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G35Rider last won the day on January 22 2017

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  1. Batteries Depleting Rapidly

    None of my devices appear to be doing that. V1 sensors. V2 keypads. Home hovering around 60 - 71F daily.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Motion Sensor Inside Safe?

    Some folks on this forum have had varying degrees of success with devices in enclosures (mailbox) and even in a jacuzzi... Is this a V1/V2 motion? Best way is to try it with your particular application but try to avoid disconnects in the first place. If it can maintain connection, you're set. If not, you can try to put a repeater somewhere close to the safe (V2 smart plug, etc.).
  12. GE Devices Having Trouble

    I was thinking this may have been the case too - one center device has ceased routing the others. If after your optimization has completed and still have missing devices, the next thing you can try is to restart all your switches. You can cut power (via the breaker) to those switches briefly, and power them back on. Then follow that up with another hub reset.
  13. 2GIG Go!Control panel

    Unfortunately your 2GIG sensors will not be compatible with IRIS. 2GIG uses their own wireless communication protocol and frequencies (at 345MHz). The IRIS ecosystem utilizes either ZigBee or ZWave as their protocol for sensors. That's not to say that if you already have some automation products like wall switches, or as Vett pointed out, the thermostat, for your 2GIG panel (they're ZWave), it might work on IRIS but don't quote me on that. Fun fact - the IRIS Utilitech-branded glass break sensors for IRIS (GB-00Z-1) look awfully similar to 2GIG's version since Linear is behind both sensors. It's still not compatible to IRIS because it also uses 2GIG's wireless protocol. It appears the specs are a little different as well between 2GIG's and IRIS' version.
  14. Pairing GE 12727

    I'm assuming you didn't hear the triple beep for pairing success? - When you toggle on/off the switch, does the internal relay click (checks for proper installation)? Try your "Remove from network" procedure again - it could be that the switch needs to be reset: - In the IRIS App, go to the Devices page - At the very bottom is a button called "ZWave Tools" - Select "Remove Z-Wave Devices", then select the button of the same name - Once in that mode, move the installed switch to the "off" position, and it should trigger two beeps from the hub. The app should probably show something like "Unknown switch" or something but that's ok since it was never paired - Get out of the Remove Z-wave mode in your app. Reset your hub by holding the reset button (small button next to the Ethernet cable) for about 2 seconds. Hub should respond with a long beep. After the hub illuminates a solid green light, try your re-pair process again
  15. Merry Christmas!!!

    Thanks, you too and all on this forum! And I wish my tree looked like that...