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  1. Anyone have a smart plug (2nd gen) take a crap?

    Is that a cap or an MOV? Could it have been a surge?
  2. My Hub Disconnected itself Today - A cautionary tale

    I wonder if it's not possible to "restore" the pairings in bulk to a new hub because the device itself is looking for the MAC address (or equivalent) of the hub and restoring the pairing LIST to a new hub wouldn't work because the DEVICE would be looking for the old hub. Then my next question would be...is it possible to clone/spoof the address of the old hub on a new hub. People do that with routers - clone their MAC address - so the ISP's modem thinks the same router is still attached.
  3. I switched to the free plan about a week ago and I haven't missed anything. I tested one of my leak sensors over the weekend and confirmed that I received the call/notification/email. I feel better about Iris and it's quirks/issues now that I'm not paying for it. When I was paying $10/month, I was getting annoyed every time something didn't work or wasn't at V1 parity.
  4. I just downgraded to free plan. I don't have cameras or care pendants. Everything I use is a "rule" or a "scene" (either timed lights, or notifications of sensors), even if some of the rules are listed under "Care" in the rules section. (Care card is blank). Let's see what happens. Considering no offline processing, no notification of the internet going down (something I really miss from V1), devices disconnects causing scenes not to work (and no notification until 24 hours later), if I can save $130 (with taxes) a year, it keeps me from dumping the system entirely.
  5. Iris down?

    I had a scene fail around 8pm eastern. The history shows the scene itself ran, but none of the devices in the scene show as turning on (and they didn't...dark house again!). I was able to manually turn them on from the app about 90 minutes later when I saw the failure. I was home and my internet connection was up.
  6. IRIS Team: Important notice about Alarm Requirements

    And I, as has been the case lately, received none of them.
  7. Maintenance Notice

    I'd appreciate knowing why I don't get any of these emails.
  8. Hub update notice

    Mine is showing the 2.1.0.008 firmware, but I never received a notice. So they didn't notify everyone who was getting it...
  9. Hub update notice

    No email here. But I don't have the cellular backup either. Maybe they are only updating hubs that have the cellular backup?
  10. Iris Keypads on Sale for $10.00

    I was in my local Lowes today for something else and saw they had 2 keypads on the hanger. One was open and ripped, the other looked sealed up. I didn't buy, but the hook was marked for the $16 price. I don't know what the website might say as it claims it's not available at this store V2 smart button was $10.
  11. The Iris Portal shows my bulb as this version: 1020325 You mentioned ".316" ... is the "325" in mine ".325"?
  12. It was more like $40 if I recall, it's the multi-color dimmable. It definitely wasn't $15. Any recommendations on a light that works reliably with Iris? If I recall, when I bought this bulb, it was the recommended way to go with Iris as there wasn't much in terms of other choices. I had another bulb before that...I'm trying to recall which...that was a nightmare of instability. The Osram I have is one of the SKUs that was supported in an Iris monthly update last year...if it's supported, then my feeling is it should work. If it's unstable on Iris after they claim that it is supported, that's a Lowes issue, not a customer issue.
  13. Anyone else having connect/disconnect issues with their devices lately? Twice in the past week I've had most of my devices all fall off at the same time and then over the course of a couple of hours, they reconnect or reconnect/disconnect/reconnect. (of course no notification from Iris...I usually notice when something doesn't work as planned). The most annoying part is items like my Osram porch light act strange when it reconnects...like coming on with a color setting. The other day, my wife calls to me...Why is the porch all blue? Ugh...hard to explain why Iris is good to have when these stupid things keep creeping up. And I would have come home to a dark house last night if it hadn't been a weekend and I was home to notice the lights didn't turn on. I had a motion sensor that "detected" motion when it reconnected...of course the actual motion was about an hour earlier. (So is the device "storing" the motion notification to send to the hub, or did the hub actually receive it real time but was falsely thinking the sensor was offline?) Devices affected include: V1 contact, V1 motion, V1 keypad, GE outdoor, Osram light, V1 button, V2 smartplug...they are all over the house, some within 20 feet of the hub. In addition to making the stupid 24 hour disconnect notification time configurable, it would be nice to have an immediate notification if something scheduled to have (like a scene that turns a light) fails to happen. I let the app run another ZWave rebuild...I'm not convinced it helps these things, but I'll try anyway.
  14. Check Your Cellular Backup For Failure

    I don't have the cellular backup (v1 or v2), so I can't speak that part, but a little clarification about cell carriers. StraightTalk is owned by the same company as Tracfone (America Movil). StraightTalk is not limited to Walmart (although it is sold at Walmart). StraightTalk, Tracfone, and others like it are MVNOs, mobile virtual network operators. They don't own any cell sites...they lease block time from a major provider (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile) and resell it, usually as prepaid. StraightTalk, like Tracfone, has different carriers that are used...but the specific carrier your device uses is a function of that device. Because StraightTalk "uses several carriers", doesn't mean you automatically get better coverage. In fact, you can have worse coverage with ST than a Verizon native device if the ST device uses AT&T and you don't have as good AT&T coverage. (just an example, I don't know what the Iris device uses).
  15. Leaking leak detector batteries

    A caution for anyone who has a Utilitech leak sensor and put in the "GP" batteries that came with it. I bought one about 18 months ago with the sensor down in my sump pit (above the float switch line, so I'd know if it failed). Recently the Portal was showing the battery at 40%, so I decided to change them. Opened it up and the batteries had leaked all over the place. It was all "wet" inside. They were the ones that came with the unit. I cleaned it out and replaced them with name brand AAs. Had odd behavior, like the battery level still showing at 40%. I tried testing it and had no alarm or notification it was being tripped. I left it like that for a few days, but Iris did not show it as disconnected, yet the Portal still showed battery at 40%. I tried removing it from Iris and had to force it. I tried re-pairing with the 8 presses method and it wouldn't re-pair. I think the leaking batteries caused it to go south. I ended up buying a new unit. (which, by the way, you need to push the button once after the batteries are put in to get it to pair. The instructions included are old, refer to the website and don't say that. The App step-by-step pairing for that item does say to.)