Otto Mation

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  1. I use Alexa religiously with Iris and have set up groups with common names for devices that I want to use for verbal commands. This means that I do not have to change my device naming convention. An example would be to create a group called "Bedroom Lights" and drop my dimmers for the bedroom in that group. My device naming convention would be awkward for use with verbal commands. Dimmer Bedroom Lights 1 and Dimmer Bedroom Lights 2. So with Alexa I just say "Alexa turn on the Bedroom lights" and on they go. Groups even work with single devices. It is not clear to me if this can be done with Google Home. Could someone who had tried this please elaborate?
  2. Try this. Make sure that all Unknown devices are removed from your system. Perform a factory reset on the hose end controller. Google for the procedure. Reboot your hub by pushing the red button on the back for no more than two seconds (you will hear a tone). After the hub reboots pair one of the hose end controllers within a few feet of the hub. Make sure that you have the batteries removed from the other un-paired hose end controllers so that they do not interfere with the pairing process. After pairing, leave the newly paired hose end controllers near the hub so that they receive firmware updates. Repeat this process for the other hose end controllers and I would wait for the firmware update to complete before pairing the next device.
  3. I think you can take the non-response as an "I don't know". I've never heard this mentioned one way or another.
  4. I use scenes to lock my deadbolts at night. I use one scene per lock and I have them running 2 minutes apart. This is necessary in order to prevent your system from being flooded with Z wave signal and preventing the locks from all locking. The locks create an intense amount of traffic and this is the only workaround that I have found to work consistently.
  5. I'll take the modem. Please PM your Paypal email address.
  6. Number 7 might be the problem. Your Z wave devices create a network mesh and are not designed to be taken in and out of service. You should probably plug the 7th device back in and give them time to reconnect. I'd run a z wave network heal after they reconnect also.
  7. I have all Gen 1 sensors with very few exceptions and my system is rock solid with many devices. I believe that the Gen 1 sensors are superior to the Gen 2 sensors in most every way including range. Edit: You might want to get on the web portal and find out what Zigbee channel your hub is using and make sure that your 2.4 GHz WiFi is on a channel does not interfere with your Zigbee channel. That would be the first place that I would start.
  8. Done
  9. Just run a self test. It will eventually stop. Alternatively, you can remove them from Iris and set them up on the Halo app and they well get new firmware which is supposed to stop the chirps. When you put them back on Iris afterwards they should work just fine. The only issue that I have seen by doing this is that afterwards the test date of the device is not updated by Iris with the new firmware. Iris is aware of this and it will be addressed.
  10. That is the same version as mine are showing and as far as I know, mine are up to date. I watched them download the firmware when I first paired them. The only thing that mine do is update a phantom (non-existent) schedule every night. Other than that they work fine. Here is a cut and paste of all of the info from one of mine in case you want to compare. Device:{"type":"base:GetAttributesResponse""headers":{"isRequest":false"correlationId":"cc34075d-ef8f-4cd6-9cf0-f6a325dffb9d""source":"DRIV:dev:284fa3ae-0d6e-4d38-900e-f2c9274ef51d"}"payload":{"messageType":"base:GetAttributesResponse""attributes":{"base:caps":["irrcont""irrsched""dev""devadv""ident""devconn""devpow""irr""devota""base"]"devpow:backupbatterycapable":false"devadv:drivername":"ZBOrbitHT8""devpow:battery":100"irrcont:maxdailytransitions":10"base:id":"284fa3ae-0d6e-4d38-900e-f2c9274ef51d""base:address":"DRIV:dev:284fa3ae-0d6e-4d38-900e-f2c9274ef51d""irrsched:refreshSchedule":false"devadv:drivercommit":"2cb73a23d9840fe6dc9c5cf42da47e2a438e229b""devota:lastFailReason":"""dev:vendor":"Orbit""irrcont:numZones":1"base:tags":["FAVORITE"]"devota:progressPercent":0.0"devpow:sourcechanged":1483891984291"irrcont:maxirrigationtime":1440"irr:zonename:z1":"Zone 1""irrcont:controllerState":"NOT_WATERING""dev:model":"27087""devota:currentVersion":"34002000""dev:name":"Hose End Controller Front""devadv:driverhash":"3+0MeKeGDR0CR/x+6+7+wg1QHEI""irrcont:maxtransitions":70"dev:devtypehint":"Irrigation""irr:zonenum:z1":1"devadv:driverversion":"1.0""base:instances":{"z1":["irr"]}"dev:productId":"deda9d""dev:place":"51e63a72-60d6-4ebd-a5d3-bb3db2e5f4e5""irr:wateringStart:z1":1492099471489"irr:wateringDuration:z1":0"irrcont:rainDelayDuration":-1"devpow:linecapable":false"devconn:state":"ONLINE""irrcont:budget":100"devota:retryCount":0"devpow:source":"BATTERY""base:type":"dev""devconn:lastchange":1483891984329"devadv:protocol":"ZIGB""irr:zoneState:z1":"NOT_WATERING""devota:status":"IDLE""base:images":{}"devadv:protocolid":"5joAAABVZ0QAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA=""dev:account":"26127f9b-8098-45e8-a7b7-2b994a471d01""irrcont:minirrigationtime":1"devadv:added":1483891984291"irr:defaultDuration:z1":10}}}
  11. That's the way it works now. A single contact or glass break sensor will now trigger an alarm no matter the setting. Two motions will be required otherwise. In the alarm settings from the alarm card, you can add and remove participating devices from either alarm mode.
  12. All sold.
  13. This is correct. If you want the alarm to fire when triggered by a motion, (if a contact or glass break is not set off) you will be required to have at least two motions sensors triggered in order to alarm. So you will need to add another motion in order to use them with pro monitoring. In your previous setup someone would have had to trigger a contact senor or glass break for the alarm to go off anyway so having a single motion sensor in the mix was really not doing anything for you.
  14. As far as I know those are the ones. I think custom order only means that they are not carried by Lowe's.
  15. A list of all device that are not officially supported but work with Iris can be found here. The Bosch motions can be found on it: