Vettester

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    Alexa for SystronicsRF

    Is there any chance the Control System will ever be able to do this? I have found that Siri is more convenient for voice controlling my home automation.
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    Prepaid Visa Card

    I never received a prepaid card for a manual redemption I submitted. I followed up on this a few weeks after the process had been closed and they told me they couldn't find any record of my submission and there wasn't anything they could do about it. If you did not receive an email conformation then I'm pretty sure it is too late to do anything now.
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    NFC Tags & iOS 13

    For anyone who is using iOS 13 check out what you can do with NFC tags. The tags are fairly cheap (less than $1). This opens up a ton of possibilities in the HA world.
  4. I don't care for any of the Hubitat dashboards so I use the Home+ 4 groups to provide a quick reference for battery levels so for me it is worth it. Check this out.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nmm2FmgtYPk
  5. I was a beta tester as well with 3X the number of devices you have so I am very familar with this system. One of the reasons I left was because I didn't like the direction SytronicsRF was going with their browser UI. As many of us know the key to a successful home automation implementation is to make sure you maintain a high wife appreciation factor (WAF). Our significant others don't want to be bothered with clunky interfaces so a highly polished UI app is very important. In my opinion both Hubitat and SystronicsRF are focused primarily on automation functionality and have missed the boat when it comes to a polished UI app. With Hubitat I have created a HomeBridge connection to all of my devices so that I can use Apple's Home app as a UI. Apple has spent a significant amount of money developing their UI which helps keep the WAF high. Below are some screenshots from the Home and Home+ apps.
  6. Hmmm... when I was beta testing this my system crashed a few times as well. To restore it required re-pairing all my devices which wasn't an easy task. Reviewing the cost of this system I believe they are going to eventually price themselves out of the market. Why would someone pay $332.95 for all components necessary to run SystronicsRF when you can buy a Hubitat Elevation right now for $74.95? The only advantage SystronicRF has is they support WiFi so you can use your Iris V1 cameras with limited functionality. In my opinion the Iris cameras are junk so the extra cost for WiFi is not justified. You could use the $258 cash savings and build a Blue Iris server which would give you full local control of your IP based cameras.
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    Arcus Smart Home

    Is your BI server on the same subnet?
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    Arcus Smart Home

    What IP address is it showing on your Android device?
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    Arcus Smart Home

    Sorry, I may have misinformed you,. I assumed you were referring to a Sercomm gen1 or gen2 camera. The camera you have is gen3 which was manufactured by SWANN. You can try to reset it by pressing and holding the Reset and Pair buttons simultaneously (for 5 seconds). Let go of the Reset button and continue holding the Pair button for about 12 seconds until the camera's LED turns blue. Let go of the Pair button. The LED turns off and your camera will reboot to its factory default state. If this works you can try and connect to the camera using rtsp://username:password@IPAddress/h264Preview_01_main. This also may help : https://www.ispyconnect.com/man.aspx?n=Swann#
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    Arcus Smart Home

    The cameras will work with Blue Iris.
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    Six weeks with Hubitat

    If you've upgraded to iOS 13 you might want to consider deleting the excluded capabilities and attributes in your config.json files. The new version of Homekit combines multiple attributes into a single page.
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    Is there an Idiots Guide to Rule Machine for Hubitat?

    Rule Machine can be a bit intimidating, but once you get the basics down it is not that difficult. This may provide some insight: https://docs.hubitat.com/index.php?title=Rule_Machine If you just want to get a simple notification that the contact sensor has been open for x minutes, I would recommend you use the built in notification app.
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    Do You Miss Iris? and General BS Thread

    Distance isn't always the deciding factor in a mesh network and since it is constantly trying to self heal, the routing table is just a snapshot of the active child connections when you run the getChildAndRouteInfo command. If you refresh the browser window you'll see that some of your route table entries change.
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    Do You Miss Iris? and General BS Thread

    I assume you know that Hubitat provides access to it's Zigbee routing table? You can access this by using your hub's IP address/hub/zigbee/getChildAndRouteInfo. With this you can see the routing for your Gen 1 Iris device. If you're having issues simply power down the device it is routing through and it will be forced to reroute. However, since Zigbee networks are constantly self healing this is just a temporary fix. If you are still having issues you might want to consider adding another repeater device. A good rule of thumb is 1 repeater for every 6 Zigbee devices.
  15. As you have found the set time format does not work in the API. As far as I know there is not a work around for this yet so you'll just have to work with the default 24 hr format.
  16. The audio playback should now be working on your stored clips and alerts as well.
  17. Here's my audio out settings for the Iris camera: [AUDIO] audio_in=1 in_volume=1 in_audio_type=1 audio_out=1 out_volume=8 out_audio_type=0 audio_mode=1 operation_mode=1 au_trigger_en=0 au_trigger_volume=50 au_trigger_method=0 in_pcm_sr=8000 audio_in2=1 in_pcm_sr2=5512 in_audio_type2=3 And here's how I have it configured in Blue Iris:
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    Do You Miss Iris? and General BS Thread

    It seems like things have been been quiet on the SystronicsRF front. How is the their system progressing?
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    Iris WIFI V1 Smart Plug

    Nope, they are still useless unless you can figure out how to utilize the internal components. Here's a teardown of the device.
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    Iris WIFI V1 Smart Plug

    Yep, I saw this on HLN. What a bonehead!
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    Iris WIFI V1 Smart Plug

    If you are referring to RIS-WSP2PA-LW Model #CW1606A these were tied to the Iris cloud. Since the cloud service was discontinued on March 31 they are useless.
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    Do You Miss Iris? and General BS Thread

    Not missing Iris at all. Hubitat has a lot more functionality and local processing, Combined with Homekit I have everything I need within a single UI.
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    Marvin Ellison

    I haven't shopped at Lowe's since they announced the shut down of Iris. It appears they are going down the same path as Sears and Kmart.
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    Marvin Ellison

    The saga continues... https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/01/lowes-lays-off-thousands-of-workers.html
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    Platform Poll

    With Iris shutting down, which platform are you moving to?