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  1. EyeRuss

    IRIS Being shut down by Lowe's??

    My name is EyeRuss, and I approved this ad. And I approve SystronicsRF using my favorite forum, Living With Iris.
  2. EyeRuss

    Something new is coming

    Heck. I would take temperature logging over energy logging any day, if I HAD to choose only one.
  3. EyeRuss

    IRIS Being shut down by Lowe's??

    This issue with IRIS bailing out could cost me $4,150.00 I have 83 IRIS devices in use. They are all and only version one. Version one just works reliably for me. I jumped into IRIS in 2012. I endured untold grief while they got their act together. If I paid $20 average for each IRIS device, then I have spent $1,660.00 on IRIS. In early 2014 I could see IRIS's incompetence never ending. (Today, I have been proven right). I decided to cover my rear, by purchasing Vera and using non proprietary zWave devices. I have about 75 zWave devices in my Vera system. Vera has been rock solid reliable for me. And NO forced untested updates!!!! But I stayed with IRIS (also) because zWave motion sensors, door sensors, keypads, etc are 3 times more expensive. So to replace all of my proprietary AlertMe/IRIS devices could cost me $4,150.00 if there is never a buyer, or if the buyer can't get free royalties to the proprietary AlertMe/IRIS devices. Yes, there could be a buyer.... and we could see a heavy price for the AlertMe monthly royalties... and need to walk away. I have somewhere to go (Vera). I won't be homeless. But I could be financially broken.
  4. EyeRuss

    Iris Web Portal

    It's down for me right now. Just keeps asking for me to log in. I have really appreciated this web portal.
  5. EyeRuss

    V1 Smart Plugs & V1 Smart Buttons

    I would like 3 packs (12 modules) of the Smart Plugs. Lowe's dosen't even sell them anymore. Please PM me with shipping cost. Thanks.
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    Iris Version No Longer Available

    Right, only the few left in the store are available. Then they are all gone. Corporate (warehouse) will not sell any more.
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    Iris Version No Longer Available

    When I went to the Lowe's Site today all the Version 1 items are no longer available. Motion, Door, Smart Plugs, Button. Anyone know why. Here are links: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Iris-1-Sensor-Indoor-Door-and-Window-Sensor/3735305 https://www.lowes.com/pd/Iris-Indoor-Window-and-Door-Sensor-Works-with-Iris/1000008682 https://www.lowes.com/pd/Iris-110-Volts-Volt-White-Iris-Smart-Plug/3735315 https://www.lowes.com/pd/Iris-4-Pack-110-Volt-White-Smart-Plugs/1000008664 https://www.lowes.com/pd/Iris-120-Degree-Passive-Infrared-Security-Motion-Detector-Works-with-Iris/3735303 https://www.lowes.com/pd/Iris-120-Degree-Passive-Infrared-Security-Motion-Detector-Works-with-Iris/1000008670 https://www.lowes.com/pd/Iris-First-Gen-White-Wireless-Home-Automation-Button/3735313 https://www.lowes.com/pd/Iris-White-Security-Alarm-Button-Works-with-Iris/1000008676 Yet on April 17th I checked the inventory of each item (links above), and there was between 3,000 and 20,000 of each depending on the item. Any thoughts?
  8. EyeRuss

    Iris sent me news about Santa Tracker

    And I bet we can also find a LOT of items that have not been addressed.
  9. This morning I got an email from IRIS alerting me of their lame Santa Tracker feature in the IRIS app. It pisses me off that the IRIS app development team is so lame about priorities, and have not spent time delivering the Version 1 parity that they so many times promised. IRIS still has not come close to parity with version 1. I don't need Santa. Give me PARITY or give me DEATH.
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    Local Processing Is Here

    Well, Yes and no. They designed it such that the alarm can not be turned on without Internet ON PURPOSE. So, No. It is not an issue! Why? Because Iris developers are not paid as much as Google developers. And everyone gets what they pay for.
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    Local Processing Is Here

    Here are my test results 12/5/17: Alarm will NOT turn ON with keypad or App if hub is disconnected from the ethernet cable. Alarm WILL turn on from keypad or app BUT ONLY if ethernet net cable IS connected and the Internet is working. Alarm will sound if I trip any door or motion sensor while the ethernet net cable is removed from the hub. I can stop the alarm only at the keypad. AFTER I reconnect the ethernet cable, the events that happened with the ethernet cable disconnected, ( like opened door, turned off at keypad, etc.) will appear in the history within 5 minutes. I have ALL V1 devices only. I can't test anything else, as I use Vera as my home automation system including water sensors, temp control, etc. Iris is only my toy.
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    Toasty Freezer

    Regarding the use of V1 contact sensors as temperature sensors. I have found that a battery placed in a 10 degree F environment will report as nearly dead. That same battery allowed to warm to room temperature of 70 degrees F will report as nearly new. Therefore I have soldered two wires to my V1 contact sensor battery contacts. The sensor sits in the freezer, the battery is in a CR2 battery holder outside of the freezer.
  13. Here is my 40 Amp solution, and it is supported by IRIS. Use a smart plug to control this 40 amp relay. http://amzn.to/2h4n9Dr This relay has 2 normally open contacts. You can use it to switch only the single hot wire on a 120VAC appliance, or wire it to switch both hot wires on a 240VAC appliance. I use it to switch a 2 HP water pump. I use another to control the power to the electric water heater during Off-Peak hours. This (with a Smart Plug, or any z-Wave switch) could be used to control any device that needs an isolated switch, such as something battery operated. Way less money than the item above.
  14. EyeRuss

    Range Issue on Contact Sensor on Shed Door

    Is this a Steel or a Wood shed? Steel will attenuate the signal, if the sensor is inside. Perhaps up to 90 percent. Wood will not be much of a problem at all.
  15. EyeRuss

    Iris didn't tell me

    I have a large area of lawn. It's about 20,000 square feet. My sprinklers in that zone run for 30 minutes. The irrigation pump can pump 4000 gallons per hour. If I go away for a 3 day weekend (and Iris fails to turn off the water) I can come home and find that over a quarter of a million gallons of water has been dispensed. Iris is my toy... Vera is my Home Automation. Iris is used for non important tasks over here.