mojo2600

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    Reset 2nd gen hub to give away

    Thank you accessdenied79. I just hate to call tech support--will probably let him do it. :) I will reset it as you said though. I still have one hub with just a few things on it, but I have mostly gravitated to ST. Iris was fun for the last 6 years and I hate to say goodbye to an old friend but I think she is bleeding now.....and I hope I'm wrong. Thank you again for the reply, mojo2600 "Old phone phreaks never die, they just build new boxes."
  2. I have a 2nd gen Iris hub that I had setup in a 2nd home years ago. Last year I unplugged it and pulled batteries and stored it away. I'm done with this hub and am giving it away to a friend along with some smart plugs. Do I need to "unlink" it somehow from my account even though it hasn't been plugged in for about a year? Been so long since I fooled with Iris I can't remember much about resetting it or do I need to call iris support and have them do something? Does holding red button down factory reset it?
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    Marvin Ellison

    Lowes is closing stores of the Orchard Supply chain they bought. What concerns me is that they plan to "aggressively reduce inventory in Lowes stores of poor performing products". As I've said before, all 9 stores in my immediate area have Iris displays that are "dead & dried on the vine". A couple of stores no longer even stock Iris products. Guess we'll see come Q1 2019. https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/22/news/companies/lowes-earnings-orchard-supply-hardware/index.html mojo2600
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    Sad news for Halo Labs

    All Lowe's in my area still have them as well at regular price as of last weekend...will look tomorrow when I travel to Louisiana.
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    Sad news for Halo Labs

    I got same email today. I have 3 Halo Plus and 4 Nests...I always thought the Halos were cheap made in comparison to Nest. I only liked the NOAA weather radio feature of Halo...The Halo light was useless and cheesy....I love the nightlight feature of Nest though. I hate they are closing but it doesn't surprise me. mojo2600
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    Marvin Ellison

    If he was to do a walk-through in Lowes stores in this area and see the Iris displays, he'd probably definitely put Iris on the chopping block as the displays are pathetic. The Iris displays need to be put out of their misery before rigor mortis sets in on them. I don't understand why Lowes has let Iris go down like it has in this area yet the Nest, Google, etc displays are well stocked and clean. Lowes is behind in sales trailing Home Depot. Retail articles I've read lately point out that Lowe's venture in tech "store in a store" and robots hasn't helped sales...while HD focused on training their employees to be more knowledgeable about its products...this is something Lowes needs to do as well...most Lowes employees are ignorant when it comes to Iris. Time will tell about Ellison and the future of Iris...he seems to be quick on the draw though...he definitely came in with both guns loaded with hair pin triggers. Once 4th quarter 2018 holiday sales figures come out in early 2019, that could be a deciding factor. Even though Lowes is really a home improvement store, Christmas sales will make or break a store....especially in consumer tech products mojo2600.
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    Problem with forum

    Thanks Otto Mation, but there are no notifications showing for me in my profile and the bug keeps appearing. Don't know why it just started doing this as the IDM proggie has not been updated or changed since I installed it. The only way I see to stop this is totally disable IDM from running in the background. ..guess I'll just have to live with it. Thanks again.
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    Problem with forum

    I have a paid version of "Internet Download Manager" (IDM) for downloading files from websites. I have used this program for years as well as accessed this forum for years. Recently an annoying problem has cropped up while accessing any section of this forum. IDM pops up trying to automatically download the following MP3 file from this forum: http://forum.livingwithiris.com/applications/core/interface/sounds/notification.mp3 The above URL is the link that IDM captures each & every time I click on any topic or reply on this forum...IDM then tries to download the mp3 to my PC--I have to cancel the download. It is very annoying trying to read this forum as it pops up every time. Again this problem just started a month or so ago and only happens on this forum. I've even let the download go thru and IDM just keeps downloading the same MP3 file but sequentially numbers the subsequent downloads...after a few topic reading, I'm stuck with a download folder full of the same notification.mp3 file to delete. Any ideas how to stop this? I've cleared cookies, cache, etc.
  9. For those of you that use Wink, most Iris products are now supported by Wink as they keep adding more & more HA product compatibility every few weeks or so. I just have a feeling that the Iris fat lady is warming up to sing in the distance sometime in 2018...hope I'm wrong but a shakeup is bound to happen with Lowe's treating Iris like a red-headed step child. mojo2600
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    Iris Q3 Reset Overview on YouTube

    It really didn't say a whole lot about Iris IMO as it was basically for dept. managers to show them how to reset the Iris end cap/aisle display--stick up a new sign for Google Home and have "pick tickets" for GH for customers to purchase it, plus have Sensormatic banding on Iris hub, Iris security packs, etc. to eliminate pick tickets on those items. The guy said they also still had a lot of V1 stuff in inventory that would be merchandised cheaper alongside new Iris stuff--but his version of cheaper seems to be different from what mine is as most of the V1 stuff around here is still not really at a lower price point in my local stores. The guy didn't address the main problem I see in the 9 stores in my area (some have dropped Iris altogether)--they sure need to blow off the thick layers of dust on the Iris packaging, clear out the shop-worn/opened/torn products. Just hanging up a couple of new signs and sliding in a corner shelf like the guy showed is not going to help the displays too much in my area stores. A good half day of dusting, wiping, new plastic hang tags, reset shelves, hang pegs, etc is needed in every Iris display around here. I can't believe that a visit from a regional or district manager hasn't cleaned up these valuable retail end cap displays in 2+ years in area stores here--I guess they just don't care. If I was a dept. manager over the Iris aisle, I would be ashamed to have such a pitiful looking display. mojo2600
  11. I haven't tried it yet with Nest, Hue, Wink or ST: http://www.inewsandtech.com/microsoft-starts-letting-windows-10-users-control-smart-home-devices-from-their-pc-the-verge/
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    New echo to be smart home hub

    https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/27/16375116/amazon-echo-plus-speaker-alexa-annnounced-smart-home-hub I see some will also ship with Philips Hue bulbs...lots of new stuff coming for Xmas sales. mojo2600
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    Iris 2.5?

    Yes that was a very surprisingly fast fix. Thank you Iris. I wish now they would change the aesthetics of the Iris app itself. I was hoping the update would change the aesthetics of the entire app. IMO Iris gets the award for one of the most "butt-ugliest" and clunky navigation HA apps of them all. I'm glad I only have to use it for keypad and Orbit hose timer usage. All my other HA devices have been moved to other platforms.
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    Iris 2.5?

    The ONLY reason I am still using Iris is because I like the keypad. I sure hope they fix the buzz as I got the email at work today too. Wink just added support for the Iris contact sensors as well as the Iris leak sensors. If Wink adds support for the Iris keypad I will be a "former" user of Iris for the second time as there will be no reason to continue with Iris. I have used the Iris keypad with Smartthings but like it with Iris...hope they fix the buzz. mojo2600
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    Samsung SmartThings at Lowes?

    They're showing up in my area stores too. That's a strange marketing tactic. What's next? Will Lowes have Home Depot employees setup an in-store table offering Home Depot credit card applications? LOL mojo2600