Otto Mation

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  1. I haven't explored it fully to find everything yet but the Security card is active.
  2. Mine says C2008 AlertMe.com rev 1-2
  3. Well I'm saying it here, you are.
  4. I thought you were the fearless leader.
  5. I have had 5 of them since v1 days and have never had a false alarm. I have tested them with a professional glass break simulator and they worked every time.
  6. I am assuming that they are now defunct. I see that they have not posted on their facebook or twitter page in over a year and their website front page still offers pre-orders that ended in 2015. I can't imagine that they have not gone under, the original Ivee was the most disappointing, piece of garbage failure in the history of tech that I ever experienced and they never stood behind the product or made it work. With Echo and Google home being out they don't even have a prayer of success because the aforementioned products work and are from companies that stand behind their product. What i am very curious about is if the second gen product ever shipped. Did anybody get one? Does it work? I am thinking the answer to both questions is no. I see no chatter about it and I am wondering if the second round of crowdfunders got screwed like the first gen backers and customers did. Edit: Searching the CEO and Founder shows that he is working for someone else now in a business development role, so my guess is that Ivee is dead.
  7. Many times the v1 fobs can be found listed on ebay as Alertme fobs. As far as I know (but can not guarantee they will work because I don't know if firmware has ever changed) they work just fine. They can be had for as low as $10 so it is no big risk to grab some to try out. Here is an example. This is the first one with orange trim that I have ever seen but might be worth picking up to see if it will pair: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-new-AlertMe-Smart-Key-Fob-/232142168648?hash=item360cc06248:g:TeUAAOSwcLxYJ9Li&vxp=mtr
  8. Which thermostat do you have? If it is Z wave you may need to get the hub closer to it in order to pair. You essentially reset the hub so you will need to re-pair all of your devices.
  9. I gave it access to mine, though I don't remember doing so, and it found 3 individuals that had the feature activated. It is funny that they were all contacts that I have through the Iris community.
  10. Well they are very expensive. I bought one for a single 3 pane window (three motorized blinds on a single rail) and it was almost a grand. Probably not a lot of people willing to lay out that kind of cash for a cellular blind.
  11. You are exactly who I was talking about when I made that statement.
  12. I have not yet had a false alarm but i use partial mode all the time which only uses contact, glass break, smoke and CO sensors. I have contacts on every door and window. Incidentally, with pro monitoring you will be required to have two motions to set off an alarm absent a contact or glass break sensor triggering.
  13. Have any of you checked to see what your insurance company will reduce your homeowners premium by if you have pro monitoring? Lowe's has reduced it to $14.95 which includes all services including cellular back up and premium service. I know one member who received a discount that covered the entire cost of the pro monitoring service making it essentially free.
  14. I could easily put them on speaker and check my cameras with IP Cam Viewer while I was talking to them. I can't imagine that they could not wait the couple of seconds that it would take for me to do that. That being said, I have posed the question in the Pro Monitoring section of the official forum and will let folks here know what they say. I am not sure if that section of the forum is open to everybody or just those who have signed up for pro monitoring. The important thing is that 911 gets called if you can not be reached or are incapacitated.
  15. Yep. Iris monitoring is handled by UCC. They are the real deal and handle monitoring for numerous alarm companies. http://www.teamucc.com/