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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. 3 points
    scunny

    Auto vs. Manual Redemption $$

    I would start with Marvin Ellison. I heard he's a real supporter of Iris.
  6. 2 points
    Dredwolf

    Hubitat Thread - Pro\Con

    Got my hub today. This thing is tiny!
  7. 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?
  8. 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
  9. 2 points
    Irisuser01

    New Gear Thanks to Iris

    Ha it’s like Christmas!
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 2 points
    dusterp

    SystronicsRF

    Yeah they might have something if they could bridge v1 to ST. Iris Who?
  13. 2 points
    rdisom

    New Gear Thanks to Iris

    First delivery. More to come. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. 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.
  15. 2 points
    https://www.wkyt.com/content/news/CUTE-VIDEO-Child-uses-doorbell-to-call-dad-at-work-when-he-needs-help-with-TV-506215241.html?fbclid=IwAR08HLDNnZLIkAJSyhPmbFLGHdlB6t8G-KkVJSkMLCsZTnLt6N75cuWAORw HASLETT, MI (WCSC) - A Michigan child called his dad from the family’s doorbell to ask an important question: “How do you turn on the kids channel?” A Michigan boy called his dad using the Ring doorbell to ask how to watch the kid's channel on TV. (Source: Ring.com) The video was recorded in Haslett, Michigan back in November, according to Ring spokesperson Savannah Bigley. The video, provided by Ring.com, shows the young boy on the front porch of the home talking to his father through the Ring app, which allows a homeowner to see and talk with whoever rings the doorbell. The father asks where his mother is, and the boy points to a house across the street. “I wanted to go home and she said I could come here and turn on the kids channel,” the boy says. His dad tells him he thinks the kids channel is on Channel 25, but there’s another problem. “I don’t know what 25 looks like,” the boy says. His dad chuckles while his son kisses the camera. “Get the remote for the TV and press the number 2 and the number 5 and point it at the TV. That should work for you,” he says. He gives one more kiss through the screen before heading inside. *********************************************************************************************************************************************** I am not saying I am going ring but this is too funny.
  16. 2 points
    Wlepse

    New Gear Thanks to Iris

    I have tried all sorts of wireless cameras and have never been happy. Either they chew through batteries fast or the battery saving features are slow to react at times to trigger videos. Add in terrible performance in the cold (battery) and I am not a fan. Maybe these are viable options in the southern states but not where it gets cold. I agree that PoE is where it is at. Running one wire isn't that bad and you can set it to record 24/7 so you never miss anything.
  17. 1 point
    sparc

    Realistic ETA for a functional Arcus

    https://youtu.be/Xyh-JpWdGmQ
  18. 1 point
    dusterp

    Researching the Ring.

    They do have a lot of the new devices he talks about now... https://shop.ring.com/products/alarm-flood-and-freeze-sensor https://shop.ring.com/products/alarm-smoke-co-listener https://shop.ring.com/products/dome-siren https://shop.ring.com/products/panic-button I can't speak for them or the alarm but I do like the camera's. Iris Who?
  19. 1 point
    dusterp

    New Gear Thanks to Iris

    Post your new gear you got from Iris after getting your gift cards. Please give thanks to Iris for these amazing gifts. Thanks Iris Iris Who?
  20. 1 point
    IrisUsers

    SystronicsRF

    They are late because in about a month Iris will be shutting down. At that time, they'll still be in a closed beta with very limited functionality. Perhaps caught off guard by the announcement (I was not), they can only accelerate their release timeline so far. By the time Iris is done, I would guess 95% of Iris customers would have already moved on to another platform. If not more. The concept of offering V1 device support is niche, at best. Most estimated I've read indicate Iris only sold 10-15k hubs. That's not a ton of devices and all of the AlertMe/Iris V1 devices are based on technology that is almost a decade old. There is one common reason why no other company has tried to offer V1 device support... It's not profitable, and may also be of questionable legality. I do agree, rushing their release would be akin to the Iris V2 launch which was a train wreck. That said, their decision to intially cater to the Iris customer base (who is already deserting the platform en-mass) when they already claim to support common HA devices, seems like a questionable business decision to me.
  21. 1 point
    ryat2016

    vera notifications?

    I tried playing with AlarmTripTIme - set it to 120 (which I guess is in seconds). Felt like it did take 2 minutes to notify me, but it didn't reset or give me that grace period (I closed the door within 15 seconds). I did some search on their forum, they are pointing to this wiki http://wiki.micasaverde.com/index.php/Luup_plugins_and_Luup_code http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,61541.msg371533.html#msg371533 (original link) I might have to send in the command to turn on AutoUnTrip? http://wiki.micasaverde.com/index.php/Luup_UPnP_Variables_and_Actions#SecuritySensor1 *Update* That didn't work. I still got notice the door opened and closed. I'll check out more later. *Update 2* Clicked into some better stuff. http://wiki.micasaverde.com/index.php/Scripts_for_scenes#Scene_that_runs_only_if_a_security_sensor_has_been_tripped_for_a_set_period_of_time I see the options to do this, but not having exact luck with it. I probably need to read up more on this stuff.
  22. 1 point
    ZBMAN

    SystronicsRF

    Late, because if their product was ready now, all these people who are going with other systems would be onboard with them. When everyone uses their refund for other systems, they’re not going to put out more money for an expensive cobbled together hub just to use old sensors. Just my opinion...... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. 1 point
    dusterp

    Platform Poll

    Sorry to see you go Iris, R. I. P. Iris Who?
  24. 1 point
    dusterp

    New Gear Thanks to Iris

    Not a fan of the Arlo cams. They are going back. Didn't show up in ST when I added the Arlo connect app. Also they have a lot of paid add ons if you want it to do what you want. Free seven days is not what I thought it would be. Kept getting a ton of Geo fence notices that was flipping the alarm off and on. Going to give Ring a try. I love my ring doorbells so hopefully the other Ring cams are the same. I could probably get the Arlo's to work since I got the Iris cams to work but looking for more of an out of the box cam system for what you pay. Iris Who?
  25. 1 point
    Wlepse

    Visa Cards

    If I had something to bitch about with Lowe's it would be the fact they never really got behind Iris. I think if they had this would have been a money making division and they either would have kept it or easily sold it off. But once they made the decision to kill it I agree they went above and beyond what I would have expected.