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  1. 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:)
  2. 2 points

    Iris web portal V1.3.1

    Update 1.2.9 Added icon to the home page to see if your hub is on local or cloud processing. Updated All Devices page to show if a device is running on local or cloud.
  3. 2 points

    Local Processing Is Here

    @Vettester Look here http://iriswebportal.com/devbox.html You should see a new button hope it works.
  4. 2 points

    Local Processing Is Here

    @Vettester @Smitho and @Terk http://iriswebportal.com/devices.html You may need to click "Check for updates on portal" or ctrl+F5 but you should now see what devices are local and what are cloud-based.
  5. 2 points

    Hacking the 2.0 Hub.

    If I can get past the login. I can add my own software to the hub like shane or bring texting back to the hub.
  6. 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.
  7. 2 points
    When Irma blew through South Carolina, my power stayed on (probably because I made sure my generator was working the week before ;>), but my broadband has been down for days. The really good news: the cellular modem worked like a champ and largely kept Iris up and running. While I still pine for local processing, this was a good second best. My main disappointment is the disabling of camera streaming/recording while the system is on cellular. I've said this before: camera functionality is especially important when natural disasters hit. At the least, the system should allow streaming, even if recording and playback have to be curtailed. The other quirk I experienced was the reaction of the wireless (non-hub) smart switches. Of course with wireless down, the switches couldn't interact with the Iris system. Irritatingly, they kept audibly cycling -- looking for the wireless signal I guess. The result: lamps that had been on when the broadband went out would blink out and then back on each time the switch cycled, and the wireless switch inline on my hub's UPS would turn my hub off/on as well. I had to physically take the switch out of the circuit to keep the connection up on the cellular modem, because the modem (powered by USB from the hub) would cycle as well when the hub was turned off.
  8. 2 points

    Hurricanes and Iris - Observations

    I think we will see local processing sooner than later.
  9. 2 points
    That's because more than likely you're lightyears ahead of everybody else anyway. I wouldn't say it's a joy detecting an update, it's more of a nuisance. In my opinion, updates should be seamless with no disruptions in functionality to the end user.
  10. 2 points

    Interesting Read on Will Saake

    Life at Lowe’s: Meet Manager of Software Engineering of Mobile/Iris Smart Home Solutions Will Saake: https://www.charlotteagenda.com/101769/life-lowes-meet-manager-software-engineering-mobileiris-smart-home-solutions-will-saake/ Some of the "user experience gurus" mentioned in this article are right here on this forum.
  11. 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.
  12. 2 points

    Iris web portal V1.3.1

    I have found that when you use hotspots for motion detection with outdoor cameras you end up with a lot of false alarms. It's much better to setup zones and then use zone crossing to detect motion. Doing this eliminates false alarms drastically. it's too bad Iris can't do this.
  13. 2 points
    This link should take you to the login screen: https://bc.irisbylowes.com/login Enter your Iris login credentials and click login. You should see a message at the top of the open window that reads: { "status" : "success" }. Once you see this message you are successfully logged into the portal. You can then goto http://iriswebportal.com The portal uses cookies to store your login info in your browser. If you clear your browser history you will have to log back on to access the portal.
  14. 1 point
    With the list of devices that work with V2 but unsupported growing, I thought it would be a good idea to have them listed all in one place for reference. We will pin it here and keep it up to date for future reference Aeon Recessed Door Sensor (Model ZW089-A) Aeon Smart Energy Switch (DSC06106-ZWUS) Aeon Smart Switch Gen 2 Aeon Water Sensor (Model DSB45-ZWUS) Cree Bulb 60W Equivalent Soft White (2700K) A19 Dimmable LED (BA19-08027OMF-12CE26-1C100) Cree Bulb 60W Equivalent Daylight (5000K) A19 Dimmable LED (BA19-08050OMF-12CE26-1C100) Leaksmart Leak Sensor Leviton 5A Incandescent Light Switch (VRS05-1LZ Z-Wave) Leviton Dimmer Switch (DZMX1 Z-Wave) Leviton Dimmer Switch (VRI06-1LZ Z-Wave) Leviton Dimmer Switch (VRMX1-1LZ Z-Wave) Leviton Electrical Outlet (DZR15 Z-Wave) Leviton Electrical Outlet (VRR15-1LZ Z-Wave) Leviton Fan Switch (VRF01-1LZ Z-Wave) Leviton Light Switch (DZS15 Z-Wave) Linear Dimmer Switch (WD500Z Z-Wave) Linear Electrical Outlet (W015Z Z-Wave) Linear Light Switch (WS15Z Z-Wave) Nanoleaf Ivy LED Light Bulb NYCE Ceiling Occupancy/Motion Sensor (Model NCZ-3043) SmartThings Temperature/Humidity Sensor (Model 3310-S) Everspring Screw-In Lamp Module Bosch Pet-Immune Motion Sensor (ISW-ZPR1-WP13) Bosch Pet-Immune Motion Sensor (ISW-ZDL1-WP11G) Ecolink Contact Sensor (DW-ZWAVE2 Z-Wave) Ecolink Garage Door Tilt Sensor (TILT-ZWAVE2 Z-Wave) Ecolink Pet-Immune Motion Sensor (PIRZWAVE2 Z-Wave) GoControl Dimmer Switch (WD500Z-1 Z-Wave) Dimmer GoControl Garage Door Controller Sengled Element A19 LED Light Bulb SmartThings Multipurpose Sensor Radio Thermostat Thermostat (CT100) Radio Thermostat Thermostat (CT30) Radio Thermostat Thermostat (CT32) Bali Blinds
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  16. 1 point
    So last night I added an additional camera to my system. This one is outside... (some kids have been messing with my mailbox and I'm not sure if they have taken anything). The next time I left I set the alarm and before I could get to the end of my road I got a call from the monitoring station... I knew immediately what it was... Apparently when you add a camera to your system it is automatically participating in your alarms, so of course the camera caught my car on the way out and triggered the alarm. I would think that you should have to manually tell a motion detector or camera which alarms to participate in, but I guess that's not the case... Another interesting tidbit: If a device is participating in an alarm which is armed and you remove it, it will continue to participate in that alarm until you disarm and re-arm it. Once I got off the phone with the monitoring center I re-armed the alarm (showing 20 participating devices), and then changed the new camera to "not participating"... When I returned to the alarms screen, it still showed 20/20 until I disarmed the alarm and re-armed, at which point it changed to 19/19.
  17. 1 point
    You should only have to do this once and then complete a factory reset. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OF8t08pI-n4
  18. 1 point
    Yes, that is correct.
  19. 1 point

    3rd party cam viewer ?

    Have you read through this thread?
  20. 1 point

    IRIS Cameras worth getting?

    When I mentioned that I had a wireless smart plug to cycle the hub remotely, I didn't mention that you have to remove the batteries for that to work. Instead of using the internal battery unit, I have a UPS that the hub is plugged into through the smart plug. Since the wireless plug doesn't communicate through the hub, you can still operate it remotely with the hub offline.
  21. 1 point
    In my opinion you should never include a camera as an alarm device. The camera's motion detection is way to sensitive and there is no reliable way of controlling it.
  22. 1 point
    You may want to double check to see what motion detectors are in use for alarms, along with how many are required. I had a single motion sensor set off the alarm when I was trying to troubleshoot my cameras not seeing motion. I removed the 2 cameras as alarm devices that were part of the 2 motion detectors required for alarm, leaving only a single motion detector. I never looked at the number of devices required, assuming it would stay at 2 and never alarm with only 1 remaining. I was proved wrong in the middle of the night. I checked the alarm requirements and it was down to 1 motion device required to alarm. Evidently, it tries to be smarter than you.
  23. 1 point

    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!
  24. 1 point

    GE Light Switches - ZWave vs Zigbee

    You can determine the device's protocol on @thegillion's web portal. Like scunny mentioned, the Zigbee switches are more stable and will not have an impact on your Z-Wave network. However, keep in mind that they do not act as a Z-Wave repeater so they will not help strengthen your Z-Wave network.
  25. 1 point