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  1. 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
  3. I haven't tried it yet with Nest, Hue, Wink or ST:
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    New echo to be 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
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    Can Orbit Hose Timer work with Alexa

    Thank you sir for the reply. I think I'll rig up a solenoid with a smart plug to suffice for now that Alexa can handle.
  9. I bought the cheap Orbit Hose Timer just to turn on a soaker hose. It works fine with Iris app but would rather just be able to tell Alexa to turn it on rather than pulling out phone for Iris app. Anybody know of a way to have Alexa do this? Alexa doesn't "see" the timer in devices.
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    Dumb ceiling fan to smart

    Glad you got it going Terk. I originally tried it with ST and also had to load the DTH...just wanted to see it work with ST as an experiment. Final was just pairing it with Wink as it was super easy with Wink. This was a problem fan as far as HA is concerned as it wasn't switch controlled...controlled only by pull chains. This J receiver and remote sure made me happy with this fan. I think the company is selling the J receivers like hotcakes now to ST & Wink users as Home Depot has not put this in their stores yet. Glad it worked out for you too. mojo2600
  11. All Lowe's in my area are $129 and $149 too Smitho...Area home Depot has them beat here too.
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    $99 it dying?

    I forgot about the Echo Look...definitely a dud! Is "Alexa, do these Levi's make my butt look big?" next? I'm sure the Echo Show will get loads of accolades tomorrow...time will tell if it fizzles after launch. If it doesn't we'll be bombarded ad-naseum with advertising for it this holiday season as it's only 150 days until Black Friday. LOL It will be interesting to see what Iris, Wink, ST & others do with it.
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    $99 it dying?

    You're probably right about that Sparc. I'm definitely holding off a few months before even thinking about buying one of these. The days of me pre-ordering alpha/beta tech are over...been burned too many times already. Amazon is due for a dud after Echo's grand entrance...Echo Show could be it...I'll let others test it first.
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    $99 it dying?

    I was in Lowe's today and see the Nucleus intercom is down to $99.00 yellow tagged. I feel like it's about to be blown away by Echo Show when it launches. I haven't kept up with Nucleus as far as Iris is concerned. Did Nucleus ever integrate with Iris in any way? $99 is tempting, but I guess I should wait for the dust to settle on Echo Show after it launches as I'm sure it will be promo priced by November Black Friday. I have a feeling Nucleus will not be able to keep up with Amazon as Jeff Bezos' pockets are much deeper.
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    My iris grade is...

    D- Lots of (D)isconnects/(D)roputs. Always seems to happen in middle of night. I would not and don't depend on this for a home security's OK to play with but I'm tired of a system that is not stable. My ST and Wink are pretty much "plug & play" but with Iris it's "plug & PRAY". I give Lowe's an F for their apparently "we don't care" attitude as for customer service on Iris issues as well as marketing Iris on store levels. Out of 10 Lowe's stores in my area...if they even still carry Iris, the displays for Iris are horrible! I've seen local front yard rummage sales with better product displays than Iris displays...Sears & Kmart even on life support now have better retail displays for some of their low end items than what Lowe's displays. First impression is a lasting impression on new customers looking for HA products. I've been with Iris from the first week of store launch, but Iris' customer base seems to be dwindling IMO...if Iris slowly bleeds out and dies then Lowe's will only have themselves to blame. I still say that I hear the fat lady warming up in the distance to sing. I hope I'm wrong. mojo2600 "Old phone phreaks never die, they just build new boxes."