Otto Mation

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    Shut Down?

    Mine is working fine.
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    Iris Server Status

    Thanks to member thegillion you can now check Iris's server status by following this link: http://irisstatus.org/ Edit: There is now an official status page here: https://status.irisbylowes.com/
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    Need range extender advice

    oldreadbear is correct. Even the GE Zwave smart plugs will work fine as repeaters. The first 6 items that come up in this link will work. https://www.lowes.com/search?searchTerm=ge+smart+plug
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    Alexa Guard with Iris

    @Scunny pointed out to me that Amazon will be adding Alexa Guard to their line up of skills this fall. I am looking forward to this as a second layer of security to be used in conjunction with Iris. It is a great concept. I have various Alexa devices spread throughout the house. You tell Alexa that you are leaving and it listens for sounds of burglary, glass breaking and smoke/CO alarms etc. and calls you when it hears this. It will also randomize turning on lights to make it look like someone is at home. I for one am looking forward to using this skill. You can read more here: https://www.androidcentral.com/what-amazon-alexa-guard
  5. I know that dusterp was able to connect the Iris garage door opener to his MyQ system but I think that I have stumbled across a simpler solution. Below is a link that takes you to an tutorial which will walk you through attaching the Iris opener (or any home automation controller) directly to the garage door button on the wall. Looks simple enough, I am thinking about doing this. Any thoughts? http://www.007systems.com/blog/how-to-automate-your-chamberlain-or-liftmaster-myq-garage-door-opener-with-home-automation-controller-like-the-vera
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    My 2nd Gen Cameras now have audio

    Maybe reboot the hub and cameras?
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    My 2nd Gen Cameras now have audio

    You can also use @thegillions portal to update the camera driver without re-pairing to get sound. To do so go to Troubleshooting>All Devices. Scroll down to your v2 camera and double click the driver version (the item in the very last column) and accept the popup. Then refresh the browser to verify that the driver version has been updated to ver. 2018.7. You now have sound.
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    Iris web portal V1.3.1

    Fixed. Thanks John.
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    Iris web portal V1.3.1

    The Portal is down.
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    IRIS Being shut down by Lowe's??

    There is a faq on the official website. Iris is not being shut down, they are looking for a buyer. https://community.irisbylowes.com/t5/News-Announcements/In-response-to-Lowe-s-announcement-to-sell-Iris/m-p/6122#M544
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    Alexa discovery

    Alexa only finds controllable devices. Switches, bulbs, thermostats and locks. Sent from my LM-G710 using Tapatalk
  12. I am seeing the full suite of V3 devices on the Lowes website. Listed below. Hub https://www.lowes.com/pd/Smart-Hub/1000571641 Contact sensor https://www.lowes.com/pd/2-Sensor-Door-and-window-sensor/1000509585 Motion detector https://www.lowes.com/pd/Iris-100-Degree-Passive-infrared-Security-Motion-Detector-Works-with-Iris/1000509589 Zigbee smart Plug https://www.lowes.com/pd/1-Pack-120-Volt-White-Smart-Plug/1000509593 WiFi smart Plug https://www.lowes.com/pd/1-Pack-120-Volt-White-Smart-Plug/1000509605 Outdoor WiFi smart plug https://www.lowes.com/pd/1-Pack-120-Volt-Black-Smart-Plug/1000509609 Wireless battery powered camera https://www.lowes.com/pd/Iris-Iris-Digital-Wireless-Outdoor-Security-Camera-with-Night-Vision-Works-with-Iris/1000665911 Keypad https://www.lowes.com/pd/Iris-White-Security-Alarm-Keypad-Works-with-Iris/1000509597 There may be more.
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    Temperature Card Bug iOS

    I made the developers aware of this bug.
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    Ring Floodlight Cam Install

    I am a fan of Ring's Floodlight Cameras. I have a couple of them. They are designed to replace a light fixture that is attached to a wall. This is problematic if you wish to replace an eaves mounted floodlight with one. Some people manipulate the camera and lights within the fixture to accommodate an eaves mount but this is less than ideal. It seriously limits range of motion for the floodlights and camera. I have come up with a solution that gets around these limitations. Using the three parts available from any home or hardware store you can mount the light from an eaves and use it as designed. I will list the three parts needed below for those who are interested. This comes in three colors: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Gampak-Round-Metal-Weatherproof-Electrical-Box-Cover/3345360 https://www.lowes.com/pd/Gampak-1-2-in-Rigid-Nipple/1092479 https://www.lowes.com/pd/RACO-1-Gang-Gray-Steel-Interior-New-Work-Old-Work-Ceiling-Fan-Ceiling-Electrical-Box/3128709 You just need the box out of this kit but I wanted it because it seemed more heavy duty. You will also need some 1/2" conduit nuts but Lowes' search engine is too lame to find them but they have them. Edit: I found the conduit nuts. I had to search for them on the Home Depot website and copy the Home Depot description into the Lowes search window to find them. Sad. https://www.lowes.com/pd/Gampak-20-Pack-1-2-in-Rigid-Lock-Nut/3196783
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    Ring Floodlight Cam Install

    No reason other than I did not see an outdoor box. I wasn't too worried about water because it is covered by the eaves. That being said, had I come across that one while putting together the parts for the project. I'd have picked it up. Sent from my LM-G710 using Tapatalk
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    Iris, tell me when my washing machine stops please.

    I was thinking about this. A simple way to do this outside of Iris and without another brand of hub is to use a WeMo Insight smart plug on the washer. I have a Wemo Insight smart plug that measures energy and thought that it may do the job and I found this on the WeMo user forum: "You can use the "get notified" rule in the WeMo app to receive a notification when the Insight switches from standby to power on, from power on to standby, or if the power has been on for so many minutes. This rule is fired not when the physical Insight is turned on or off, but when the appliance plugged into it switches from running to standby or off. Also, that standby threshold can be set if you touch edit in the WeMo app and touch the Insight switch icon."
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    Iris 3.0 (Yes, it exists)

    The developers are aware of the keypad issues and are working on a solution which is being tested. All said we are in much better shape with early V3 days than we were with early V2 days. Way fewer problems.
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    Iris 3.0 (Yes, it exists)

    @Whyris All good information. In order to be able to switch freely between WiFi and Ethernet you must initiate the hub with WiFi at first. As you stated otherwise you will need to call support to have it activated.
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    Keen Home Smart Vent Q&A

    And never heard from him again.
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    Camera Firmware Question

    I am showing 1.0.08 for all of my gen 1 indoor cameras and the gen 2 camera is 1.0.07. There is only one gen 2 camera which is for either indoor and an outdoor use.
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    Iris 3.0 (Yes, it exists)

    Not quite. We recently downsized our house. Probably over 200 devices but only about 150 on Iris. Used to be well over two hundred on Iris in our previous home.
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    Iris 3.0 (Yes, it exists)

    Well, I guess I might migrate over then.
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    Iris 3.0 (Yes, it exists)

    Is the Portal working for you with the new v3 hub?
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    OC821 camera won't pair

    Make sure that you do not have any devices listed in your device list called "New Device 1" If so that is an improperly paired device and needs to be removed. Make sure the camera is set to all the defaults, don't make any changes to it after performing a factory reset. You may need to give it several minutes to pair. Also restart the hub before you begin the pairing process.
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    Iris Portal Survey

    Done. My number one want is IFTTT and/or Stringify. Sent from my LM-G710 using Tapatalk