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  1. 3 points
    IrisUsers

    Hubitat Thread - Pro\Con

    Thats what she said!!
  2. 3 points
    thegillion

    Realistic ETA for a functional Arcus

    1: Will V2 hubs possibly be useable? (Or v1 for that matter) V2 and V3 hubs only not V1 as they where on AlertMe service and that is gone. 2. I’m assuming there’s no chance of an app, right? I am sure there will be a new app but the IrisByLowes app will be dead. Once Arcus goes live the domain arcuswebportal.com will have the Iris Web Portal on it with a server switch for whatever server you want. 3. Is professional monitoring an eventual realistic possibility? I would say no but it may happen. 4. Would Arcus have all of the same features as IRIS does/did? It would support most if not all of the Iris labeled devices and then open devices like GE switches should work too. 5. Anybody have a guess if there could be something functional as a possibility by the IRIS shutdown? (If not, I may have to pick up Ring). They are still waiting on the 3rd party to review it.
  3. 3 points
    Smitho

    Researching the Ring.

    Whether they steal a phone, or a keyfob, the result is the same. Only difference is they probably don't know that the phone is used to disarm an alarm system... However, the keyfob might be pretty obvious in what the purpose is. Again, what percentage of intrusions have this much forethought... if they are that determined to break in your home they are going to find a way no matter what.. The most likely scenario is that a drug addict notices you aren't home, breaks a window and grabs a couple valuable things before running off... Very rarely is there that much planning that goes into a burglary. This would be an OPTIONAL FEATURE... Just like their HIGHLY INSECURE logic to allow disarming by verbally stating your pin number, or someone watching you while you enter a pin on your lock keypad which disarms your alarm. Both of these features are OPTIONAL, and it's implied that it could be a security risk if you enable them. To me its a bit silly that they allow you to verbally say your pin number out loud to disarm, but think geofencing is "insecure". Like Guod said, if it really was about security they would allow you to arm, but not disarm via geofence... Personally, I think they just don't want to invest the R&D in that particular feature set right now. I came VERY CLOSE to going with another solution because of this... I'm hoping they at some point see that this is a feature that may sell some people on the product and reverse their stance in the future.
  4. 3 points
    IrisUsers

    SystronicsRF

    They already are. They need to have a viable product today, not a closed beta supporting only v1 devices. IMO, their best bet is to abandon the hub concept and release the “hub” as a bridge to other home automation platforms.
  5. 2 points
    Dredwolf

    Hubitat Thread - Pro\Con

    Got my hub today. This thing is tiny!
  6. 2 points
    Eddie

    Realistic ETA for a functional Arcus

    An encouraging development... there is code for an Arcus IOS and Android app at GitHub. I haven’t looked at it other than to see that it is there I am looking forward to the open source code. I would be most happy to get a minimaly functioning system for self monitoring running. Realistically, I don’t thIs is going to happen quickly but I have a Raspberry Pi, a zigbee stick and a z wave stick and I am going to see what I can do. Out of curiosity, does anyone know what language Arcus code is written in? C++, python, java? Is anyone planning a group effort for arcus development?
  7. 2 points
    mojo2600

    Halo+ Help

    Thanks dusterp...that #%*^$# beeping Halo+ has gotten me in trouble. I set it outside in garage because of the beeping & it was scaring the cat, so I put it in backseat of my wife's 2nd car--one she rarely drives. Well lo & behold she left out for work in it yesterday morning and it's an hour drive commute for her. Well now I'm in the "doghouse" after 2 hours of her driving with that $%&*** thing in the backseat! I'm in the doghouse because I didn't want to scare the cat. LOL. The only thing that may make her feel better is that I got a surprise in the mail today--my Iris cards. Halo+ is going in tomorrow's trash. Sleeping in the doghouse with a beeping smoke alarm isn't fun! mojo2600
  8. 2 points
    Irisuser01

    New Gear Thanks to Iris

    Ha it’s like Christmas!
  9. 2 points
    thegillion

    New Gear Thanks to Iris

    Paid off some debt got a new toy, 2 hubs, Blue Iris and give what was left to the wife
  10. 2 points
    SystronicsRF

    SystronicsRF

    We should perhaps explain that we have not just suddenly shown up to address the needs of 1st Generation Iris users. It is an ideal opportunity for us, and for the many Iris users looking to retain their existing, and often very large, 1st Generation systems. We have been developing our home automation system for more than two years. It’s also underpinned with decades of experience in the design and development of online systems, and high performance, mission critical, control systems. Addressing the needs of the 1st Generation Iris users is just the first stage, albeit a very important one. As can be seen from our website, and from earlier our posts on the forum last year, our system already handles the more modern HA and LL ZigBee devices, and Z-Wave devices. Our attention only shifted fully onto the 1st Generation Iris systems last year, with the news that Lowe’s was looking to sell the Iris brand. We are certainly doing our best to meet the end of March deadline, with the help of the Beta testers, but we’re also in it for the long haul.
  11. 2 points
    dusterp

    SystronicsRF

    Yeah they might have something if they could bridge v1 to ST. Iris Who?
  12. 2 points
    rdisom

    New Gear Thanks to Iris

    First delivery. More to come. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. 2 points
    ryat2016

    Took the Vera plunge

    Installed 1 controller and 1 Philio contact sensor. (And I didn't have to be within 5? feet of the hub like IRIS). Got signed up online, entered the UI7 interface, paired the sensor, and it's sending emails and texts to me. Pretty basic stuff. Has 4 modes vs Iris 2 modes (full/partial), so a little more options in that regard. I have other cameras, so no need to add to this system. Probably run dual mode until IRIS dies or this system proves just as dependable.
  14. 1 point
    I'm not having any problems right now most of my devices are Z-Wave and they are still on the iris platform. I'm using hubitat for testing so only 3 devices are on it 2 zwave and 1 zigbee. I am starting to move everything else to ST for the wife. I am also using basic devices on Walmart smart plugs. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  15. 1 point
    Running multiple Z-Wave meshes with a few devices isn't a heck of a lot different than a single mesh with a lot of devices. Z-Wave include collision avoidance mechanisms to deal with this. In simplistic terms, the radio listens for a clear channel before it transmits. That mechanism works the same way regardless if a device is connected to one hub or another. They all share the same channel, the actual hub that they're connected is meaningless to the radio layer. I've got three Z-Wave capable hubs all getting along; SmartThings (no Z-Wave devices) plus two Hubitat hubs; one in the basement, and one on the second floor. Both Hubitat hubs have large Z-Wave meshes. There are zero issues with those meshes. Unless the hubs are right next to each other you should not have any issues running them side by side.
  16. 1 point
    mojo2600

    Researching the Ring.

    In researching the Ring Security System I came across a review from a user that gave it a 1 star rating due to size of the sensors, problems with them on double hung windows, etc and also about Ring not having a duress code. In his original review from Oct. 7, 2018 he complains about theses features of Ring....he then comes back on January 5, 2019 and posts an update to his original review as he felt it needed updating as he was contacted/told by Ring Support about them working on new slimmer contacts, a few other features, etc. Just no exact date given by Ring on when these will release. I myself am holding off on Ring for security for a while. I hate having ugly door sensors on my doors--especially the big ones from Ring--they could have done a much better design for initial launch than what they did. The NYCE door hinge sensors really spoiled me! Read the review of a guy named "Kyle" on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Ring-Alarm-Professional-Monitoring-contracts/dp/B07D7Q6CHB#customerReviews Good luck to you guys....I'll just wait a while for the dust to settle on a post-Iris / life without Iris before I make a final decision...I'm still waiting on Iris money from 2 accounts so I don't have any money burning a hole in my pocket just yet. Heck I haven't even gotten an email from them or anything. mojo2600
  17. 1 point
    dusterp

    Delete Your Clips

    Might want to delete your clips before you fully shutdown and remove your account from Iris. Iris Who?
  18. 1 point
    dusterp

    New Gear Thanks to Iris

    Added Google WiFi to go with my Google fiber. Also picked up a echo spot for my ring cams. Never had so much fun with Iris! Iris Who?
  19. 1 point
    ryat2016

    Took the Vera plunge

  20. 1 point
    Vettester

    New Gear Thanks to Iris

    My hope is that SystronicsRF comes through and is able to support all of my existing devices so that I can use my redemption money to remodel my master bathroom. 😀
  21. 1 point
    Pirate

    Platform Poll

    I started a thread in the General forum.
  22. 1 point
    Dredwolf

    Took the Vera plunge

    Looking forward to your results! I still have Vera on my list, but I'll admit I wish we could get more info. I know we got referred to the contact email for questions, maybe I can catch some of the videos.
  23. 1 point
    dmg4usc

    My .02

    I too figured that since IRIS recommended SmartThings, I would go along. I am so disappointed with Lowes for doing this. My situation is that I have a rental on Airbnb. IRIS was great in that I could change the codes on my programmable Schlage door locks with the IRIS app. I have paired my first lock successfilly. However, in the SmartThings app, there is no way I could find to change, nor add, the lock codes. Am I missing something? Another disappointment with SmartThings is that I have to physically take the hub to within 10 feet of the device in order to add anything. If this thing is supposed to communicate with everything in the houses from one central location, why do I have to take it to within 10 feet to pair? Seems a bit ridiculous.
  24. 1 point
    ITATodd

    Keen Home Smart Vent Q&A

    Keen Home sucks. Make promises even the top founders and they dont either. Keen vent is useless as well. Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk
  25. 1 point
    I have verified that this works on an indoor camera that was paired to a V2 hub. Thanks Otto!