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  1. 9 points
    Just to let everyone know I am still working on portal. It seems I got it almost working now.
  2. 7 points
    https://proxy.iriswebportal.com/ Portal is up and running. Thanks, @IrisUsers and a 6 pack of beer for the help
  3. 6 points
    Just an update for you all. I've been working with Gillion on restoring the portal. After some research and testing today I now know exactly the change that Lowe's did which broke the portal. That change, an added check to ensure that the connections to their servers are coming from users of their web portal, rejecting any from other websites such as Gillions. The good news, by using a Chrome browser plug-in "Modify Headers for Google Chrome" I am able to override this security measure and allow the portal to connect to the Iris cloud. For now it's just a hack while we continue to research a permanent fix.
  4. 5 points

    Maintenance notice from Iris

    The ratings on Android are improving also. Maybe someday we'll reach V1 parity and then some cool things coming:)
  5. 5 points

    Another Leak Detector Save

    This morning at 12:15 am my Iris system alarmed on a water leak. The drain hose on my non-Iris water softener malfunctioned and started spraying water everywhere. The leak sensor I had placed on the floor next to the softener detected the water leak, setoff the alarm and turned off the main water valve so there was minimal clean-up required. This is the third time Iris as saved me from potential major water damage. Thanks again Iris!
  6. 4 points
    The recent security update has caused the Gillion's wen portal to fail. Please make your voice heard here if you want this fixed. https://community.irisbylowes.com/t5/Solutions-Projects-How-To-and/Iris-Web-Portal-Fix/m-p/4318#M679
  7. 4 points

    Iris web portal V1.3.1

    I am moving the portal over to Cloudflare to better manage data and cache. Also, I can add SSL to the portal too
  8. 4 points

    Web Portal list of all devices?

    Maybe I can make a page for turning off and on devices just for people that want to do this.
  9. 4 points

    Is Iris going out of business?

    I'd like to see them revive the production of the V1 sensors and smart buttons. The quality is just so much better on the V1 devices.
  10. 4 points

    Community forums are a joke

    This is why this forum is so important to our community.
  11. 3 points
    TG, without this Iris loses a lot of functionality. I can again check all my battery levels at a glance again, among other features that were sorely missed. Glad you got it working again.
  12. 3 points

    It's That Time of the Year

    I know some of you find it annoying, but I have two young kids that thought it was awesome last year! After the typical flipping out over seeing presents, they immediately asked me to check my phone to see if we got a photo of Santa. -Jim C
  13. 3 points
    After about two years, the GE zwave light switch that was running my 1 HP 120 V pool pump stopped working. It was disconnected more than it was connected, where it used to be rock solid. I splurged on the GE 12726 ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YTCZZF0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ) and installed it yesterday. It was simple to install and paired up faster than any other zwave device I have. It did so about 50 ft from the hub, where line of sight takes the signal through an exterior wall, two walls of a garage, then through an 18' diameter above ground pool. There is a GDO in between this device and the hub. The front of the box has a couple of LED's showing status and a rubber covered button to turn on/off the load without having to open the cover. Granted, it's been paired for less than 24 hours, but so far, so good. I'll update this thread after a few weeks, or sooner if I start to have problems with it. -Jim C A few notes for those who may be interested: The Iris app, Iris+, and thegillion's portal show it as a switch, though Iris shows 'uncertified device' at the bottom of the Iris device page. On/Off controls function perfectly in all three. Scheduling and rules work perfectly. The Iris app and thegillion's portal both show energy usage which appears to be accurate (about 680 watts for the 1 HP motor). Iris+ doesn't show the device under Energy Usage. Both Iris+ and thegillion's portal show it as having 0% battery, but it does not use a battery. On thegillion's portal under Troubleshooting, the device exists under Battery Level (0%), but not Signal Level (EDIT: I just realized that zwave devices are not listed under Signal) The model number is not listed under the device on the Iris app, but is listed correctly in Iris+ and on thegillion's portal under Troubleshooting, All Devices.
  14. 3 points

    Iris web portal V1.3.1

    Great work Gillion! Up until 3 days ago I had not checked on this forum for a year or so. I was debating on switching all of my compatible devices to SmartThings and starting over with my build out. I have to say you have changed my mind. Your IrisWebPortal is the single thing that has changed my mind. I am still figuring it out and look forward to catching up on all the threads. I just finished reading this one and I am pumped. Thanks for the hard work. I will be donating to the cause for sure!
  15. 3 points

    Web Portal list of all devices?

    That would be awesome! Also is there anyway you could create an option to change the background colors so that we didn't have to use the the invert colors option within the iOS?
  16. 3 points

    Web Portal list of all devices?

    Here's what it looks like on a wall mounted iPad. .
  17. 3 points

    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.
  18. 3 points
    Or you could attach one of these to the dashboard of your car. https://www.lowes.com/pd/PostMaster-Replacement-Mailbox-Flag-Kit/3024896
  19. 3 points
    I discovered that if you want to perform a test that would trigger an alarm you can call UCC ahead and after they verify your address and identity they can put you on a disregard status for whatever timeframe you need to do your testing.
  20. 3 points
    I have a 4TB limit on my video storage capacity through Blue Iris. Since I'm still on the Iris premium plan it's too bad I couldn't just "donate" my allocated Iris storage to someone else.
  21. 3 points

    IDE for device handlers

    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.
  22. 3 points

    Parity list with v1

    And he's done it with one hand tied behind his back, he's got talent on loan from God.
  23. 3 points
    Or gillion's since that is the only thing that stays 100% working. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. 3 points

    Iris web portal V1.3.1

    I really do think thegillion is already miles ahead of the official portal with his. The addition of the energy monitoring just really proved that it's possible to be done with the hardware, even if the iris team refuses to accept the fact that they caused the "lack of use"
  25. 3 points
    Interesting read.... http://www.wfaa.com/news/investigations/we-asked-86-burglars-how-they-broke-into-homes/344367279
  26. 2 points
    Here is how to setup the Modify Headers for Google Chrome Click the add (plus) button on the top right of the plugin page. add the following Then click save. Then click the play button in the top left. Then click the power button on the line this will make it look like above. Go log in to the portal like before.
  27. 2 points
    Please do as scunny suggests. Even if you don't post a comment, please "Kudo" Gillion's original post. The Iris folks often don't pay attention to posts/requests unless they have been kudo'd at least 20 times.
  28. 2 points

    V1 Motion Sensors for $12

    The GE Zigbee devices report energy. I use one on my air handler to let me know when the ac has turned on or off since we no longer have whole house energy monitoring. But I can't really complain as we do have the Santa tracker. Can't wait a year to use it again.
  29. 2 points
    It makes perfect sense that the FOB "pings" periodically, but two minutes doesn't make useful sense. Using Zigbee, its range if probably 100 - 200 feet, but unless you have a long walk from your car to the front door, that range is irrelevant since you'll be driving, and you can go a long way in your car in two minutes. The ping period needs to be configurable (with tons of caveats and disclaimers about battery life) to a period that is just slightly less than the time it normally takes you to park, lock up the car and walk to the front door. I have, however, programmed scenes that lock and unlock the door and attached them to two of the FOB buttons, and I have my phone get push notifications when the door unlocks, so if I don't here my phone beep, then I can press the button to unlock. A better idea might be a "FOB" that is plugged into your car's cigarette lighter (or USB if you have one) and is a full time Zigbee transmitter. That way Iris knows when your car is home.
  30. 2 points

    Local Processing Is Here

    @Vettester Look here http://iriswebportal.com/devbox.html You should see a new button hope it works.
  31. 2 points

    Iris 2.5?

    A Tier 1 CSR said that they are aware of the issue and that programmers are working to fix it. Hope he's right because that buzz is REALLY annoying.
  32. 2 points

    Hurricanes and Iris - Observations

    I think we will see local processing sooner than later.
  33. 2 points

    Alexa now supports multi room audio

    You can now create groups (Alexa devices) in Alexa for Multi Room Music. When you tell Alexa to play music you add the group name to end of the command and every device in the group will play the music and be synchronized. Settings > Audio Groups > Multi-Room Music.
  34. 2 points

    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.
  35. 2 points

    Washed out background on Android App

    I also just loaded a solid black picture so that the screen is usable. The blurred image in the background is just a horrible concept and does nothing but make the white text unreadable over light areas of a picture. The whole bland interface needs a serious human factors assessment and some addition of color coding to quickly find a card without having to read them all in tiny text and to indicate the on/off states of objects. What the heck are they waiting for? And please scrap the house image if it speeds up the app loading!
  36. 2 points

    Iris web portal V1.3.1

    I opened up the portal this morning and noticed SHANE said there were thunderstorms expected for my area and asked if I wanted to put my irrigation controller on a rain delay. I clicked on yes and sure enough it put the controller on a 24 hr rain delay. This just keeps getting better, thanks again @thegillion for all the work you've put into this!
  37. 2 points

    LeakSMART Valve Deal

    Happiness... I received my valve and it was exactly what I ordered. It makes me wish I had ordered more.
  38. 2 points

    Maintenance Notice from Iris

    If they would add Geo-Fencing and rules based on presence then these type of aggravations go away. This is the same issue I had with motion notifications in my shop. or doors opening or closing. When I am home I don't care but when I am away I want the notifications.
  39. 2 points
    As it turns out my dramatic improvement was caused from the antenna picking up a very strong 3G signal vs a very weak 4G signal without it. I put the usb dongle in a computer and did a speed test for both weak 4G and strong 3G and was better off with the strong 3G. Using the computer software that the dongle loads I set mine to use 3G only and have had consistent 5 bars since. I have the logo facing towards the closest tower and it is inside the house. Testing with and without the antenna showed speed improvements with the antenna in all cases for me. Three to four bars of 4G should be more than enough signal.
  40. 2 points

    Marketing email

    I use some care rules, but I haven't received any emails regarding care activities yet. It looks like it may be time to trade your Echo in for the new Echo Silver.
  41. 2 points
    I noticed that we just got a new platform update and for the heck of it I told Alexa to find new devices. She found all of my locks and Scenes. I was able to get her to lock the doors (but not unlock, she tells me she can't unlock them to be safe) but I haven't figured out how to run a scene yet.
  42. 2 points
    Well they are very expensive. I bought one for a single 3 pane window (three motorized blinds on a single rail) and it was almost a grand. Probably not a lot of people willing to lay out that kind of cash for a cellular blind.
  43. 2 points

    Customer Service Issues

    So after my last phone call to them I had gotten an email survey so I wrote back saying I wasn't satisfied. The next day someone called me back. I explained the story again, telling them if they could verify I wasn't one of the first 100 I would be satisfied and would drop the subject. She took some notes and said someone would call me back. Never heard anything but got a modem in the mail the other day. Either I was one of the first 100 or they decided to just give me one for the problems I've been having. Either way, easy to set up and works great.
  44. 2 points
  45. 2 points

    Amazon Down

    That's because you've not torn it apart yet.
  46. 2 points
    Otto Mation


    People get angry when things that they buy do not work as advertised.
  47. 2 points

    App Version 2.1 iOS Crash Fix

    Seriously? That's all we have to do? Lol. I will give it a shot. Update: what a croc of [emoji90], can't believe that worked. Lol.
  48. 2 points

    Firmware updates today

    I wonder if things will go smoothly? This sounds like a fairly big update, I'm anticipating a day or two of chaos!
  49. 2 points

    Iris web portal V1.3.1

    @pavalov My next add is going to get power logging and whole home energy working.
  50. 2 points

    Iris web portal V1.3.1

    This portal is becoming more and more robust. So far, the official interface pales in comparison. Thank you for continuing to add functionality! If you are looking for new ideas for features, what about a way to group devices by room? Or, a way to fire Rules for multiple devices like the Gen 1 Groups?