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Everything posted by pavalov

  1. I've seen my system acting hinky in several respects since the update: an indoor camera that didn't record for a full day, scenes that didn't fully implement, and even rules that got turned off.
  2. Maintenance notice from Iris

    I'm still on .013.
  3. I've got three CT-101 thermostats, and have had them on IRIS for well over a year. They have not been battery hogs. Several weeks ago, I had a system melt-down due to pairing some uncertified devices. My t-stats eventually came back on-system, but ever since, one of them has been eating batteries. For instance, I put in 4 new AA's a week ago, and I am already down to 42% battery life. Any ideas on what's causing it?
  4. CT-101 thermostat is suddenly sucking juice

    So far, the second Z-wave reset has worked, after intentionally unpairing multiple times. I did the factory reset a few weeks ago during my system meltdown. I'll do it again if this current reset doesn't stick.
  5. CT-101 thermostat is suddenly sucking juice

    Yes. And I had to change the Modes manually. The app would not change it. The support info shows that there are three levels of "re-set": 1) Reset Z-wave configuration 2) Hardware reset 3) Factory Reset I did 1 and 2 Friday night, but lost app control within a few hours. I'm trying the first one again tonight. So far, I have maintained app control. If it fails again, I'll try the Factory reset.
  6. CT-101 thermostat is suddenly sucking juice

    I did so last night. I think it might have solved the battery problem (put new batteries in last night, and the Gillion portal is still reporting 100% battery). However, the app isn't able to control the temp now. It allowed me to reprogram the t-stat's schedule, but manual temperature changes through the app don't "stick." I rebuilt the Z-wave network after reinstalling, so I'm giving it some time to settle down.
  7. I have a V1 panic button that took over three weeks to update its battery level to recognize that I had replaced the battery. Neither removing and reinserting the battery nor cycling the button made a difference.
  8. Toasty Freezer

    Strangely enough, mine have continued to report normally. I've not had the problems others have had with low temps reporting falsely.
  9. Toasty Freezer

    Agreed. My kitchen freezer's V1 contact sensor's battery routinely reports battery levels in the teens, and has done so ever since I installed it. It has been working fine though, and has been in place for 273 days.
  10. Iris web portal V1.2.6

    Looks intriguing!
  11. The above message is showing on each screen shot of my cameras on the Camera Card. It's been there for the last two days even though I'm not on backup cellular. Streaming and recording of live video is currently fully functional. 1) I don't know why the message is there -- maybe an artifact as they prepare the next update. 2) If the statement is accurate, this is an additional limitation to the cellular service that I was not aware of. With the limited hours per month now provided by the cellular option, it seems an unnecessary limitation. My need for access to live streaming may well be greater when wifi is unavailable. (Think natural disaster when you are away from home, with a need to see the condition of said home.)
  12. Otto and Terk had it right. I forced the hub to cellular and back and the message has disappeared from my screen shots. Thanks for the help.
  13. Thanks Terk. I called support (T1) yesterday and was told there was nothing they could do other than report it to the developers. I'll try your solution.
  14. Halo testing fail

    My app, and @Gillions portal -- which can only report the data that Iris sends it -- do not show when I have tested my Halo's. Whether I test them manually or through the app, they only report the initial installation test, not subsequent tests. Am I alone in this?
  15. Halo testing fail

    Thanks for letting me know. Tier 1 is not aware of this. I tried twice.
  16. Iris web portal V1.2.6

    Yeah, WU uses much more granular (read local) info than Yahoo. They incorporate monitoring from private parties. On another issue, I imagine this would make Shane's calculations much more complicated, but temperature is not my only variable when deciding whether to open windows. I monitor humidity levels almost as closely as temp levels. It doesn't help my indoor climate to bring in cool air that is overly humid, so I don't open windows unless humidity levels are low as well. Can Shane make that assessment?
  17. Toasty Freezer

    Yeah, that's how I read it, too. Sometimes auto-dictation/transcription will pull stuff like that on my phone.
  18. A Tale of Uncertified Devices

    Preface: Iris needs to make available some humidity sensors. In the absence of them, I've been trying to create a web of Radio thermostats in my crawl space because they have humidity reporting capability. The following cautionary tale results. I have an IRIS-certified Radio Corporation CT-101 thermostat in my crawl space that reports humidity. Fine. I needed several in different locations. Enter some 2012 precursors to the CT-101 found on eBay: CT-100's. The CT-100s are z-wave devices, just not specifically certified by Iris. They should work, right? No. Twice, with Tier 1's generous assistance, I have paired them. Twice, they have blown up my z-wave network. Twice, within hours of pairing, several dozens of my z-wave devices have gone offline. GE switches and lamp modules, Schlage deadbolts, GDO's, thermostats, etc. have all fallen prey to whatever a CT-100 does to the system. 20+ devices went off-line -- power-cycling them, air-gapping them, cycling the hub, z-wave heal -- nothing was effective. Twice, with T2 help, I've removed the uncertified CT-100s, and then the healing begins. Some devices never come back, and I've had to un-pair and repair the recalcitrant devils. I've got three still off-line. Moral: Iris isn't kidding when they say uncertified devices can wreak havoc with your system. Approach with caution.
  19. Signal strength

    Good questions. I've wondered about how often the system reports as well. I have a thermostat and a panic button that reported low batteries through the portal. Even though I've changed the batteries, I'm still having the same low battery percentages being reported. In the panic button's case, the batteries have been changed for more than a week.
  20. Camera issues

    Dakota: Welcome, and sorry you are having problems. To give you some perspective, the two guys who responded above probably have more than 350 devices between them. They've gotten there through trial and error, solved many problems, and have a good deal of wisdom regarding the Iris system. I'm thankful we've got guys willing to share that. So, I recommend you give their advice serious consideration because they often have solutions that Customer Service may not have thought of. Hope this forum can give you some assistance, and again, welcome.
  21. A Tale of Uncertified Devices

    Same here. I'd done everything short of re-pairing the ones that wouldn't reconnect; even brought the hub to them. But I decided to wait and see if they would reconnect over time. It took about 12 hours, but they all came back.
  22. 100W z-wave switch?? (is this a mistake?)

    You're right -- I was looking for the word "fan" in the description. Thanks.
  23. 100W z-wave switch?? (is this a mistake?)

    That's a good deal. I can't find any fan switches listed, though.
  24. South Carolina summertime makes for high relative humidity (80+) in my crawl space. I've written before about using smartplugs with foundation fans and a dehumidifier. I recently installed a CT-101 thermostat to measure humidity in the crawl space. I have been turning the fans on when the outside air had low relative humidity. What my crawl space t-stat showed me was that relative humidity actually went UP when I ran the fans. Some research showed me my mistake. The hot outside air's relative humidity was low, but the total water in the warmer outside air per unit value was actually higher, much higher, than the amount of water per unit value in the cooler crawl space air. As the outside air my fans drew in was cooled, it's relative humidity went up. Here's an example from an HVAC website that gives a sense of the increase: "It might've been 60% relative humidity outside (relative to a temperature of 90° F, say), but when that air came into the crawl space and cooled down to 75° F, the relative humidity jumped up to 95%." So, unless I ran enough fans to actually increase the crawl space temp to outside levels (which would create other problems), outside air is not going to solve my humidity problem. I've got plastic sheeting down, but not the seamless type that runs from wall to wall and up the pillars. Absent going to that expense, what do others do to solve this problem? (My single dehumidifier doesn't have the capacity to dehumidify the whole space.) Add more dehumidifiers and close off the foundation vents? I've even thought about redirecting some of the conditioned air from inside the house. Any ideas?
  25. Using IRIS for crawl space humidity control

    Excellent idea. It is a sandy, dusty space, and I have been pondering what adhesive would hold in that environment.