Smitho

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  1. Smitho

    Question on Smart Plug Repeaters

    That's interesting, I've never had a problem with zwave stuff. It's always paired fine away from the hub. I don't have any V2 stuff though... Only V1 zigbee and zwave. Most of my V1 stuff are battery powered sensors, so I pair them close just because it's convenient... I've never tried the battery powered stuff away from the hub. I think I paired some of my V1 smart plugs on the other end of the house. All my Zwave GE wall switches were paired wherever the switch was without any issue.
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    Question on Smart Plug Repeaters

    Just wanted to throw this into the conversation: I have never moved my hub or any of my hard wired or plug in devices in order to pair them. Even the ones on the opposite end of the house have paired just fine without moving anything... Sometimes it takes a little longer if it's further away, but they always pair eventually. Every switch in my house is z-wave and I've only had one problem with a switch dropping in the 4 years I've been using iris... This was right around the time of the V2 transition and a 2 second hub reset squared everything away. I have always understood that, when a z-wave device pairs, it establishes a path of communication which is likely to hop off the nearest z-wave device. To me, it seems like I would not want it talking directly to the hub if I have another device which is closer. However, I guess this is the reason it tells you to "optimize" after you pair a new device (which I pretty much never do). With that said, I do always pair my battery powered stuff next to the hub, but it's just because it's convenient to do that with things like battery powered sensors... It seems like it takes the zigbee stuff much longer to pair though.
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    Iris 3.0 (Yes, it exists)

    I'm surprised they have labeled this as a "V3" hub... it does cause some confusion because the platform is not changing like it did from V1 to V2. Version 1 and Version 2 were two completely different systems. Version 3 is just some new devices but the iris service isn't changing at all. To me, it doesn't seem like V3 as much as a wifi variant of the V2 hub... Changing to the new hub doesn't really change you to a "new version of iris", it just enables a speaker and allows the hub to connect via wifi. I don't see much reason to move to the new hub if those things aren't important to you.
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    Iris 3.0 (Yes, it exists)

    If so, that is a great improvement and also gives hope that they could do a door bell sound with an update in the future.
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    Iris 3.0 (Yes, it exists)

    @accessdenied79 Thanks, that is exactly what I was looking to see. Unfortunately I think they missed an opportunity by not putting keyhole slots in the bottom. It would be really nice to have the option to mount it to the ceiling. I would love to have it mounted in a centrally located hallway... however, I'm not sure how many people would go through the trouble to run power to it in a situation like that... maybe POE would have been nice. I won't be picky though, it's just nice to have an option with audible alerts. I'm curious, does it do anything different on a "doorbell chime"? Since it has a speaker now, it would be really nice if an update in the future actually allows you to trigger different chimes and tones.
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    Iris 3.0 (Yes, it exists)

    Anyone that will... can you please visit this thread and give kudos to my post? We really need a migration tool for the new hub. I'm not about to redo all my rules, recreate my scenes, re-pair all my devices, etc... "Aint nobody got time for that" haha I'm sure others will avoid purchasing the new hub for the same reason. https://community.irisbylowes.com/t5/Feature-Suggestions/Why-can-we-no-longer-migrate-hubs/idi-p/5922
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    Iris 3.0 (Yes, it exists)

    @accessdenied79 Can you confirm existence of a USB port for the cellular adapter? I'm assuming it's there somewhere, and if so, is it recessed into the bottom in a way that the adapter will not stick out the side of the unit? I hate the way it sticks out the back of the current hub. Would it be possible to mount this to the ceiling? (does it have keyhole slots on it?) Thanks for any of these questions you can answer!
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    Iris 3.0 (Yes, it exists)

    That's interesting... hopefully future devices will utilize that function for a streamlined pairing process.
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    Anyone notice that an app update is rolling out?

    Looks like the pairing process for the new camera involves bluetooth. Thats something new, isn't it? I don't recall any previous devices utilizing bluetooth.
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    Iris 3.0 (Yes, it exists)

    https://www.irisbylowes.com/support?guideTitle=Hub-Already-Paired---Trying-to-Pair-a-2nd-Hub&guideId=b4049028-f309-4d8c-ae2b-5f1aff9b38da
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    Iris 3.0 (Yes, it exists)

    I WAS really excited about the prospect of a hub that could verbally let me know what was going on. Until I just read that there is no migration process... Unfortunately you will have to delete your hub, re-pair all your devices with your new hub, then re-create your rules, scenes, etc... I have 84 devices, so that's just not a process I want to go through.
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    Anyone notice that an app update is rolling out?

    Still lags a lot loading images while scrolling through the device section.
  13. Smitho

    Video Storage showing 0%

    My back porch camera and living room camera only record a handfull of clips each day. (Back porch is on motion... Livingroom only records for a few minutes each time the door is opened). 3GB would give me well over 3 months of clips. However, when I recently re positioned my front porch camera it now records a lot more because cars that pass by trigger it. I like being able to see my mailbox though.
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    Video Storage showing 0%

    I noticed something on the web dashboard recently that stated premium service now gives you unlimited storage for the last 30 days worth of clips, and up to 150 pinned videos. So it seems there is no longer a 3GB limit. Depending on how many cameras you record from and how many clips are recorded in a 30 day period, it could be that this provides you either MORE, or LESS storage than before. My guess is that they found that 3GB was enough to store several months worth of videos for most users, and decided to change the scheme to lower the overall amount of storage we are consuming. On a side note, it seems that there isn't much of a down side to upping the FPS and resolution of the video now, as larger videos will not likely impact how much you can store.
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    Iris 3.0 (Yes, it exists)

    Looks like it is 802.11b/g/n and also has a 3.7v rechargable lithium ion battery.