Otto Mation

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    Alexa discovery

    Alexa only finds controllable devices. Switches, bulbs, thermostats and locks. Sent from my LM-G710 using Tapatalk
  2. I am seeing the full suite of V3 devices on the Lowes website. Listed below. Hub Contact sensor Motion detector Zigbee smart Plug WiFi smart Plug Outdoor WiFi smart plug Wireless battery powered camera Keypad 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: 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.
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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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    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:
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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
  17. Ver. 2.12 We got a platform update too.
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    Anyone notice that an app update is rolling out?

    Yeah $1.10 for the CR123's and the CR2 batteries are $1.20. They do go on sale for less though. These are the Titanium brand that I have been using for years with great success. Before Iris I was using them in my Surfire lights. I order them in bulk, usually when they have a sale at even lower prices. It makes swapping our batteries less painful to your wallet, give them a shot.
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    Anyone notice that an app update is rolling out? have been buying batteries at the wrong place. Try Battery Junction. One buck each. Sent from my LM-G710 using Tapatalk
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    August Smart Lock Pro

    I haven't used the August lock but cycling my Kwiksets and Schlages at the lock keypad usually clears the jam in Iris. Failing that (which it seems has) a re-pair should do the trick.
  21. I have a couple of switches in my garage that need to be on all the time and I do not want anyone touching them. I found these on Amazon. They cover the switch and attach with magnets so that if you do need to access the switch, it is easy. These are awesome.
  22. The magnets are very strong and they stay on tight. I thought they were an elegant solution that allow quick access to the switch without tools. Just a reminder not to toggle the switch.
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    Sad news for Halo Labs

    I just received this: It's so hard to say goodbye. Dear Halo customers, It is with our sincere apologies that we must let you know that Halo Smart Labs is closing its doors. You may have noticed a lack of available product and support responses, and we apologize for taking so long to let you know what is going on. While we are proud to have created a best in class product, it takes more than a great product to make a great business. Despite the best efforts of our team, ultimately the resources required to continue making and supporting Halo products were beyond our reach. Over the next couple of weeks, direct support for Halo devices using the Halo app will be disconnected, leaving them unable to connect to the internet and deliver messages including hazard notifications and emergency contact ability. Our recommendation for those customers who wish to retain these features is to connect the Halo smoke alarms to a hub produced by either Iris by Lowe’s or SmartThings. These connected home systems intend to continue to provide connectivity and support for Halo devices and offer some additional benefits beyond the previous Halo app. We at Halo recognize that your support of our products was no small investment, and we truly wish we could have found a way to provide a better outcome for your experience. Thank you for including us in your search for ways to make your home smarter and safer, and for letting us be a part of your lives. -Ben Stagg Co-Founder Halo Smart Labs
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    Iris Web Portal

    thegillion is working on it.
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    Pairing new equipment

    I looked up google wifi and I can not tell if it has additional Ethernet ports. How many are available on the router? Also make sure that you have the DHCP server on your router turned on.