Otto Mation

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  1. 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.
  2. Tapatalk

    Working for me. In fact this is being posted with Tapatalk. Sent from my SM-G950U1 using Tapatalk
  3. Iris headed into fingerprint recognition?

    Your sarcasm meter must be broken.
  4. Iris headed into fingerprint recognition?

    Why yes I was, that must be it. Give me a minute to remove them and try again.......I'll report right back. Edit: No that wasn't it. I guess that you just can't name a rule with a question and expect it to work.
  5. Iris headed into fingerprint recognition?

    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?
  6. 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.
  7. When to replace battery?

    I am a little more aggressive and replace mine 49% or lower.
  8. Temperature readings

    Climate > Temperature
  9. Halo Smoke detectors $99 at Home Depot

    Lowes prices have been droped back down to match Home Depot's prices but Halo Labs have notified sellers of an upcoming price increase. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  10. IRIS Compatible Heat Detector?

    A simple contact sensor will give you temperature readings and allow you to create temperature rules. I have them in all of my refrigerators and freezers. Scunny can speak to how high of a temp the rules will be effective. He uses them to control heaters in his business.
  11. Halo Smoke detectors $99 at Home Depot

    Huh, either Lowes just raised the price or they have made a mistake. They were $99 and $129 Last time I looked. I'll send off a note to see what the deal is.
  12. Halo Smoke detectors $99 at Home Depot

    No that is the same price. The Halo+ is $30 more.
  13. My iris grade is...

    I am raising my grade to a B based on the improvement in stability, fixing the duration rules and the addition of Echo advanced skills.
  14. LeakSMART Valve Deal

    Mine shipped as well.
  15. LeakSMART Valve Deal

    These are the 1 inch ones. Most people need 3/4 inch ones. That being said I just ordered one for another house and will plumb it down to 3/4 inches.
  16. Solution for Humidity Control

    A wire basket of bulbs. For the others, I was having some Z wave lock issues. It turns out that my hub was next to a wall on the other side of which is my garage. On a shelf in the garage (not realized by me) next to the hub was a wire basket that was full of bulbs that I had removed from the house and replaced with led's. The wire basket and bulbs were acting as a Faraday cage and blocking the signal from the hub to the locks. Removing the wire basket of bulbs solved the issue.
  17. Solution for Humidity Control

    I was just about to say the same thing. GE devices are actually pretty stable.
  18. Continuous beeping on keypad for water leak

    Did you try to enter your code and hit the off button on the keypad?
  19. Solution for Humidity Control

    @pavalov build your rule to turn on the device "and leave it" when humidity exceeds your threshold. Then create another rule to turn off the device "and leave it" when the humidity falls below the threshold of your choice. This will create a virtual humidistat for you.
  20. Using thegillions web portal, I was able to determine that my backup modem had only one bar of signal strength. After doing some research I discovered that our modems have CRC9 antenna connections. I ordered an antenna as pictured below for under $15 to see if it would help the situation with the expectation of very little improvement. I figured at that cost it was worth a shot. Well that antenna arrived today and there were a couple of surprises. First this thing is much larger than I expected. I had envisioned that it was maybe a couple of inches square. Well it is six inches by six inches. The second surprise is that after plugging it in and setting it up I was at five bars of signal strength. Well worth the price and effort in my book. Edit: Turns out the connector needed is a CRC9 which is why mine needed a small squeeze to tighten up. I corrected the post above. Before: After: The Monster:
  21. As it turns out my dramatic improvement was caused from the antenna picking up a very strong 3G signal vs a very weak 4G signal without it. I put the usb dongle in a computer and did a speed test for both weak 4G and strong 3G and was better off with the strong 3G. Using the computer software that the dongle loads I set mine to use 3G only and have had consistent 5 bars since. I have the logo facing towards the closest tower and it is inside the house. Testing with and without the antenna showed speed improvements with the antenna in all cases for me. Three to four bars of 4G should be more than enough signal.
  22. Did Ivee Go Out of Business?

    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.
  23. I haven't explored it fully to find everything yet but the Security card is active.
  24. Most robust way to automate alarm

    Mine says C2008 AlertMe.com rev 1-2
  25. I noticed that we just got a new platform update and for the heck of it I told Alexa to find new devices. She found all of my locks and Scenes. I was able to get her to lock the doors (but not unlock, she tells me she can't unlock them to be safe) but I haven't figured out how to run a scene yet.