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  1. 1 point
    I bought the 3rd generation hub and keypad and I must say that so far they have superior signal strength over the gen 2 stuff. I have a Utilitech Siren (Zwave) which had to be located in my home office about 5' from the gen 2 hub because it would not work as soon as I moved it outside the home office. With the gen 3 hub I'm able to place it out in the living area and it works fine. I was also having intermittent problems with the gen 1 keypad not always turning the alarm system off I'm assuming because the signal had to pass through 3 walls. When I moved the keypad into the home office there was never a problem but it was not convenient to place it there. With the gen 3 hub and keypad I can place the keypad back where I wanted it and so far no problems.
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    This is the simplest request, and probably a very common one. WHY ON EARTH does Iris refuse to allow us to schedule rules based on alarm state, or other conditions? For example, I don't want my camera recording me every time I move around the house. I only want to record movement when I'm away from home. Another example, I don't want my thermostat to follow the regular rules when I'm on vacation. (There are MANY other examples of why this is important, but I think these are most common.) I realize there are workarounds, such as buying an extra smart plug to use with each camera, but solutions such as these are UNACCEPTABLE. This is a SIMPLE FIX for Iris developers; just add an "Away" condition to the schedule options, or even better, allow a scene to include a rule within it (this way one rule could trigger a scene, which then triggers another rule.) This is not rocket science. I've only been with Iris for 7 months, but immediately I recognized this fatal flaw. Despite that, I've recommended Iris systems to 5 other households who are now paying customers. Now, as they are becoming familiar with the software, they are beginning to ask me these same questions. It should go without saying that the company is aware of this request. I figure there must be some corporate reasoning for allowing this flaw to persist. Perhaps it's a system vulnerability issue (unlikey, or at least I fail to see the link), or possibly CORPORATE PROFITS (more likely, but I still don't see how selling a few extra smart plugs for cameras would justify such a gaping hole - could it be the paid subscriptions that result from users who have filled up their camera cloud storage with useless motion videos?) Honestly, I can't figure out the logic, but I do believe a solution is intentionally being withheld. The developers MUST know how important this is, but they choose to ignore the request. WHY? If you can't give us this feature, the least you could offer is an explanation. And don't say not enough people have expressed interest...
  3. 1 point
    I don't use Iris for recording video, but I tested this using one of my Iris cameras and am seeing the same thing. However, the rule I setup in the web interface is working and I am able to view the saved video clip on my iPhone app and the web interface. This doesn't surprise me because the last release of the iOS app (v2.12.1) has a lot of bugs.
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    Iris Portal Survey

    Look again, it's 400 devices at 4 locations.
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    Iris Portal Survey

    Wow . . . sixty responses! Lowes could benefit from aggregate data at that level. Thanks for pulling it together.