Otto Mation

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    Tapatalk

    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

    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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    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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    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.
  15. Yes the fingerprint function was not properly implemented by the Iris team. It should be used to log into the account not open the app. It is best to just disable it and move on. The way they have it set up to only let you into the app is a pain in the ass and makes it pretty useless to me.
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    Firmware Updates

    Using thegillion's web portal, I just noticed that I have about three different firmware versions on my Cameras also. Version V1.0.07 on a gen 2 cam and versions V1.0.06 and V1.0.08 on my gen 1 cameras.
  17. Currently the hub pings for fob detection every two minutes. Often, I will pull into the garage and go to enter the house and find that my arrival rule, which unlocks the door and turns off the alarm, has not yet run. To solve this, I would like to see a rule that would have the hub ping for a fob every 30 seconds for 2 minutes after an event occurs, in my case, a garage door opens.. This could be done with a contact sensor, tilt sensor, motion sensor or GDO. To me this would be a very useful feature.
  18. With the list of devices that work with V2 but unsupported growing, I thought it would be a good idea to have them listed all in one place for reference. We will pin it here and keep it up to date for future reference Aeon Recessed Door Sensor (Model ZW089-A) Aeon Smart Energy Switch (DSC06106-ZWUS) Aeon Smart Switch Gen 2 Aeon Water Sensor (Model DSB45-ZWUS) Cree Bulb 60W Equivalent Soft White (2700K) A19 Dimmable LED (BA19-08027OMF-12CE26-1C100) Cree Bulb 60W Equivalent Daylight (5000K) A19 Dimmable LED (BA19-08050OMF-12CE26-1C100) Leaksmart Leak Sensor Leviton 5A Incandescent Light Switch (VRS05-1LZ Z-Wave) Leviton Dimmer Switch (DZMX1 Z-Wave) Leviton Dimmer Switch (VRI06-1LZ Z-Wave) Leviton Dimmer Switch (VRMX1-1LZ Z-Wave) Leviton Electrical Outlet (DZR15 Z-Wave) Leviton Electrical Outlet (VRR15-1LZ Z-Wave) Leviton Fan Switch (VRF01-1LZ Z-Wave) Leviton Light Switch (DZS15 Z-Wave) Linear Dimmer Switch (WD500Z Z-Wave) Linear Electrical Outlet (W015Z Z-Wave) Linear Light Switch (WS15Z Z-Wave) Nanoleaf Ivy LED Light Bulb NYCE Ceiling Occupancy/Motion Sensor (Model NCZ-3043) SmartThings Temperature/Humidity Sensor (Model 3310-S) Everspring Screw-In Lamp Module Bosch Pet-Immune Motion Sensor (ISW-ZPR1-WP13) Bosch Pet-Immune Motion Sensor (ISW-ZDL1-WP11G) Ecolink Contact Sensor (DW-ZWAVE2 Z-Wave) Ecolink Garage Door Tilt Sensor (TILT-ZWAVE2 Z-Wave) Ecolink Pet-Immune Motion Sensor (PIRZWAVE2 Z-Wave) GoControl Dimmer Switch (WD500Z-1 Z-Wave) Dimmer GoControl Garage Door Controller Sengled Element A19 LED Light Bulb SmartThings Multipurpose Sensor Radio Thermostat Thermostat (CT100) Radio Thermostat Thermostat (CT30) Radio Thermostat Thermostat (CT32) Bali Blinds
  19. 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: https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2013/11/hacking-around-with-network-cameras/ 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. https://github.com/edent/Sercomm-API/blob/master/README.md Thevolget has posted a link to a pdf of the complete API here: http://forum.livingwithiris.com/index.php?/topic/2633-how-to-take-total-control-of-your-iris-cameras-with-the-api/&do=findComment&comment=32284
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    Santa Tracker

    Come on over to Android and worry not!
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    Iris sent me news about Santa Tracker

    It is true Santa Tracker just gets reactivated every year but it is still irritating every time it comes up. It is a yearly reminder of the developer time that was wasted when Iris was buggy as a crack house and almost unusable. I view it as bloat. It doesn't belong in the Iris app. If you have kids and want this type of app they are available in the google play store including one by Lowes. I am sure this is the same for Apple users but don't know for sure and don't really care.
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    Local Processing Is Here

    Partly here anyway. https://www.irisbylowes.com/blog/iris-at-home/whats-new-2-7-release/
  23. Title says it all. Edit: *For Those of you having iOS app crashes* Change your time format from 24 hour format to 12 hour format until a fix is released. This should clear things up in the meantime.
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    New Kwikset Lock

    +1 on this. Zigbee is the way to go. Zwave locks just don't work consistently particularly if you have several of them. Currently more than two Zwave locks in a scene do not function properly. Even two can be problematic.