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G35Rider last won the day on January 22 2017

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  1. G35Rider

    Non IRIS branded motion sensors?

    In addition to what Gillion reviewed above, Bosch also released the "TriTech" version of the same 40ft motion detector and has the 'Works With IRIS' certification. Their TriTech models incorporate doppler radar technology for 'difficult environments" which is pretty high-tech considering it's available for the IRIS ecosystem. Doppler radar tech. provides an additional layer of protection against motion detector false alarms. I utilize those all over my first floor and I've had 0 false alarms. Part number Bosch RFDL-ZB-MSL. As usual, you can find them for cheap on the 'bay. Mine have been in service for a little over a year now and the original batteries are still good. I recommend these as well.
  2. G35Rider

    First Alert Smoke/CO False alarm at 1AM

    I've had First Alert smoke detectors go off by dust, steam from a nearby bathroom while showering, as well as a trail of ants. Additionally to what pavalov suggests, and since you have other detectors nearby, I'd also temporarily place that unit in another room or area for a week or so and see if it false alarms again.
  3. G35Rider

    zwave switch

    I'd assume natively, no. However, in the last few updates IRIS did gain the ability to pair generically via a generic Z-wave driver with Z-Wave switches and dimmers. Your best bet is if you already have the hub and switch give it a try, otherwise if the switch is inexpensive enough to try out, give it a go and let us know.
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    Multiple False Alarm Triggers

    I know this topic is about a week old but this happened to me yesterday. Two camera motion sensors in different parts of the house tripped for no apparent reason and set off the alarm while I was at work. Since that incident, all looks well...
  5. G35Rider

    Generic Z-Wave Driver

    Sweet. Got some old Jasco dimmers that initially paired as Uncertified Device which now works, including the dimming function.
  6. G35Rider

    Batteries Depleting Rapidly

    None of my devices appear to be doing that. V1 sensors. V2 keypads. Home hovering around 60 - 71F daily.
  7. G35Rider

    I don't like this

    Sure, but also remember said customers who just cancelled their monitoring contracts probably just got hit with an early-termination fee, so it's not quite a free lunch to them but may be enough for them to actually want to cancel. They may also have to look into purchasing a brand-new IRIS system, sensors, so in the end....who knows.
  8. G35Rider

    Contact sensors falling off

    Just the other day I had a V1 contact sensor fall off the network without a low batt. warning - it had a Duracell CR2. I pulled it out and my DMM read 2.8V. I then re-measured it with the battery installed within the sensor. DMM then read 1.8V... It's funny though because some batteries behave this way and some don't, even with the same brands, and the V will droop enough to cause the sensor to give a low batt. warning so always try to measure it with the batteries installed in the sensor if at all possible.
  9. G35Rider

    Well it was fun

    That's sweet. What would have made it even more awesome is if you can continue using your old panel (with existing alarm keypads, sirens, wireless sensors) and just have the module be a message-passer between the existing panel and SmartThings. Like this Envisalink module - it interprets all the bus data from the panel and sends it to the EyezOn site to notify users of zone openings/alarms/troubles...etc via text/e-mail.
  10. G35Rider

    How does IRIS handle alarm triggers

    Hm...this one was interesting...kudos to IRIS for the implementation for this one. I just tested this - with the hub plugged into the internet and backup batteries removed the alarm was armed and I waited until the pre-arm period was over. I then tripped a sensor to start the countdown, and during this countdown I removed power from the hub (I gave it about 5 seconds before removing power). About a minute later, my app notification and e-mails tell me that my alarm had been tripped, with the specific sensor that initially tripped the alarm. In the app, it indicates the alarm has been tripped, but the hub could not be reached to notify me but the "cloud" was in the alarm state. My hub is "local processing" enabled (per Gillion's site). Very cool.
  11. G35Rider

    Is something going today 1/28?

    Do it in the name of science! If anything, if the devices drop off, perform a 2-second hub reset and that should generally speed up the repair process for most/all your devices.
  12. G35Rider

    Regularly having app/website issues.

    I've only experienced this particular issue on my phone when my signal is weak - which I have only intermittent connectivity to the internet. Switching to WiFi immediately doesn't fix it either. I have to hit my phone's back button (Android), get out all the way, and get back into the app. I guess it starts a new connection session with IRIS's servers. Other than that instance, I've never had any issues logging in with a solid internet connection.
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    Hard wired smoke alarm system

    I think that comment from sparc was from January 2017. Fast forward about a year, Amazon had a price drop for FA CO/Smoke combo detectors around early December 2017... I bought a couple for 26.99 a piece. Looks like they're back up to about $40 each.
  14. All, I filed this on the IRIS Community board under their Bug reports for Android App. 2.8: --------------------------------- 2.8 App in general, including the fingerprint feature, works pretty well. However, this is a minor annoyance in the fingerprint prompt. I woke up my Android phone (Galaxy S6) and was given the IRIS App login screen with the fingerprint prompt since that's where I left the app. when I put the phone to sleep. However, I wasn't planning on using the app. so I hit cancel which correctly closed down the app. but (in my opinion) incorrectly logged me out all the way. The next login into the app. I had to re-enter my e-mail/password. Closing down the app. and logging back in correctly invokes the fingerprint function from this point. Suggest not logging out the user completely when selecting "Cancel" on the fingerprint verification step.
  15. G35Rider

    Reboot hub from Mobile App?

    Hm... My phone not finding the latest 2.8 either. Like sparc, I'm also stuck at 2.7.0 with no updates. Samsung Galaxy S6. Guess I'll just have to wait and see.