Otto Mation

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  1. Otto Mation

    Do You Miss Iris ?

    It does work with the Classic App. I don't know if it works with the new app. Sent from my SM-G950U1 using Tapatalk
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    Do You Miss Iris ?

    You are using the Classic app?
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    Do You Miss Iris ?

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    Do You Miss Iris ?

    I don't miss Iris as much as I miss the interaction that I had with you guys on this forum. Kind of like an extended dysfunctional family. I also went with Smartthings and found that it does most everything that I used to beg the Iris developers to give us. Having lost John's portal was difficult but I found a pretty reasonable substitute. Simple Device Viewer. It gives me all of the info that I need about my system on a PC and on my phone and you can turn switches on and off. If you miss the portal, check this out, it is very customizable.
  5. Edit: If you came here to find out how to use your Iris cameras with Blue Iris or some other software there is a step by step tutorial in the third post in this thread that will get you up and running in minutes. Here: All of my cameras are now up and running and are independent of a hub. Some wired, some wireless and some utilizing mirror and flip, all using full 1280x720 resolution. Note: As far as I know his only works if you have not yet paired to Iris Version 2.0. Your camera must have the Iris v1 firmware on it. I have never reset and tried this on a camera that has had v2 firmware on it. If you try it with a camera with v2 firmware on it and the default password works let me know and I will update this post. Edit: This works on any Iris camera as long as it has been fully reset. Thanks for testing Vettester. Also note that if you reset and pair to either Iris hub your settings that you applied with the API will be lost. The idea here it to be able to use the cameras with third party software or to view them in a web browser until such time as we have local viewing in v2. After all, the only real reason to have cameras paired to Iris is to have them record upon alarm. But for everyday checking of your home, children and pets you need independent viewing applications that have capabilities above and beyond what can be expected from the Iris app. First and foremost is to be able to view them all at one time in real time. It is beyond cumbersome to navigate through the Iris app to view numerous cameras with streaming delays and the ability to see only one camera at a time. Besides, I don't need Iris to do this, there are programs and apps that have been in development for years that are very good at this and there is no need for the developers to waste time recreating these features and bogging up the Iris app. Just give us access to the cameras and record from them during alarm, that's all we need. First thing to do is to remove the device from the Iris hub and connect the camera to your network via an ethernet cable. Make note of the cameras ip address. It is a good idea to set a static ip address in your router so that you can keep track of where your cameras are on the network. Wait for an ok response in your browser before moving to the next url command. Next enter this url in your web browser. yourcamerasipaddress/adm/get_group.cgi?group=NETWORK substituting yourcamerasipaddress with the actual address. You will be prompted for a username and password. Enter the following: Username: alertme Password: nFQTEm*s67uxuF**a2vAth7RoJ This password and logon will only work if you have reset your camera. For anyone wondering I found this password in the wild here: Now let’s make sure that the camera is fully reset. Enter the following url in your web browser: yourcamerasipaddress/adm/reset_to_default.cgi Then enter this url and wait for the camera to reboot: yourcamerasipaddress/adm/reboot.cgi Now it is time to start setting it up. Let’s get the highest resolution and widest field of view possible by entering the following urls waiting for an ok response after each one. I actually gained some field of view from what I had before: yourcamersipaddtess/adm/set_group.cgi?group=H264&resolution=4 yourcamersipaddtess/adm/set_group.cgi?group=JPEG&resolution=4 If you need mirror and flip enter the following: yourcamersipaddtess/adm/set_group.cgi?group=VIDEO&flip=1 yourcamersipaddtess/adm/set_group.cgi?group=VIDEO&mirror=1 Now let’s set the time zone by entering the url below (changing the number 7) to whichever timezone number that you need from the following: 2 (GMT-10:00) Hawaii 3 (GMT-09:00) Alaska 4 (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada), Tijuana 5 (GMT-07:00) Arizona 6 (GMT-07:00) Chihuahua, La Paz, Mazatlan 7 (GMT-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada) 8 (GMT-06:00) Central America 9 (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) 13 (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) yourcamersipaddtess/adm/set_group.cgi?group=SYSTEM&time_zone=7 Now turn on daylight savings time by entering: yourcamersipaddtess/adm/set_group.cgi?group=SYSTEM&daylight_saving=1 Now get your wireless setup by entering the following changing the number 2 in the security url to the number for the protocol you use using on your router from the following chart: 0 - None 1 - WEP 2 - WPA/WPA2-PSK 3 - WPA PSK TKIP 4 - WPA PSK AES 5 - WPA2 PSK TKIP 6 - WPA2 PSK AES 7 - WPA enterprise 8 - WPA PSK 9 - WPA2 PSK yourcamersipaddtess/adm/set_group.cgi?group=WIRELESS&wlan_essid=thessidnamethatyourrouteruses yourcamersipaddtess/adm/set_group.cgi?group=WIRELESS&wlan_domain=12 yourcamersipaddtess/adm/set_group.cgi?group=WIRELESS&wlan_security=2 yourcamersipaddtess/adm/set_group.cgi?group=WIRELESS&wpa_ascii=thewirelessnetworkpassword Here is how to check your wireless settings yourcamersipaddtess/adm/get_group.cgi?group=WIRELESS Now let’s change the camera password and logon to something that you can remember by entering yourcamersipaddtess/adm/set_group.cgi?group=USER&admin_password=yoursecretpassword When you enter the next url, you will be prompted for logon credentials. Enter alertme as the logon and the new password that you entered above yourcamersipaddtess/adm/set_group.cgi?group=USER&admin_name=yournewusername From this point forward your new password and logon will work. When it is time to pair to v2 all you have to do is perform a total reset on the cameras and they will revert to the original alertme password, logon and defaults. Below you will find a link to more api information. Somethings that I'd like to play with going forward is frame rates and maybe how to turn on the microsd card slot and its associated settings. Thevolget has posted a link to a pdf of the complete API here:
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    Marvin Ellison

    Yep more of the same. Rather than fixing problems, just shut things down as though that would be good for the stock holders. I rarely shop there any more because the search feature on their website is a joke. It is worse than pathetic. It can never find anything that I am looking for when I know that they have it. If I can't verify that the store has it, I go to Home Depot because their website search engine works and I know if it is in stock and on what isle I can find it.
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    Non-resettable V2 keypad giveaway

    I don't recall if I ever followed up with you on this but Scunny tells me he was unable to revive the keypad.
  8. I think that Google has back tracked on that a bit. The latest release from them indicates that if you use "Works with Nest" you can stay on the Nest platform until they have "Works with Google" working. I am holding out for now. I have 2 Nest thermostats and 6 temperature sensors.
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    GE/Jasco Have Some New Wall Switches Coming Out

    The size was always my problem with the GE switches. Glad to see them reduced in size but it is a day late and a dollar short. I have already replaced every single switch in my house with the original Zwave switches. If I had to do it all over again, I'd go with the Zigbee ones. Anyone know if they will shrink too?
  10. There have been numerous questions about GE switch, dimmer and auxiliary switch installation for 2, 3 and 4 way circuits. While doing some research on the new GE Zigbee switches that are now compatible with Iris V2, I stumbled across two excellent videos that will walk you through installation of GE switches for all 2, 3 and 4 way circuits. The wiring and installation of the Z Wave and the newer Zigbee switches are identical. The only difference in the two is the pairing procedure. These videos will eliminate any confusion that you may have about installing these switches and make the job easier than you may think. Enjoy and be sure that you have turned the power off at the breaker box before you begin. Video instructions for Z Wave and Zigbee primary switch installation: Video instructions for auxiliary switch installation for 3 and 4 way circuits:
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    Non-resettable V2 keypad giveaway

    You just got the winners address.
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    Non-resettable V2 keypad giveaway

    Actually, I'd rather see it go to Scunny. He will make good use of it.
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    Non-resettable V2 keypad giveaway

    I will take it. Shoot me your email address and I will paypal a few bucks to cover shipping.
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    Nest Gen 3 stainless SOLD

    I wish that I could switch to the Ecobee. I am just in too deep with the Nest thermostats. I have 2 Nest thermostats and 5 temperatures sensors. I think that for now, I will just not migrate to the Google platform and see what happens. I read somewhere that the only downside is that you do not get the benefit of the Google platform which to me is no benefit unless you consider being porked in the hind end as a benefit.
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    Gen 1 device limit?

    Good luck with that.
  16. You cover shipping of the v2 contact to me and I will cover the shipping of the v2 motion to you.
  17. LMAO, gotta love the power of Admin.
  18. Sorry, I have to pass. I am going to hold out for a single V2 contact. Besides, I am looking for a V2 contact, not motions. 🤑
  19. And if you want V1 gear. I will trade that too. I have a lot of it.
  20. I can do it with one hand tied behind my back, drinking a Jack & Coke and wearing a Pirate patch over one eye on a windows box.
  21. Not sure what you mean by disconnect but disconnecting everything will not reset anything. Additionally, due to the fact that numerous people including myself, have been able to reset and use their cameras using this guide with 100% success tells me that you are doing something wrong. The instructions are correct and absolutely work if you follow them correctly. You may not be entering a command line in the browser window that generates a popup window that asks for the alertme credentials. Try this one. yourcamerasipaddress/adm/get_group.cgi?group=NETWORK Look at the image in the post above from Vettester above: See where he pasted the command and where he entered the credentials.
  22. Are you sure that you have the correct IP address for the camera that you are trying to work with? To perform the reset you plug the camera in and let it fully boot. The hold the reset button in 30 seconds and let it reboot again. Make sure that you have identified the correct IP address for the camera that you are working with.
  23. If that username and password does not work then the camera is not fully reset. Sent from my LM-G710 using Tapatalk
  24. Do you have special characters in your WiFi password, Something other than letters and numbers? I suspect that might be the issue. All of the cameras will us 2.4 GHz, BTW.
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    GE Z-Wave Plug-in Dimmer

    No air gap on these guys. It's probably toast.