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  1. I'm not sure how iOS works, but in the Android Alexa app, if you go to "Settings" and then "History", you get the screen I attached. All of my Iris commands show up. If you click on the specific command, it will allow you to play the recording of what Alexa heard. I'm not saying that Alexa and Iris are necessarily playing nicely together in your case, I'm just saying that the voice feedback has been invaluable to me in the past when debugging why skills aren't working the way they should.
  2. In the voice feedback section on the Alexa app, does it look like Alexa is translating your voice to text correctly for the "Auxiliary Outdoor Lights" command?
  3. I have a little experience building voice skills for Alexa, and I just wanted to point out that Alexa seems to handle multi-syllable words better in some cases. I had the same issue with "hall" vs. "hallway"
  4. I have a 4G USB modem (v2) for sale. I used it for a few months, but then moved to a different backup method. $50, with free shipping.
  5. Is there any way to integrate the GDO with Alexa? I would love to be able to at least ask the status, like "Alexa, is the garage door open?". And just like locks, I would like to be able to close the GDO with Alexa, although opening it could be a security issue.
  6. I have a Honeywell T6 Lyric, and it will not work with Iris. The Honeywell Lyric app does work with Alexa though.
  7. I just realized I have an "older" Honeywell, and it's z-wave only, so it's not compatible with the Total Connect app. Looks like I need to keep trying to figure out the Iris/Echo/Honeywell problem, or get a new thermostat (I'm sure my wife will veto option #2)
  8. I setup my aunt on the Honeywell Total Connect app, and linked that with her Echo --- it works pretty good. She doesn't have Iris, so that setup is fine for her. That would be my last option, as one of the main selling points of Iris is its integration between components ---- I don't want to open multiple apps or set up multiple "away" triggers.
  9. I didn't see anything like that either. Has anyone else been able to add a Honeywell thermostat as a device on Echo, and actually get Alexa to carry out commands on it?
  10. How do you determine if the thermostat is locked? I have the Honeywell as well, and I've had no luck getting Alexa to run any commands for it. I've changed names, disabled and re-enabled the skill, and tried re-discovering devices.
  11. I just received a notice that mine shipped, and it should be here on Wednesday. It's interesting that it shipped from a company in FL called 'Topp Solutions'. They appear to be an electronics repair shop and small white-label fabricator. I'm wondering if they are flashing the modem firmware for Lowes.
  12. I thought it was interesting that when I opened lowes.com this morning, a pop-up appeared advertising job openings in their customer service center in Indianapolis. I've been visiting lowes.com for years, and I've never seen a pop-up like that.
  13. Received the 4G email yesterday, and I did not use the migration tool. I actually just added the 3G modem and service to my v1 account back in May ---- after they stopped charging the monthly fee for v1. I had a 3G that I purchased but never got around around to installing, and I figured I would pop it in and see if I qualified for the free 4G ---- and it appears that I did. I ran into the same problems as everyone else trying to use the promo code, and the customer service rep was less than helpful. I thought about throwing something cheap into my cart, but never got around to it. I see this morning that it's still in my cart for a penny, so I pulled the trigger. The estimated arrival date is 8/27 ---- we'll see if that happens.
  14. I have a similar number of things on my Echo, although I recently added some LIFX bulbs ----- the jury is still out on those. I just moved my Logitech Harmony hub over to use the Yonomi app, with Echo integration, and it's voice commands seem to flow better than IFTTT ("turn on TV" vs. "trigger turn on TV"). I've just started playing with it though, so we'll see whether it really works better over the long term.
  15. I have the Honeywell thermostat, and it's been rock-solid for over a year. It was one of the last things I manually migrated to V2 a few months ago, and I didn't notice any issues until last week. Whenever I bring up the V2 app, it shows the current temp accurately, but the thermostat set-point is always 80 degrees. If I change the temp within the app, it then reflects the correct set-point, but once I close and reopen, it reverts back to 80 degrees. The actual thermostat always has the correct set-point, so there seems to be some sort of problem within the app. I don't currently have a schedule setup, it's on HOLD, and the mode is COOL. I've tried changing modes on the thermostat, and I tried resetting everything --- nothing helps. The only thing I haven't tried is deleting and re-pairing, but I thought I would check if anyone had any suggestions before I take that step.