Otto Mation

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    Iris CAMs working on ST

    Leave them paired and turn off the hub.
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    Iris CAMs working on ST

    Yes, you can pair them to Iris and use the local login information provided by Iris and use them that way after Iris shuts down. Just turn off the hub. If you ever reset them you just use the api and instructions found on this forum to set them up.
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    Iris CAMs working on ST

    You could have left them paired to Iris and they would have retained the login, password and other settings. Since you have unpaired them you will need to set them up with your preferences using the API and the guide that was linked to earlier in this thread. The cameras are very usable without Iris.
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    Iris CAMs working on ST

    It's probably easier to do it through your router but you have to use the API to set it in the cameras. A complete guide to using the API can be found here:
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    Iris CAMs working on ST

    You need to set the cameras up on static IP addresses in your router. You can also assign a static IP in the camera itself.
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    SmartThings experience so far

    Good write up @Smitho. My switch over was similar. For Nest integration you might consider "My Next Manager". It was a $20 app but did not require setting up a developer account and all of the hassle of the other app. It just works and was well worth the $20 for the ease of setting up and using.
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    So, You want Alexa to Announce Alarm Modes?

    Well you can use either, I just set mine up that way. Seemed to me that a closed sensor for off or no alarm was logical to me thinking about it from a contact sensor standpoint. Plus that is how the Device handler works. When the switch is off the virtual contact is closed. Sent from my LM-G710 using Tapatalk
  8. Alexa devices will announce the status change of a contact sensor. The way to get that translated to alarm modes is as follows. Set up a virtual or simulated switch on your system. Go to the following page and copy and set up the device handler on your system: Change the device handler on your virtual switch to use the newly set up device handler. Alexa will now see your switch as a contact sensor. Have your routines that set the alarm mode turn the switch off for one mode and on for the other. You can then set up your voice command just like you did for your door contact sensors in this thread: Echo Enunciates Here is how I set mine up. The Good morning routine turns the virtual switch off which makes the virtual contact sensor close. I have my Alexa devices announce "Alarm set to off" upon that event. Then I have the Night routine turn the virtual switch on which makes the virtual switch open. Upon open this happening, Alexa announces" Alarm set to Armed".
  9. 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: Isername: 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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    Echo Enunciates

    For those of you that do not know, you can have your Echo devices announce door openings and alarm status changes using routines in the Alexa app. Now when my alarm arms, I receive a notification on all of the Alexa devices that the "Alarm has been armed" or when a door opens "The Patio Door has been opened". This works great.
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    Echo Enunciates

    If they are the ZigbeeHA version they should (might) work. The older gen 1 Zigbee versions will not stay connected. The SmartThings multi senors are much better.
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    Echo Enunciates

    Put a multi sensor on the Garage door and set it as a tilt sensor. Use that as your trigger.
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    Echo Enunciates

    Do not go to "Alexa Says". Add action> Messaging> Send Announcement> Enter your announcement> All Devices
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    Echo Enunciates

    You can and I do. Make sure that you have your Echo's grouped and do it through messaging > send announcement.
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    Multi Sensor as garage door tilt sensor

    I am using two as tilt sensors and they work great and the magnets are not necessary. It doesn't matter which app you use for any of the devices and run both apps at the same time, so I don't understand the original question. The new app however, is seriously lacking in features so I rarely open it.
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    lost iris hub

    Of Course. Just google the device for reset instructions. There is a YouTube video on how to do it for each device.
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    MyQ GDO Works on ST

    Got mine working also. I set up a routines in the Alexa app so that she opens the garage doors with simple statements. Mine are Alexa, Open the small garage door or Alexa, close the small garage door. I also have her announce when any door opens including garage doors with the name of which door has been opened on all of the Echo devices in the house. Routines are awesome.
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    Systronic Beta Group Please Read

    If you are in the Systronics Beta Group, please post your comments, questions and experiences in the Beta forum. Any previous posts regarding this, that were in this section, have been moved.
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    Auto vs. Manual Redemption $$

    I edited the title and the post so that people are not miss led to believe that pairing all your devices will get them redeemed in the initial auto redemption process.
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    Anybody got their pre-paid Visa card from Lowe's?

    Nothing here either and I completed the redemption within the first hour of it being available.
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    Visa Cards

    You will have to sign for the cards. They will not be packages and they will not be left on the front porch.
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    Spectral for the Iris Cameras.

    Of course it will work. They all work without Iris.
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    Emotional farewell to what we've lost

    The point here is to make use of existing V1 hardware as well as being compatible with all other existing hardware. No one will be limited to original Iris V1 gear. Hubs, well there will be thousands of them around and admissibly may become an issue but there may be a Raspberry Pi solution. Most importantly the developers from other hubs can pull from the open source library released by Iris to expand their compatibility.
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    Emotional farewell to what we've lost

    I think that this is going to happen, except it is going to be a mix of former IRIS engineers and other talented people.
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    Does the new hub offer anything over the original hub other than form factor?