Maddog

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  1. Maddog

    Camera Firmware Question

    Sorry to bring up an old topic but prior to the shutdown I am trying to make sure I have the latest Firmware on all my devices. Is there a way with https://proxy.iriswebportal.com to confirm you have the most recent firmware on your devices? I see that it lists the firmware and driver version and you can update a driver by double clicking on the driver version but I can't seem to find a way to confirm firmware is up to date. I also wanted to confirm that cameras get firmware updates over wifi and don't need to be hooked up to Ethernet or un-paired / re-paired to get the most recent firmware. Thanks!
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    Anybody got their pre-paid Visa card from Lowe's?

    I received mine today as well. Few things to note I also did not get an e-mail notification of the shipment. I just happened to stop at home between client sites for lunch when the mail lady knocked on the door. The other thing is the web activation for the gift card does not work but the phone activation does work so don't panic when you try to activate the card on the website and get a SQL error....
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    Multi-Tenant Capabilities

    I am considering SmartThings but I was curious how Smart Things will work with the In-Laws who live with us. We have a detached In-Law suite about 400ft from the primary house as well as a detached barn about 600ft from the primary house. So that raises a few questions that I have not been able to find the answer to: 1) With SmartThings can I control what user has access to what cameras? For example I do not want the in-laws to have access to the house cameras but I do want them to have access to the cameras with the detached In-Law Suite and the Barn 2) With SmartThings can I have more than one hub with cross hub controlled devices? For example I would like to make a single "rule" that turns on the outside lights at sunset. Some of the light switches are in the In-Law Suite, some are in the barn some are in the house. 3) With SmartTHings can I have multiple Alarm zones? In this case what I would like is for the In-Laws to be able to arm / disarm just their building and I would like the ability to just arm / disarm the house or the barn. Iris is the only system I am familiar with so I appreciate the help. If Smart things does not work well with multi-tenant would I would appreciate any input/insight if Hubitat or another system be a better solution?
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    Camera Firmware Question

    I am trying to figure out which (if any) of my cameras need a firmware update. I had a few questions: I thought I remember reading that cameras only update firmware when connected to Ethernet or will they get a firmware update over wifi. If I find a camera that does need a firmware update do I just power it down, hook it up via Ethernet and then power it up and it will automatically get a firmware update or do I have to unpair it and repair it? For Gen1 outdoor camera's is 1.0.06 the most recent firmware? For Gen2 outdoor cameras is 1.0.07 the most recent firmware? For Gen2 indoor cameras is 1.0.08 the most recent firmware?
  5. Hi Vettester, What I am hoping to find is just a mount that I can hook up the IRIS camera to. This way I can still use IRIS for all my camera viewing and recording but if I need to pan or tilt the camera I can do it over the Internet. I found this but it does not appear to have any kind of way to control it over the Internet: http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/82-12440?green=1F23BB16-6AEB-5D12-A75F-0E3978E4C8EE So imagine the Amcrest mount with no camera on it.......
  6. I was curious if anyone has found or better yet found and installed a pan / tilt mount that can be controlled remotely for an IRIS camera? I have a few cameras that even if I have to go to a separate app to move around would be very helpful. I did a bit of research and I could not seem to find a motorized, wifi connected, web accessible, with a mobile phone app camera mount that was not crazy expensive.
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    Cameras & Videos - Incredible and Irritating

    Is V1.0.04 the most recent firmware for V1 Cameras? I have not hooked up my cameras to Ethernet in over a year so I was curious if I need to hook them up to Ethernet to get any updates or if I already have the most recent firmware
  8. I have six CT101 thermostats and for about the past month I have had problems with two of them showing "no connection" in the IRIS app. The two thermostats are in different locations (one of which is actually the closest one to the IRIS hub) and each are connected to a different Taco controller (so they have different power supplies). When I go to the thermostats that are having problems and tap on the screen they reconnect in the IRIS app.. This leads me to believe those two thermostats are sleeping which I know can be a symptom of a problem with the C wire or transformer. I did use my volt meter and I confirmed that both of the thermostats are getting good voltage over the C wire. I also removed the batteries from the thermostat to confirm they are getting AC power (which they are). I have tried a hub reset as well with no luck. Does anyone have any other suggestions on how to keep the two thermostats that I am having a problem with from disconnecting or other troubleshooting I could try?
  9. I am on an iPhone and I do get notifications for Thermostat has lost connection, siren has reconnected, siren has disconnected, etc.. I am not sure how long the delay is from when the device disconnects or reconnects to when I get the notification but I do know it going off 3 or 4 times when you are trying to sleep is just not fun. Putting my phone on quite at night is not something I can do because of my work and also I do want the phone to go off if there is a fire, break in or water leak. Has anyone found a way to just disable notifications for device disconnects / re-connects or limit the time frame with V2? If not then maybe I post something in the feature request section. Thanks
  10. I am back to having items disconnect and re-connect at random (I have 8 V2 smart plugs that helped for a bit but items are back to dropping). I know sometimes Iris gets grumpy and so I am not going to worry about the disconnect and re-connect issue however my phone beeping about devices disconnecting and then reconnecting at 2:30 a.m., 3:15 am, and 4:42 a.m. made for a long night. Is there a way to limit device disconnect or re-connect push notifications based on time of day? If not can you turn off push notifications for device disconnects or reconnects but leave on notifications for items such as a fire, water leak, etc.?
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    Thermostat to Run Furnance Fan Only

    I would really like to do all kinds of rules around running the fan only. A few examples are: If humidity on Thermostat X is less than ___% run fan until humidity is ___% If _____ device is less than # degrees run fun until _______ device is # degrees run fan for _____ minutes when motion is detected or smart button is pushed With air exchangers, scrubbers, filters, mixed temperature zones and entire house humidifiers there are lots of conditions that it would great to automate kicking on the fan. What I am doing today is I have both the Iris thermostat and an old fashion thermostat (connected to the fan only) hooked up and I find myself toggling the old fashion one on and off all the time.
  12. It would be nice if the CT101 thermostats could run just the furnace fan and we had a set of rules when to trigger just the fan (no heat or cooling). I have baseboard heat and use the forced air for air conditioning in the summer and like to run just the fan on the furnace in the winter when the air gets dry in order to trigger the whole house humidifier. I will also sometimes run just fan to circulate the air in the house through the air scrubber I have on the furnace or if one room becomes much hotter or colder than another.
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    How many thermostats can the system (V2) support?

    I have 6. The only issue I have noticed is that if you change the temperature directly at the thermostat it does not update in the app. So you may set a zone to 67 degrees at the thermostat and the app will say it is set to 70. If you only use the app to change temperatures it seems to work better.
  14. Is anyone else having a problem with cameras and clips not showing up until you force close app and re-launch it? I have tried logging out and in as well as removing the app and reinstalling.
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    Oct. 26 iOS app update 1.14.1

    I have five CT101 thermostats and have noticed slow / no response from the thermostat when using the app. I have also noticed that if I change the temperature from thermostat the app does not update to reflect the new setting. For example I turned three of the thermostats down to 61 degrees and the app 24 hours latter still show them set to the previous 67 degrees. It is almost as though they are not connected to IRIS even though they show connected in the app. Here is where it gets interesting and why I think there is a bug at the moment. If I go to http://irisstatus.org/iris_portal the graphic on the portal show the incorrect thermostat set point (67 degrees) but if I hover over the book to see the history I do see the event with the exact time that I set the temperature to 61 degrees at the thermostat.