JimC

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    New Iris Cameras listed on Lowes.com

    I can't wait to hear how they work. This is something I could really use in a couple of places.
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    Sad news for Halo Labs

    I have one Halo detector on my second floor (the only floor with wired interconnected alarms) that I installed about 17 months ago. Friday it beeped once, Sunday it beeped once, and this morning it beeped once. Sunday I figured out which device it was as the beep is difficult to track down. In the Iris console, it states, "Halo has an issue with its Smoke sensor." The problem is that in console, you only see this if you go to the devices page. There is nothing in the history, nothing in the 'home page' on the app or website, and no notifications. A little scary for something as important as a smoke detector. It's unfortunate as it was an easy way to get my second floor connected to Iris and keep it wired. I guess I'm going back to a dumb wired detector.
  3. I posted this in the 'Official' forum as well. But thought I would do so here in case it's of interest and not seen in the other forum. -Jim C Last night at 11:45 PM I had a minor leak in my basement that was detected by my leak detector. We were all asleep. My system is setup to do following for leaks: Silent Alarm Rule: Alert- Water Leak Detected (When Water Leak Sensor Basement reports a leak, then send Jim a message via Email.) Here's what happened: Phone call (I assume part of the silent alarm) Email Rule (above) Push notification Flashing v1 keypads (no sound) And the following scenes were run: Smoke or CO- Open Garage Door (When smoke or carbon monoxide are detected, then run Open Garage Door.) Smoke or CO- Turn ON Inside Lights (When smoke or carbon monoxide are detected, then run All Indoor Lights On.) Smoke or CO- Turn ON Outside Lights (When smoke or carbon monoxide are detected, then run All Outside Lights On.) It was a little disturbing for everyone in the house to be woken up by the phone and all the lights on because of some heavy rain. Alarms should be broken into three separate categories with individual settings: Security, Leak, and Smoke/CO. Breaking Smoke/CO into two would be even better. I do have to give credit for that fact that all that stuff happened immediately. The platform in general has come a long way since the initial transition to v2.
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    Outdoor camera disconnected

    I don't know if you've fixed this yet. I've been off the forum for a while... I did have this problem with v1 cameras- 1 indoor and 1 outdoor at the same time. Both were on WiFi connected to a powerline network adapter, so I originally started troubleshooting around that. I plugged them into the Ethernet port on the powerline adapter one at a time, and they both reconnected. One of them did an update while it was plugged in. That was probably a year or so ago, and they have both been working fine since.
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    Motion Sensor Inside Safe?

    I have a v1 motion sensor in a steel gun 'cabinet' and it works fine. It's 1 floor above the hub, almost directly above it. I have a v1 contact sensor in a steel gun 'safe' and it works fine as well.
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    Motion Sensor Trigger Timeout

    I received this from IrisByLowes last Thursday: Re: Regarding "Motion Sensor Trigger Timeout" Hi Jim, We wanted to send an update that the motion sensor issue you flagged to us has been resolved. A firmware update was released this morning that should address this issue. Let us know if you experience something of this nature again. Thanks again, The Iris Team I assume the firmware update is a hub update as I'm now running 2.1.0.060.
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    Motion Sensor Trigger Timeout

    Sparc, if I remember correctly, the scenarios you listed would have worked as you expected when running v1. In v2, the multi-sensor requirement (in my case 2 sensors to trip the alarm) only applies to motion sensors, including cameras. I think I'll post in the 'official forum' and see if support can answer why my alarm tripped with over 2 hours between motion being detected.
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    Motion Sensor Trigger Timeout

    Both are v1. One says the battery is at 70%, the other at 73%.
  9. This afternoon my alarm went off due to motion in my shop (shown as 'Barn' below). I confirmed that 2 motion devices are required for an alarm. Two devices did see motion, but it was over 2 hours apart (see below). I've been under the impression that motion had to be within a few minutes of each detection. Am I wrong? I have an occasional squirrel in the shop so when a camera or motion sensor sees motion, it turns on 'Barn Smart Plug' which powers a really loud Shop Vac for 60 seconds. It does a great job with the squirrels. I have no video for the motion at 11:26, but I do for 1:44. At that time, the sun was shining through a window on the floor directly under the motion sensor (it's ceiling mounting, facing straight down). Below is my history. Date and Time History 11-28-2017 1:45:08 pm Barn Smart Plug Switched off by the rule Barn Motion Frt 11-28-2017 1:44:37 pm Barn Motion Sensor - Front Motion was no longer detected 11-28-2017 1:44:23 pm Barn Lights 1st Floor Switched on 11-28-2017 1:44:23 pm Barn Lights Workbench Switched on 11-28-2017 1:44:22 pm Scene Run Scene All Barn Lights On was run by rule Alarm - Barn Lights On 11-28-2017 1:44:22 pm Security Alarm Triggered 11-28-2017 1:44:01 pm Barn Smart Plug Switched on by the rule Barn Motion Frt 11-28-2017 1:44:00 pm Barn Motion Sensor - Front Motion was detected 11-28-2017 11:27:42 am Barn Smart Plug Switched off by the rule Barn Motion Rear 11-28-2017 11:27:12 am Barn Motion Sensor - Rear Motion was no longer detected 11-28-2017 11:26:37 am Barn Smart Plug Switched on by the rule Barn Motion Rear 11-28-2017 11:26:37 am Barn Motion Sensor - Rear Motion was detected 11-28-2017 11:00:00 am Pool Pump Switched on
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    It's That Time of the Year

    I know some of you find it annoying, but I have two young kids that thought it was awesome last year! After the typical flipping out over seeing presents, they immediately asked me to check my phone to see if we got a photo of Santa. -Jim C
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    Question Regarding Thermostats

    Thanks for all your replies! It sounds like the thermostats are much more reliable than I had thought. It may be time to invest in a new one.
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    Question Regarding Thermostats

    Thank you guys for the info!
  13. I have not invested in connected thermostats as I've read of too many people having problems with them. I've read of runaway heat, a/c, and many failures to change temperatures at their designated times. Every once in a while I get interested again. With the connected thermostats, are there only a few time periods available for each day, like a standard programmable thermostat, or are you totally free to schedule anything you like? Here's what I'm getting at: When I've had devices that were supposed to turn on and off based on time, but did not have reliable connections, I would set a schedule like this (for Christmas lights): Sunset- On, 6:30 PM- On, 7 PM- On, 7:30 PM- On, 10 PM- Off, 11 PM- Off, 12 AM- Off, Sunrise- Off Can you do something similar with temperature on the thermostats to help ensure that you will eventually get the right temp if it is disconnected for say 30 minutes when it is supposed to change temp?
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    Local Processing Is Here

    I just posted a couple of questions regarding local processing on the 'official' forum. Hopefully they get answered. -Jim C
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    What just happened???

    Your post brings back bad memories. I was on vacation a few years ago in January shortly after I installed Iris v1. I only had a few devices installed, and only 1 with a temperature sensor. I was playing with the app while waiting at an airport on the way home, and said 'Wow, this system is worthless' as it showed my kitchen door sensor at 30 deg. I got home later that day to a 26 deg house and everything, including toilets, frozen solid. Now I have temperature notifications so I don't have to deal with that again...