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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
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    Visa Cards

    I must have been doing something wrong. This card was for work so I tried as a guest account, and it didn’t go through. I then tried adding the card to my personal account. Neither method worked. I finally added it to my personal Amazon account and everything went through fine. Just had to place a separate order to keep from mixing items on the invoices. Not sure what I was doing wrong, but at least the items are on the way. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Visa Cards

    In store?
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    Visa Cards

    After having 8 orders cancelled by Best Buy online, I finally went through Amazon. Best Buy would not accept the pre-paid Visa no matter what I tried. I read FAQ reports of several people having a similar issue in the recent past, so apparently not just me. Oh well, Ring got about $1500 and Amazon got about $1000 of Lowes money. And I still have a few hundred to spend on whatever items I missed, or feel that I have to have. I am very grateful that Lowes handled it like they did.
  18. A co-worker just showed me this video 15-20 minutes ago. Very funny.
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    Visa Cards

    I received the first of 3 cards. Activated on the website in less than 30 seconds. The other 2 cards are waiting for me at home. Now just have to pay for those Amazon and Ring carts...
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    Researching the Ring.

    I just checked. The Ring contact sensors don't show up to start a routine. I did find that you can have a Ring doorbell sound a chime on Alexa devices. This will save me from having to add the Ring Chime to my overloaded Ring cart.
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    What Platform Should I Migrate To

    Yes. Remove from Iris before trying to pair. You may still have to reset some items. I moved to Wink since I had a hub in use already. Most smart plugs moved without issue, but some V2 contact sensors had to be reset. Most GE switches moved on first try, some had to be reset with the Wink app even after removing from Iris.
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    Visa Cards

    I completely agree. I originally chose Iris over Staples Connect because everything was available in my local Lowes store. Nearest Staples was about 45 miles away. They removed from my store and the closest store that stocked Iris was across the street from the Staples. lol They never had an adequate display set up, or promoted the Iris brand any where near me. I told my wife I should volunteer to set up one of their wooden sheds with a few Iris items and promote it for them in the parking lot. I could never understand why it was not given the attention it needed to succeed. On a side note, apparently don't take any of my advice on HA equipment because both of my choices are defunct. 😖
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    Visa Cards

    I was having a conversation last night with my brother. I have been pushing him towards home automation for quite some time. I even offered him a spare Iris hub a few months ago just to get him started. I told him what had happened with Iris and that they were giving us this redemption card and he flipped out. He could not believe a company would stand behind their product like that. So while some people might have a bad opinion about how this went down, (not me), someone from completely outside was thoroughly impressed with Lowes response.
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    Anybody got their pre-paid Visa card from Lowe's?

    The card for my work system apparently arrived yesterday, but it went to City Hall. Hopefully I see it sometime today. The cards for home system appear to be coming Friday, although they are in Los Angeles as of last night. May have them today or tomorrow.
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    I finally got everything moved to Wink. I am able to recreate most everything on the automation side, with the exception of a couple arrival/departure scenes. All temperature rules, sunrise/sunset light control, everything else I had on Iris works except the V1 stuff for security. It seems a little flakey, but that could be due to adding everything I have over the past few days. A GE outdoor module and a GE Dimmer switch that show as disconnected, but function within the app fine. Alexa also says they are disconnected, but they still function with Alexa. I've rebooted a couple times and have everything working at the moment. I bought the small Ring kit and protected the main entrances. I will finish that when the redemption money comes in. I'm still going to pickup a Smartthings hub to mess around with. I will maintain the Wink because I think there are some things it can do that Smartthings cannot. Eg: control a smart plug with a Lutron connected bulb remote to reboot my modem. It works local on Wink, and not sure anyone else supports a discontinued remote. I am happy to hear all the feedback on all systems here. This forum has been great for information, along with a couple really helpful administrators and forum members.