Thevolget

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  1. The delay in my system varies. I have the hub in one room over from the keypad, and when the door is opened, the delay from the hub to keypad can be between, 5 to 15 seconds.
  2. They had a couple whole home solutions that worked. One of which I have and still have hooked up and am using, just not with Iris. My power bill is almost on par with the reader (+/- 5KWH variance). I've had it installed at my current address for 3 years now, no issues besides having the batteries in the sensor for the meter dying out every few months (which was from using cheap batteries, switched over to Lithium batteries and haven't changed in over a year). I am able to get the temperature outside (measured at the power meter), a real-time usage, and a usage per hour. I'm able to look at the graph and note when certain appliances are turned on. I can tell that my water heater turns on every 30 minutes for about 5 minutes in total to bring the temperature back up to 120F, I can tell when the dryer element is cycling on and off, I can tell when the compressor in the heat pump has kicked in, all by the amount of energy used. But Lowe's decided to drop support for it. Same thing with the other unit that was supported via V1, which was even more accurate. The short time span is also a lie. It's been almost a year now since V1 was shut down. Sure some of V2 has gotten better, but there's still more issues and missing features that should have been implemented from the start. From my perspective, a "short" time span is about a month or two tops. It took me less than a month to write and develop code and circuitry for a project (unrelated to Iris, but required similar abilities). That was not knowing a thing about C++, and not having designed circuitry or done any engineering work before. All while only working on the project in my spare time after working a 10 hour day. Including debugging and testing the code on the actual device. It's taken the Iris team almost a year to give us a half functional Web UI (which another user has developed a working one before), and half functional features. And as far as the Q&A, that answer of working on a whole-home solution doesn't match up with what was stated on the official Iris community forums about "not being enough demand and users on V1 to justify the feature on V2". Iris limited the number of users by not supporting one of the solutions that worked with V1 officially until 2015, and by not carrying the other working solution but in very limited stores. They self-restricted the demand, then blamed us for the lack of users.
  3. No but we were promised parity. And still what I'm seeing isn't parity in the least bit IMO.
  4. No notification. I deleted the rule and recreated it using another sensor. It worked OK. Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
  5. Same thing here. I had a contact sensor in my fridge to monitor the temperature. Well fridge died over night and wasn't aware of it. Just found out when went in the fridge and everything was hot Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
  6. Their response is that there wasn't enough users of it. Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
  7. Because all they did was take the Alexa skills and migrate them to the Google home API Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
  8. I came across a document (public records) which actually makes me feel that the V2 was all about a quick money grab (such as Lowe's writing off $8 million in inventory for Iris, then instantly investing $50 million). http://mediaweb.wsoctv.com/document_dev/2017/02/24/Lowes%20Lawsuit_7397115_ver1.0.pdf Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
  9. Maybe, but it kinda seems a tad off to me Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
  10. http://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/58f2ec72404ce/Lowes%20Lawsuit_7397115_ver1.0%20%281%29.pdf There you go. Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
  11. Ok Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
  12. It seems that once again the Iris team is trying to ditch anything negitive in regards to the device. I made a simple post in reply to parity being promised and still not delivered on a feature. Called the system "crap", unable to post. Ok, changed it to "junk", unable to post. Only when I masked out the word crap/junk was it allowing the post. Since when did crap and junk, both of which describe the system and dev team, become too much? Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
  13. It would be nice if the Iris team would release an IDE that allowed the ability to edit the device handlers. It would make it so that we could help them with the development of features. If a device pairs as an unknown device, we could look up the Zigbee/Zwave/Wifi commands that it supports and write a handler for the device. Would allow for a lot of possibility, mainly for those power users, who have devices that are Zigbee/Zwave, compliant but Iris doesn't want to add them in.
  14. Done
  15. I do kinda direct them to your portal, mostly for the existing customers who I get with iris. Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
  16. Misled isn't the proper wording in my opinion. We were part of bait and switch. We were promised the features, along with complete parity to V1. So far, it's still no where close. Just today, I had a customer in my store ask me if I would recommend Iris over Smartthings. I told him if he wants to turn lights off and on only, then either one would work. If he wants to do more advanced stuff such as door locks, HVAC control, etc., go with the smartthings unit. Their hub supports most of the Iris devices and supports a multitude more devices.
  17. If it's the one thegillion said, you can use it. You'll have to use his web portal for monitoring though. And honestly, I'd recommend his portal over the polished turd the Iris team released officially. Its got more features. Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
  18. I just posted the parity list on the official site as well. Please feel free to add to anything that I missed when I put it up.
  19. I did find a little bit of information from looking over the Blueline energycloud site. Apparently they use a cookie based session to validate the login, and just migrating the cookie over from one browser to another allowed me to remain logged in w/o hassle. Also, using "energycloud.bluelineinnovations.com/tools/get_cur_usage.php?dev=1003210" after migrating the cookie, resulted in me getting the latest readings from my device as plain text. And from browsing the site's source, it's seeming that they are just using basic jQuery calls to pull data.
  20. Sounds interesting. Might be worth looking at.
  21. Ah, ok. That's what I was confused on. It's still becoming funny how a end user has managed to out perform and out do the Iris dev team with the implementing of features.
  22. I'm not sure if it's just me but none of these options are there. Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
  23. Since it's fastly approching the 1 year mark since V2 was pushed onto us, I'm updating the list. Website control - Yes, but severely limited (@thegillion has done a better portal then the Iris Team) Energy Monitoring - @thegillion's portal & only while web page is open. Download Camera Recordings - Only to phone. PC requires using software (example, Blue Iris) to do local viewing and saving. Offline processing i.e. Security and rules still work with no internet - NO!!! Big Parity issue here!!! Filter replacement monitoring for furnace - Nope. Still can't turn off filter light on CT101 even after changing. Thermostat scheduling w/presence - Somewhat. Requires a decent amount of configuration and hacking of rules to work. Timed PIN codes for locks - No Temperature History Graphs - @thegillion's portal does, but same issue as energy monitoring.
  24. Sorry, typed up and forgot to read over before posting. There is a maybe 3 people in my store that know what they're talking about with iris (me being one). The other people who know about it, only know a very limited amount (which devices are compatible), my knowledge is from first hand use. Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
  25. It's at my store too. I'm one of maybe 3 associates in the store that know about iris Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk