Otto Mation

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    Now fixed. Sent from my SM-G950U1 using Tapatalk
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    Vision In Wall Z-wave Micro Switch

    You might want to try this after the next update. A generic driver that will make generic Zwave switches usable is coming in the next update. It might be there now because the platform has already been updated. Generic Z-Wave Driver for Switches and Dimmers: A generic driver has been added to Iris so that any Z-Wave switch or dimmer can be paired as an uncertified device and will be useable from the apps or web site.
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    Iris Version No Longer Available

    Most of those show up as available to me. Some of the 4 packs aren't though.
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    Iris web portal V1.3.1

    Hey John, I have recently moved and no matter what I do, I only have one signal bar on the Iris 4G dongle. I have also tested the sim by plugging it into a computer and when it is called on for data it bumps up to 2 or 3 signal bars. The portal shows it as a problem and even though it is low, it always works when it rolls over to cellular. Could you remove it from the problem area until there is no signal at all? It works fine but I see it every time I log into the portal in the status section. The signal bar tells me everything that I need to know. Thanks,
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    Keypad battery life

    The keypads are Zigbee and there really aren't any limits to the number Zigbee devices but how many devices would overwhelm a hub is a different story. But you could have more Zigbee devices than Zwave devices which have real limits. At one time having almost a hundred Zwave devices on an Iris hub, I can tell you that it was getting close to overwhelming the hub, even though the real limit is 232. Reality and theory are rarely the same.
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    Connected Bulb Experience

    Thanks for all the replies. Here is what I decided to do and why. I went with Philips Hue. I needed two connected bulbs because I had three outdoor fixtures on my driveway. I wanted to replace one of them with a Ring Floodlight Camera which needs the power on all the time. I did not want the other two lights on 24/7 so I decided that connected bulbs would solve the dilemma. If the switch to the lights accidentally got turned off, I did not want it to affect the rest of my Iris system because the bulbs are repeating devices and contribute to the Zigbee network mesh. With Philips Hue, you pair their hub to Iris which has its own Zigbee network and you can change the channel so that it does not interfere with, and is isolated from the Iris Zigbee network. Otherwise you can control the bulbs in Iris just like you can any other connected device. Since it is also connected to the Philips Hue app, my firmware stays up to date.
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    Connected Bulb Experience

    I am also curious about Phillips Hue which shows as a pair-able device with Iris.
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    Connected Bulb Experience

    I have never had need for a connected bulb but have recently come up with a reason to get a couple. I know that things were rocky early on with respect to connected bulbs. I think that Iris is much more stable now. If you use connected bulbs could you please state which ones you are using and whether of not they have been stable? Thanks
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    Don't Throw Away Your Old Devices

    Just a warning but the v1 range extenders were usually unreliable and normally caused more problems than they fixed.
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    The portal is showing out of sight energy usage

    Naw....Santa Tracker wasn't funny.
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    Well ring is out

    That chart also shows that Ring does not work with the existing doorbell (chime) and special installation is required which is not correct. They work fine with the existing chime and no special installation is required.
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    Well ring is out

    Wow, my experience with ring has been great. I have the version 1 and 2 doorbells and they have been pretty flawless.
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    Iris update causes the Gillion's portal to fail

    When I run the plug in it kills some other browser operations. Hangouts plugin will not send messages and I am unable to even post to this forum. Any ideas?
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    Iris update causes the Gillion's portal to fail

    That works. Thank you very much.