Vettester

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  1. Reliability issues

    The V1 sensors should work as well as the V2 sensors so that shouldn't be an issue. However, there is a difference between the V1 and V2 smart plugs. You might want to try adding a few V2 smart plugs to your home system to see if that helps. If it doesn't just return the V2 smart plugs and get your money back. Lowe's has an excellent return policy.
  2. V2 Key fob problem

    This has been an ongoing issue for a while now. The work around I use is to schedule all the rules associated with the fobs not to run between 10:00 pm and sunrise.
  3. What just happened???

    I guess hell can freeze over....
  4. Iris App Version 2.6.0

    Now available on the App Store
  5. Is anyone out there using this Harmony Smart Control with Alexa and if so have you had any issues?
  6. iris app problem

    There was also a firmware update pushed out earlier today (V2.1.0.055) that resolved an issue with Alexa not being able to turn devices off.
  7. You should only have to do this once and then complete a factory reset. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OF8t08pI-n4
  8. Yes, that is correct.
  9. This may be related... http://forum.livingwithiris.com/topic/4155-iris-app-problem/
  10. So out of the seven Z-wave devices you have only three of these are acting as repeaters and with two of these totally inclosed in a metal box I can see why you are having issues. Your two Gen 2 smart plugs act as Z_wave repeaters as well, so in your situation placement of these devices is critical. I would recommend using a plastic switch plate cover on your 4-gang switch box and experiment with moving your Gen 2 smart plugs to different locations to see if that helps. If you are using the smart plugs to control something that you don't want to move you may have to get more. Zigbee smart switches do not repeat Z-wave so adding these to the mix isn't going to help with the Z-wave issues you're having. However, adding more Z-wave switches or plugs will help. The Gen 2 smart plug is also an option. Just remember that the more AC powered Z-wave devices you have on your network the stronger it is going to be. Also your 1st Gen smart plugs are using zigbee and since they don't act a Z-wave repeaters they should not be causing any issues.
  11. Like I mentioned before, I suspect your Z-wave network isn't strong enough to maintain a solid connection to these devices. If you could provide the info that was previously asked for, we may be able to help you determine what's happening.
  12. Osram bulb experience?

    Dump the bulbs and install a smart switch. Wife will be much happier and you'll still have control through Iris.
  13. New to Iris, but not happy

    Keep in mind that the more Z-wave devices you have on your network the stronger it becomes. With only two devices on your network you may need to add a smart plug or two to act as repeaters.
  14. Are these switches installed in metal electrical boxes and how many AC powered z-wave devices (including Gen 2 smart plugs) do you have in your network? It may be that your z-wave network just isn't efficient enough to maintain a connection to theses devices.
  15. New echo to be smart home hub

    Here's a more in depth article on this topic... https://www.fastcompany.com/40474833/amazons-alexa-is-a-real-smart-home-platform-now
  16. New V1 stock?

    New V1 sensors are much cheaper on ebay.
  17. For the best in surveillance you want a camera system that records constantly which neither Arlo or Iris offers. Wireless cameras are also susceptible to signal loss for various reasons, so it's always best to use wired cameras for the best reliability. Just saying.....
  18. Garage Security

    Sometimes this is caused by the garage door's safety sensor. It could be slightly out of alignment or possibly being blocked by something as simple as a spider web.
  19. Old house

    I'm not an electrician, but if it was my house I would just use the ground wire for the neutral since they are generally connected together at the service panel anyway. Typically the neutral is the normal or return wire while the ground is a safety protection from fault conditions, but if you don't have a true earth ground what's the difference?
  20. Door Chime Noise Changed?

    It was changed with the latest upgrade and unfortunately, there is no way for you to change it back. The development team is supposedly working to get this changed.
  21. Power Outage Notifications

    That makes sense now. I've just never had to do that with a z-wave switch.
  22. Power Outage Notifications

    I'm not questioning why you are removing and re-pairing the switch, just wondering why you need to unplug your hub to complete this process.
  23. Power Outage Notifications

    That is new, but I have to wonder why you would need to unplug your hub to un-pair any device?
  24. Iris 2.5?

    I don't either on neither platforms. iOS Iris vs Blue Iris camera field of view.
  25. Iris 2.5?

    My CT101 seems to be working OK with Alexa. I tried it on all three modes (Heat, Cool and Auto) and didn't notice any issues.