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EyeRuss last won the day on March 13 2017

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  1. Iris sent me news about Santa Tracker

    And I bet we can also find a LOT of items that have not been addressed.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Look up parity in the dictionary. There is no such thing as 99% Parity (or any smaller number). It strictly refers to 100%. Sort of like someone trying to say they are 70% pregnant. Either you are, or you are not. I really miss the temperature graphs.
  10. IRIS Team: Important notice about Alarm Requirements

    What about us DIY that don't want to have anything to do with professional monitoring? I prefer to know that only one sensor has been tripped. Does this mean that we are about to have this new policy crammed down our throats for the benefit of IRIS ????????????????
  11. New TOS and Privacy Policy

    Nope. You are so brilliant. You thought of everything.
  12. New TOS and Privacy Policy

    I'm just pissed off because they waited to throw the mandatory approve screen at me when I came home. Therefore locking me out of my house for 2 hours while I studied the new stuff. For those that want a summary and don't have time to read the TOS, here is a summary: IRIS has no responsibilities or obligations, and the customer has absolutely no legal recourse is they screw up after being careless. And if Lowes closes support for IRIS you have no legal recourse and no refunds. The customer on the other hand is spied on, agrees to allow IRIS access to view your full Credit Report, and so many more negatives. Nothing good in there for the customer. Oh, and in their vagueness IRIS leaves it open to have the right to look at you in your cameras.
  13. Iris Keypads on Sale for $10.00

    The "metrics" are quite simple my dear. They put it on sale for one guy. He makes a post on the forum. (Think, free advertising.) All the other geeks jump at the low price. Half of them go ahead and buy one anyhow at FULL PRICE because they were thinking about getting another one anyhow. Its called Impulse buying. It's the American way. Haven't you ever worked in sales?
  14. Power Adapter for Siren Module

    While we are kicking around an old discussion, I put my siren into service in 2013. It still is reporting 70% battery level. At this rate IRIS will be obsolete before the batteries are in need of replacing.
  15. V1 Keypad Experience

    We have 3 version 1 keypads. We use all of them to turn the alarm off and on. We have no trouble using them on the V2 hub. We have learned that when turning the alarm off, do not hit the keys at a rate faster than one key per second.