Vettester

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  1. IRIS Cameras worth getting?

    There are a lot of negative reviews for the Arlo Q Plus camera with one of the biggest complaints being lag time. For me, the piece of mind of having 24/7 recording, setting up motion zones to only notify me of people walking in my driveway for example, but still have the camera see out into the street and record a larger field of view (which you can't do with the Arlo or Iris), lead me to go with Blue Iris as a third party app for my recording needs.
  2. IRIS Cameras worth getting?

    I have a lot of time and money invested into my surveillance system, which includes both Iris and other IP based cameras, and if I had to start over I would definitely take a different approach and go with Dahua 2MP Starlight cameras. Even though there have been some huge improvements made in the new indoor/outdoor cameras vs the original ones, there are still a lot of things lacking to make these a viable solution for surveillance monitoring. My two biggest complaints with the Iris cameras would have to be the limited storage space and not being able to configure motion detection to suit the end user’s needs. You can use a 3rd party software to overcome these limitations, but in my mind we shouldn’t have to. If all you want to do is look at a live stream of what’s happening now the new indoor/outdoor cameras are OK, but there is so much more that can be done to improve the functionality of the cameras and the app as well for recording video.
  3. Version 2.4.1 is in the app store

    Looks like my GE Link Bulb update barometer wasn't to far off. [emoji848]
  4. Maintenance notice from Iris

    It's not really that strange. Iris recommends not having non-certified devices on a system and I chose to ignore that recommendation so whatever happens is my own fault and I can deal with it. Just out of curiosity, how many GE Link Bulbs do you have paired to your hub?
  5. Maintenance notice from Iris

    All of my GE Link Bulbs went offline yesterday over an eight hour period. They were causing all kinds of havoc on my zigbee network so I removed them all. I can't remember the last time that all of them went offline in the same day so I would say something is in the wind again.
  6. Changing Order on Climate/temp tab

    You can use thegillion's web portal to accomplish both sorting (alphabetically) and logging. However, you must keep the temperature page open so this is not an ideal way to log changes.
  7. Changing Order on Climate/temp tab

    This depends on the platform you are using. Android will sort temps alphabetically, but iOS does not. There is no rhyme or reason for the sorting order in iOS.
  8. Tapatalk

    The Tapatalk issue has been resolved.
  9. 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. Web Portal list of all devices?

    That's awesome, thanks!!!
  11. 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.
  12. How to add a rule to a motion sensor?

    The only rules that requires a premium subscriptions are related to recording video. If you want to use Iris for video recording you are going to have to pay for their cloud based storage. Like @Terminal mentioned, they recently moved a lot of functionality from the premium to basic plan so I don't see them going backwards with the service plans.
  13. How to add a rule to a motion sensor?

    In the app click on the plus sign in the upper right hand corner of the Dashboard screen and select "Rule". Select Lights & Switches and then choose Motion Detected, Activate Switch and configure accordingly. I assume you are trying to turn on a light???
  14. Iris headed into fingerprint recognition?

    I wouldn't bet on it. With all the quirky things we have discovered since they first introduced V2, I wouldn't say the devs are the brightest bulbs in the box.
  15. Samsung SmartThings at Lowes?

    These showed up on the shelves of my local Lowe's about a week ago. This doesn't make sense to me why they would do this other than I did notice that the comparable Iris switch is currently on sale for $15 less.
  16. Tapatalk

    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. 2.4 feature of record for 5 minutes on alarm

    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. Web Portal list of all devices?

    It's lacking auto-refresh so I think you're going to be disappointed.
  19. GE Light Switches - ZWave vs Zigbee

    The manual actually states a 20% loss, but I read somewhere that it could be up to 40% depending on other factors. Anyway, if you would like to get rid of all your "GE Z-Wave cr@p" I might be interested if the price is right.
  20. 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. Maintenance notice from Iris

    Android has updated, but some of the new features are missing.
  22. Maintenance notice from Iris

    Mine said it updated and I see the change in the thermostat display, but I'm not seeing the new Smoke & CO Settings on Android.
  23. Maintenance notice from Iris

    V2.4 is now available on the App Store.
  24. Maintenance notice from Iris

    I'm on .032 as well and the default sensor for reporting temperature didn't change.
  25. Camera issues

    A simple ping test is a good starting point for troubleshooting your wireless devices. You can also have a ping test run for as long as you want. The results from this type of simple test for an extended period will at least give you an indication of the health of your network and a starting point for further analysis. There are also a lot of ping applications that will provide a timestamp associated with each individual ping result that can help create patterns of any issues related to time.