 motions required to trigger.
  15. 1 point
    I set up that rule and have been pushing a smart button like a monkey pressing a cocaine button and Iris will not tell me who is pushing it. WTF is up with this rule?
  16. 1 point


    There was a software update applied to the forum earlier this week that broke the Tapatalk interface. I have put in a request to get this fixed, but I'm not sure how long it will take.
  17. 1 point
    Modify your existing rule to record for 10 minutes and make sure the new camera setting in the alarm card is enabled. The issue he is trying to verify is if the new setting overrides the rule which would mean the camera would only record for 5 minutes.
  18. 1 point

    Web Portal list of all devices?

    A dedicated wall-panel web page is sorely needed. I've tried using both the Lowe's app and Lowe's web page with a lot of frustration. Both seem to time out after a while and become non-responsive or jump you to another screen. I've got an iPhone 4S wall mounted, running in Airplane Mode, WiFi only, with no background app updating turned on. Going back to the Iris Web Portal page by thegillion for further testing.
  19. 1 point

    Maintenance notice from Iris

    I wish they would do the water heater something like that. It's an absolute pain to adjust.
  20. 1 point
    If a device is disconnected the portal will continue to report its last known value. The first thing I would try to reconnect the device is to replace the batteries.
  21. 1 point
    I was just reading through the iOS 11 features and noticed this: HOMEKIT Developers can now experiment with HomeKit without needing to apply for Made for iPhone (MFi) approval from Apple. That means developers can start creating and testing products before bringing them to market and Apple is even permitting experimentation popular custom-fit boards like the Arduino and Raspberry Pi. HomeKit products also no longer need a hardware authentication chip, which means new and existing product manufacturers will be able to add HomeKit support to devices through a firmware update. I believe they have finally seen the light! I feel like that crazy requirement for a hardware authentication chip is what has been holding back homekit all this time. Lift this restriction and I believe you will start to see tons of manufacturers update their products with homekit support!
  22. 1 point

    Maintenance notice from Iris

    It's interesting to see how Iris is gaining back momentum over SmartThings on Apple's app store. Local processing should put Iris over the top.
  23. 1 point

    Iris web portal V1.2.6

    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.
  24. 1 point
    Happy to help.... you can get more info on the portal here: http://forum.livingwithiris.com/index.php?/topic/3368-iris-web-portal-v125/
  25. 1 point
    It's the same username and password you use to log into your Iris app. Typically your user name is an email address.
  26. 1 point
    Sometimes it can take up to 24 hrs for these to update the battery status. Check the web portal and see if it's reporting the same. http://iriswebportal.com/batterylevel.html
  27. 1 point

    Blue Iris Push Notification Update

    For those of you who are using Blue Iris as a 3rd party app for your Iris cameras there have been some recent updates that now adds still images to push notifications. The Iris devs could learn a few things from this type of addition to notifications.
  28. 1 point

    Adding and updating rules?

    The only rules there are for cameras and you do need a premium plan to use them. You should be able to find any rule you need for sensors under the doors and locks or lights and switches.
  29. 1 point
    The temporary solution is to unplug the Ethernet cable and wait for the hub to roll over to cellular and then plug it back in. A permanent fix should be included in the next release.
  30. 1 point
    I had that same message about a year ago or more but I couldn't stream as it disabled the buttons. I called support and had to mess around with taking out the modem, putting it back in going back on cellular by pulling the RJ45 waiting a minute and putting it back in, eventually the message went away and streaming was working so support said they would look into that if they could replicate the issue.
  31. 1 point

    A Tale of Uncertified Devices

    I made no changes to my system, but on 7/12 and 7/13 almost all my zwave devices were disconnected from the system. That's about 6 GE switches, my GDO, and 40 amp zwave switch.. All 3 of my smoke detectors, an old style leak detector, and all zigbee devices remained connected. Everything has been rock solid for months before before this event. This is about the same time my freezer started reporting over 7000 deg, so i attribute the issue to updates. A couple of restarts didn't help the problem. On 7/13 everything mysteriously reconnected. I have a feeling upcoming updates are messing with some people's networks. -Jim C
  32. 1 point

    Washed out background on Android App

    I also just loaded a solid black picture so that the screen is usable. The blurred image in the background is just a horrible concept and does nothing but make the white text unreadable over light areas of a picture. The whole bland interface needs a serious human factors assessment and some addition of color coding to quickly find a card without having to read them all in tiny text and to indicate the on/off states of objects. What the heck are they waiting for? And please scrap the house image if it speeds up the app loading!
  33. 1 point

    $99 Nucleus...is it dying?

    What about the "echo look"...? I can't understand HOW this would not be a dud. It seems like a ridiculous concept. I don't need machine learning algorithms to track my wardrobe choices and give me fashion advice...