Smitho

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  1. Smitho

    Iris 3.0 (Yes, it exists)

    Looks like it is 802.11b/g/n and also has a 3.7v rechargable lithium ion battery.
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    Iris 3.0 (Yes, it exists)

    Googled that part number (IH300) and found this https://fccid.io/2AMI2IH300/RF-Exposure-Info/RF-Exposure-Info-3939864 It is referenced as a "WiFi" smart hub. Maybe this one doesn't need an Ethernet connection!
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    Iris 3.0 (Yes, it exists)

    woah. The specs mention a "built in speaker". It's almost like it's 2015 all over again Interesting that it says there are no USB ports. (how will we attach a cellular adapter?) Hopefully those specs aren't correct. (I've seen the specs section on CURRENT devices be wrong before, so that wouldn't surprise me). We don't know for sure that this is V3 though... This could just be a redesigned V2 hub.
  4. I'm not seeing the indoor/outdoor camera listed on the iris website or lowes website anymore. Last night we had 3 neighbors who's homes were broken into, so I was going to run to lowes to add a second outdoor camera to cover a side of my house that is vulnerable. I was surprised to see that they seem to no longer sell the cameras. I found that you can order the old version of the outdoor camera if you search on google to find the link, but searching the Lowe's website does not return a result. Seems odd that they would just discontinue the cameras without releasing a replacement... Between this and the lack of updates and new features recently, it really makes me concerned out the future of the platform. I remember when I could spend an hour or two a day reading the discussions here, but lately there are rarely more than a couple of posts every week.
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    Random Device Drops

    I have a good mix of about 85 zwave and V1 zigbee devices and I havent had anything drop.
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    Logitech Harmony Smart Control and Alexa

    Unfortunately, there is no integration between iris and harmony. Additionally iris doent support IFTTT (and have made it clear they will never consider IFTTT) so it cant be done that way either. There is no way to have iris and harmony talk to each other... Please go upvote these feature requests if it's something you are interested in: https://community.irisbylowes.com/t5/Feature-Suggestions/Logitech-Harmony-integration/idi-p/102 https://community.irisbylowes.com/t5/Feature-Suggestions/IFTTT-Integration/idi-p/65 Hopefully with enough support they will reverse their stance on IFTTT.
  7. I've seen reports that this functionality is not limited to just schlage, I wonder if it will require an update by iris to work? https://www.engadget.com/2018/05/09/alexa-can-open-schlage-smart-locks/
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    Deadbolt locked but iris doesn't know

    I still have constant issues with my lock. Often when we leave we lock the front door and once the alarm is set I get a notification saying the door is locking because the alarm was set while it was unlocked (but I KNOW it was locked). I also get frequent alerts saying the lock is jammed when I can verify that it is NOT. Sometimes I can simply unlock it remotely and lock it back and it will then show it locked properly. Other times I can just wait and I will eventually get a notification saying it is no longer jammed (although no one has touched it). It seems to work properly for the most part, it's just the status isn't always reported correctly.
  9. I have 76 devices and most of them have an image assigned to them. When I scroll through the device list it lags like crazy on iOS (I haven't tried android, so I don't know if it has the same issue). I've tried it on multiple iPhone models and it's not a problem with the phone's performance, the lagging has been consistent between my old iphone 5s, 6s plus, and my wife's iPhone X. My guess is the image taken from the phone's camera isn't getting scaled down. The app doesn't decrease the actual size of the image, so it's having to load full 12mp images constantly as I scroll through my list of devices. At this point I just want to get rid of the images. Is there any way short of deleting the app and re-installing? Last time I did that something funky happened with my notifications.
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    New iOS app 2.9.3

    https://community.irisbylowes.com/t5/News-Announcements/iOS-2-9-4/m-p/5114#M498
  11. Smitho

    Don't Throw Away Your Old Devices

    V1 iris devices do not currently work with any other system. I can't speak for everyone here, but I can imagine there are many people who just wont entertain the idea of jumping to another system because they have made a heavy investment in V1 devices which currently do not work anywhere else. If my devices are supported this is something I will be watching very closely. I'd love to have another option in the future but wouldn't be interested in switching until I felt like it was a "better" system than iris. Good luck to you!
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    Well ring is out

    It wouldn't surprise me if Amazon purchased Ring only for recognition of brand dominance. If they had planned on creating their own product, it would be hard to compete with ring which already has a major foothold in that corner of the market. By leveraging the ring "brand" in conjunction with the amazon "brand", they can release any new doorbell product they had in the works using the "amazon ring" brand and give these products an instant boost. It's also a quick and easy way to get around any patent issues they may have been facing. Not to mention they likely on-boarded some new talent from Ring's development staff. I bet all the old ring products become "legacy devices" pretty quickly.
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    Alexa scene with thermostat control ?

    https://community.irisbylowes.com/t5/Bug-Reports/Iris-scenes-do-not-work-with-alexa-routines/m-p/3533
  14. I have an outdoor camera which is showing as disconnected. I have tried power cycling the camera and a 2 second reboot on the hub. Anything else I should try before taking it down and physically connecting it to the network?
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    Appears that iris has no presence at CES again

    I doubt they have plans to drop iris any time soon. The current customer base is probably a self sustaining source of revenue. What they might do is stop marketing it and stop investing in it. Right now iris is probably still profitable, but not as much as the sale of nest and google devices. Unfortunately, if they stop investing in iris eventually the users will migrate to a more forward looking platform and that will lead to a situation where it is no longer worth the upkeep and they could decide to pull the plug then. Floor space is limited and they must have determined that the additional nest and google home sales outweighs the potential recurring revenue from iris.