Pavman

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    Device that can show power failure

    hmmmmm. assuming your HE has power backup , you could use a plug in outlet that has power draw capability, use it to power something that always has a power draw like an alarm clock, then set up a rule in RM to send you a notification if power drops below a certain level to 0.... I may do this myself now! EDIT: I posted before my morning coffee. Duh.. this wont work as the plug needs power to report. Maybe a polling rule where no response from the polled device would trigger the alert. I may play with this later..
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    Late to the party ...

    I switched to Hubitat after reading so many contradictory things about what it can and cannot do. My two biggest fears were not being able to acces my devices remotely and not having an app, BOTH of thes fears turned out to be non-issues. With Hubitat you basically create your own "app" dashboards and they are available on one or as many pages you would like. Hubitat is a thousand times more capable than iris; however, it is not plug and play and requires a good deal of thinking and patience to get a grasp of. Once you get the hang of it you will love it, but it is definately not for the plug and play person. If you are familiar with logic based rule programming (like formulas used in excel spreadsheets) you can handle it, otherwise, ST may be for you. My .02
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    SystronicsRF

    Great to know, I have three of them and they have all been working flawlessly on Iris for years. I also had owned a few of the hose timers and those were always troublesome!
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    SystronicsRF

    Have they been able to port the orbit irrigation timer (not the hose one) ?
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    New Gear Thanks to Iris

    I have the unifi camera system on my main residence, and while I do like the cameras, the Unifi Server software is less than spectacular. They are very slow to develop updates, which are mostly comprised of bug fixes which usually ends up breaking something else (sound familiar!) This week I and many others are having problems accessing cameras via the unifi cloud system. No response or acknowledgement from unifi. On my second residence I have a Lorex / Flir system and their software is almost unusable... i mean it's total crap, so much so I have been thinking about changing it out with mostly unifi cameras, but I will be using BlueIris for the NVR software. I have a small test system up and running and BlueIris is soooooo much better than the free Unifi NVR server software. I would highly recommend checking out BlueIris before you set your cameras up. My other consideration is just to buy the Ring camera system.. $100 a year and easy access, no server to set up etc... is a pretty good deal. just my .02
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    Multiple Locations

    Hmmm, when I had called I was only asking about their doorbell's and cameras. I wonder if this is different now with their new alarm system?? At the time I was thinking about changing my camera system on a vacation home to ring and had called to see if I needed a second subscription or if the "unlimited devices" offer was per location or username. I am hoping someone can confirm or deny!
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    Multiple Locations

    Many months ago, just before I took a hammer to my Ring doorbell i had called Ring and asked them if I purcassed the $100 annual subscription for unlimited devices could I use it i n two homes, or would I need two subscriptions. Their answer was I only need one account. Can anyone with expierence with this please confirm or deny?
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    Z-Wave devices disconnecting/reconnecting

    Exactly what I was looking for, Thanks Vettester!
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    Z-Wave devices disconnecting/reconnecting

    Got it!!! I opened the .gv file in a text editor and see the references there at the top as you said! Thanks to you both; hopefully, my stumbling will help someone out with this in the future. All the best!
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    Z-Wave devices disconnecting/reconnecting

    Thanks, I saw that link; however, my devices are not numbered as in the map. My Protocopl ID's look like this: VxxfAgLBEgAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA= ?? Not numbers?
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    Z-Wave devices disconnecting/reconnecting

    Well, I ended up moving my hub to the opposite end of the house and right next to one of the GE z-wave switches and all seems to be staying stable... Kudos to your great work on the portal! What a great tool ! I have downloaded the map and searched your postings but have yet been able to come across a key as to what the light grey and dotted connections mean? Also curious as to how to determine what device numbers on the map refer to? is there a post somewhere explaining this?? All the best!
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    Z-Wave devices disconnecting/reconnecting

    Found it! I need to study the output to try and understand it's meaning. I do get errors when trying to view and generate the png file.. Is this error to be expected? working on C:/Users/sven.PDT/Downloads/zwave-map.gv Warning: Unable to reclaim box space in spline routing for edge "C0xXRi03NzY49ZcZIAsAAAAAAAA=" -> "HExXRi03NzY49ZcZIBwAAAAAAAA=". Something is probably seriously wrong. Warning: Unable to reclaim box space in spline routing for edge "BkxXRi03NzY49ZcZIAYAAAAAAAA=" -> "GExXRi03NzY49ZcZIBgAAAAAAAA=". Something is probably seriously wrong.
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    Z-Wave devices disconnecting/reconnecting

    Wow, nice website, I had not seen it since you started your project, thank you for your efforts! I am missing the area where I might find any sort of device mapping tool?
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    Z-Wave devices disconnecting/reconnecting

    RE: Paring Plug within 10 feet... strange that it would work this way, but then again so is everything with Iris.... Here is another strange thing with my issue... My Z-wave GE devices almost always re-connect during the daytime as my outside porch light, landscape lights etc.. will turn on, per my scheduled timers; however, they almost always drop off in the middle of the night and I have to shut every switch off manually in the morning. They will reconnect again sometime in the afternoon and then disconnect in the middle of the night. It certainly seems like Iris is tinkering with the system in the middle of the night, over and over and over again... Out of frustration I called tech support yesterday and asked them to send me a new hub, they of course refused and told me that I should shut un-pair ALL z-wave devices, then shut down the house power for 5 minutes, then re-add each one to the system... I haven't decided if I want to try this yet as I have many different schedules on my z-wave devices. It would be nice if they would send me replacement zigbee switches and take my z-wave ones in return as zigbee has been 100 times more reliable all the way back to the superior V1 system
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    Z-Wave devices disconnecting/reconnecting

    Well, everything was finally reconnected and working fine yesterday, and now this morning all GE z-wave wired devices are down. My years of patience isnwearing thin!