JimC

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  1. Question Regarding Thermostats

    Thank you guys for the info!
  2. 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?
  3. Local Processing Is Here

    I just posted a couple of questions regarding local processing on the 'official' forum. Hopefully they get answered. -Jim C
  4. 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...
  5. New V1 stock?

    I see the same stuff in my local Lowe's as well. It's stocked better than ever!
  6. Alarm arming Sound

    I received the new firmware on 9/20, but it took until 9/24 for the beeping to stop when arming. -Jim C
  7. Garage Security

    I'm in upstate NY and have an unheated/uncooled shop that is about 30' x 40'. At one end is a garage door (with no opener) and the other is sliding barn style doors. I have a camera inside above each door pointing at the opposite door and two ceiling mounted v1 motion sensors pointing straight down about 12' from each door. Each camera covers the opposite half of the building well. I use all 4 devices as alarm triggers and require two motion sensors to trigger an alarm. Except for when my cameras were flaky a couple of months ago, it has worked really well. The motion sensors and cameras pick up motion as soon as I step into the building. I also record for 30 seconds on movement. The temperature doesn't seem to affect the devices much. I just changed the battery in one motion sensor after more than a year of service.
  8. Door Chime Noise Changed?

    This sort of issue makes me wonder if they are just rehashing old code. If the issue was fixed with an update, what would cause something like this to happen again? It sounds like the programmers are ignoring the current working version and copy/pasting some superseded code into the system.
  9. Alarm arming Sound

    I'm having the same issue.
  10. GE Light Switches - ZWave vs Zigbee

    I switched to GE zigbee switches for my furthest devices, about 150' from the hub, and they are rock solid. The ZWave switches were disconnected more than they were connected out there, even with repeating devices in between. -Jim C
  11. You may want to double check to see what motion detectors are in use for alarms, along with how many are required. I had a single motion sensor set off the alarm when I was trying to troubleshoot my cameras not seeing motion. I removed the 2 cameras as alarm devices that were part of the 2 motion detectors required for alarm, leaving only a single motion detector. I never looked at the number of devices required, assuming it would stay at 2 and never alarm with only 1 remaining. I was proved wrong in the middle of the night. I checked the alarm requirements and it was down to 1 motion device required to alarm. Evidently, it tries to be smarter than you.
  12. Maintenance notice from Iris

    This may be the first update that didn't change my sensor used for temperature....
  13. Camera issues

    I got home last night and started troubleshooting. I noticed in my history that the garage camera had just detected motion. I haven't seen any camera show motion in weeks. So I walked through the areas my other 3 cameras cover and all showed motion. I also realized that the shutter-like click the camera makes when it sees something hadn't been working either. The cameras that were supposed to record on motion did so properly. I haven't done anything since my last post. I looked at the hub's properties, and there was another update and restart. It went from 2.1.0.013 to 2.1.0.032. A few weeks ago, I noted in another thread that almost all my zwave devices went offline for a couple of days. This would be about the same time my freezer reported over 7000 deg and others were speculating that upgrades were coming as they were seeing odd things happen as well. Thanks to all for your input, but I think this problem was caused and fixed by Lowes.
  14. Toasty Freezer

    That's my hub's firmware (above) as well. The contact sensor fw version is still 2.3.
  15. Toasty Freezer

    I think my hub just received an update to fix this problem. My rule to alert me when my freezer gets below 105 deg just went off. It's now a nice comfortable -4 deg. EDIT: My hub has been up for 2 minutes as of 1:47 PM.