Vettester

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  1. Vettester

    Hub lost power...no lights now

    Sounds like your hub is dying. You could call support and ask them if your hub is online.
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    Iris Camera Quality

    I have a Dahua camera mounted by my front door that records 24/7 and have a zone setup in Blue Iris that covers a small area of the sidewalk leading up to my front door. When someone crosses into the zone Blue Iris triggers a batch file runs that runs a python script that simply toggles the HDMI inputs of my Sony Bravia between the TV and the Blue Iris computer for 10 seconds. The Sony Bravia has an API that allows you to control the TV via the windows command prompt. The batch file and python script are running on my Blue Iris computer so this does not require a raspberry pi or any additional hardware. The computer and TV are connected together with an HDMI cable so the video feed to the TV comes from the Blue Iris client running on the computer. I also have Blue Iris trigger a doorbell sound that plays through amplified speakers connected to the same computer so that I know someone is there before they even ring my main doorbell. The downside is this is also triggered by stray cats and dogs that seem to only roam at night. To control the automatic doorbell sound at night I have a small freeware program that lets you schedule the volume of a windows based computer. The current schedule mutes the volume between 10:00 pm and 9:00 am.
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    Iris Camera Quality

    I have my camera system setup so that when my front door camera is triggered it displays the video feed from the camera to a 65" Sony Bravia Smart TV in my family room for 10 seconds. After 10 seconds the TV goes back to whatever show we were previously watching on the TV. In my opinion, if you want quality affordable consumer grade cameras, you should be looking at Dahua or Hikvision.
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    Tapatalk

    This is an issue caused by updates to the forum software. Currently Tapatalk is not working.
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    Batteries Depleting Rapidly

    This is odd, both of mine are still at 100%. I know the Gen 2 keypad has an IR sensor that flashes several times a second and I'm wondering if yours is somehow stuck so that it is on all the time.
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    Iris Camera Quality

    Agreed, the Iris cameras are useless if you're trying to do any kind of facial recognition.
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    Iris Camera Quality

    The battery life is going to depend on how much the camera records. If you put it in an area where there is a lot of motion there is no way the batteries will last two years. Also, unless you are recording 24/7 I can guarantee that you are going to miss something. This happens because the camera's motion sensing and wifi are not 100% reliable.
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    Deadbolt locked but iris doesn't know

    The hub is the z-wave controller, but none of the other devices you listed act as a z-wave repeater so it doesn't surprise me that you're having issues. You may want to consider adding a V2 smart plug or two.
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    Cortana to control Iris

    You can do this from the web UI on any computer that has access to the internet.
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    Deadbolt locked but iris doesn't know

    Even though all 3 devices are z-wave the smoke detector and thermostat do not act as repeaters so it may be a connectivity issue. How many other z-wave devices do you have paired to your hub?
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    Batteries Depleting Rapidly

    Almost 2 months now and mine are still reporting a 100% battery level.
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    Iris Hub Bandwidth Usage Change

    I have a network switch connected to my primary wifi point and my Iris hub is is connected to the switch along with my cable modem and multiple IP cameras. To see usage go into the Google WiFi app and click on devices from the main screen. Then from the devices page you can select the device you want. Once you've selected the device you have a usage tab and a details tab. Your usage defaults to real-time, but if you touch on where it says real-time you have the option of choosing between real-time, 1 day, 7 days, 30 days or 60 days.
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    Iris Camera Quality

    No, they do not. I use Blue Iris for all of my cameras. http://blueirissoftware.com/
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    Batteries Depleting Rapidly

    I think you've got something else going on, the batteries should last longer 15-20 days. The two keypads I replaced the batteries on during the first week of March are still at 100%.
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    Notifications Not Working

    Iris just released iOS Version 2.9.5. You might want to try updating to see if that helps.