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    Wink moving to paid / subscription model

    Yea, I picked up a Wink not long after starting with Iris. I picked up the Wink 2 hub a while back on clearance at Walmart. They ended up sitting on a shelf in my shop because they have just been stagnant for so long. I ran the Wink hub alongside the Iris hub for quite a while just because of the ability to use the Lutron stuff directly with the Wink hub. I converted everything from Iris to Wink when Iris shut down, but soon switched to Smartthings and never really looked back.
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    Do You Miss Iris? and General BS Thread

    I definitely preferred Iris over Wink and SmartThings. Different reasons for each but Iris was more stable and reliable than either of the others I mentioned. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    "Works with Ring"

    Ring has apparently opened up, at least a little. You can now add some devices as certified, and others as non-certified. I would really like to see the Utilitech Siren added, as it is much louder than the Dome Siren/Chime. This is a step in the right direction. https://shop.ring.com/collections/smart-home-automation
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    Question with CT101 Thermostat

    Have you tried this? https://radiothermostat.desk.com/customer/en/portal/articles/2738447-ct101-ct100-thermostat-reset ETA: Also found this on Smartthings Forum https://community.smartthings.com/t/resetting-previously-paired-ct100-thermostat/31497
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    SmartThings and GE Z-wave devices

    Most of my GE switches are the older ones. I had a little trouble with a couple of them, but most paired quickly with no trouble. I removed the from Iris with the hub in same room. In fact I removed all devices one room at a time. I first paired all of them to Wink and ran that for a couple weeks. Then I did the same to remove from Wink. Took hub to each room, removed all devices in that room. Took SmartThings hub to that room and paired each device. I removed each device and then also performed z-wave reset with either hub just to have a second verification that it was reset. They paired much quicker to SmartThings then either Iris or Wink hubs. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    What Platform Should I Migrate To

    I powered up and paired one device at a time. One room at a time, while having the hub in that room. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Echo Enunciates

    I just tried it and it worked fine. Although, I'm glad I read @Otto Mation instructions about using messaging. When I first tried, I was going to use "Alexa Says".
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    Echo Enunciates

    Both of my GDO's show available as a trigger for this routine. I will try it when I am at home, but looks like it would work like any other door sensor.
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    I’ve begun migrating from Wink to SmartThings. I like Wink, but it has limitations and some annoying issues. 1). I have a Dome Siren/chime connected and set to chime on certain doors opening with different tunes to differentiate doors. Works most of the time, but occasionally will repeat the chime tune 4 times after opening a door. 2). Most contact sensors don’t log activity accurately. There may be no history for a door I’ve been through 10 times, but it will turn on the light I have connected through a Wink Robot. So I know the contact sensor is working. It was this way with 3 different brands of sensors. Iris V2, Go Control and Dome mini sensor. 3). Range seems slightly less than Iris V2 and SmartThings. I have a GE outdoor module that gave me fits on Iris V1, worked fine on V2 after the update for z-wave connectivity a couple of years ago, and works fine on SmartThings so far. It dropped off of Wink 3 times in the past week. Same with a ZigBee contact sensor. Both are at the far opposite end of my house, but they stayed connected with Iris V2. Also, my Iris GDC in a detached shop gave random false notifications of opening/closing or wouldn’t update status correctly. I will retain Wink for local rebooting of modem and router with a Lutron Connected Bulb Remote set up in Shortcut mode. This works entirely local on the Wink hub. I tried on SmartThings with a SmartThings button, but it requires cloud for any smart apps or so I’ve read. I also like the Quirky Pivot Power Genius I have connected to Wink. May even dig out my Wink Relays and knock the dust off for some project. I moved 50-60 devices over the last couple of days, not counting Lutron and Hue bridges. We’ll see how it goes... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Multi-platform interference problem? coincidence?

    I ran an Iris hub in the same room as a Wink hub and a Philips Hue Bridge. I was using Ezviz wifi cameras as well as 5 Iris cameras, 2 of which were in the same room as the rest of the stuff. I had a pretty stable system, with no known interference issues. Other than my kids 4 gaming consoles interfering with my bandwidth... I am currently running the Wink hub, Ring hub and the Hue bridge in that same room with 2 Ezviz cams and various other electronics that has remained unchanged throughout this transition from Iris. I also have a Smartthings hub ready to get hooked up some time this week. I only plan on connecting a few devices to see how it works and how the app functions. But, that should really test the interference in my house.
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    New Gear Thanks to Iris

    First pic is more stuff for house, ST hub, a couple of old version sensors and a starter for my tractor. Second is stuff I decided to pick up for work. I was going to eliminate a hub, but I rely too much on scheduled lights and plugs. As well as Alexa control. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    New Gear Thanks to Iris

    First delivery. More to come. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Platform Poll

    The Dome siren is a nice add to Wink. You get the door chimes back with several choices to differentiate between doors. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Visa Cards

    I must be a bonehead. I tried In Store pickup, delivery to address the card was shipped to, and even added to my personal account with delivery to my house. Rejected every time.☹️
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    Multiple users are allowed and you can even control which devices the users have access to. Last time I talked to Wink support, they did not support multiple users for geo fence which is what I think they were looking for. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk