Wlepse

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    Most robust way to automate alarm

    Well I gave up on the Alertme fob and bought a second gen iris keyfob. DOA out of the box...I even made sure the box looked clean before purchasing. I guess the QC is pretty crappy on these things.
  2. Not a bad idea, I will have to look at the wiring and see if I can break it anywhere fairly easily. But the one thing I was really looking forward to was easy on off. Often I will reconnect the filter or vacuum after swimming and bump the pump just to make sure there are no leaks, I could still do that but would need the phone if I remote locate the panel.
  3. I want one of these but my pump is about 80 feet away and worried the signal won't be reliable enough. Can you confirm if this is at all like the bluetooth units that keep scheduling and timer locally?
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    Most robust way to automate alarm

    Weird...I would have expected earlier versions to work but maybe not later but who knows. Frustrating I can't even get it to partially connect anymore.
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    Most robust way to automate alarm

    If someone has one of these can you confirm what your board says? At the top mine says 2007 and has a rev of 1-1. I realize this won't confirm firmware but maybe they made a hardware change with the -1 that makes it incompatible?? Oh and I removed the board and confirmed there are no buttons on the bottom.
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    Most robust way to automate alarm

    Listed said new but no way to tell for sure. It came in a box but there were no seals on it so I think this may have been part of a package. Last night I also tried changing the battery to see if that would help but still nothing. Just confused how one time it connected but was not supported and I can't repeat that again. If that connection never happened I would just give up, but that is giving me some hope.
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    Most robust way to automate alarm

    Hub reset didn't work. Still messing with device resets but getting no where. Wonder why one time it sort of connected but now it is just doing nothing.
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    Most robust way to automate alarm

    Hopefully I will get a chance to try that tonight, I just need to get the pool pump running before I start getting some funky water. But thanks for the suggestion.
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    Most robust way to automate alarm

    Not sure what is going on but tried again two more times this morning. Once by selecting Iris gen 1 fob and the last time not selecting anything but verifying the hub light was flashing...still no luck. Not sure why one time it kind of connected. Any other suggestions?
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    Most robust way to automate alarm

    I don't see any inside and according to this link: http://forum.alertme.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=103 You use the away button.
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    Most robust way to automate alarm

    Well the Alertme fob came and so far I haven't had any luck getting it to pair. I have tried a few dozen times and only once did it somewhat connect saying unsupported device. I uninstalled it and have never gotten that far again. Any ideas or suggestions? I tried leaving the battery out for more than 10s then pressing a side button 8x's to reset but still nothing.
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    Most robust way to automate alarm

    I agree the stakes are higher when your home but it seems like daytime burglaries are on the rise. So automating it for this reason alone is important. Also I think many discount how it makes people feel when someone breaks into their home...some people never quite recover. So for me it is vital to arm it when we leave but also to make it seemless so we are less likely to get false alarms.
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    Most robust way to automate alarm

    Txs...just bought one to try. I will post back here when I get it and let everyone know if it works. But if there are other suggestions please let me know.
  14. Sadly this device was partially funded by Amazon and then they basically copied it but took the idea a little further.
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    Most robust way to automate alarm

    Well if they made better hardware; making the rules and scenes free would make more people buy devices. I am sure I am not the only one of the users that has been waiting to buy new devices wondering what will happen. Since the Gen 2 devices can move to other platforms it is a zero risk move for me. So this could boost their revenue and eventually get me to sign up for monitoring further boosting revenue. But I just don't have faith in getting this automated. Thanks for the suggestion on the time based approach but my wife is a stay at home mom...so the schedule is not regular at all. I thought about the button by the door but that doesn't disable the alarm when she comes back and I know I will get lots of false alarms. I really need this to be something that happens automatic.
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    Leaksmart sensor firmware

    I have a Leaksmart valve and several sensors. Overall I am very happy with the system since it already saved my butt, but with that said I had one sensor that was continually dropping from the hub. I reached out to Leaksmart and they were super helpful. Apparently they gave Iris a new version of the firmware that helps with these drops and conserves battery but it hasn't been released yet. So he sent me a sensor with the latest firmware (rev 34) and so far it has been rock solid. It wasn't until yesterday I realized the web portal allows you to see the firmware version of these devices and much to my surprise they were all 21. Can anyone else that has these sensors check to see what firmware they are running? Having a hard time understanding how I am so far behind on the firmware level and not sure if there is anything I can do to force an update if one is even available.
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    Leaksmart sensor firmware

    Very weird
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    Leaksmart sensor firmware

    Where did you look? If I recall I saw something similar in one section, but I think under Troubleshooting>All devices it showed firmware numbers that matches what Leak smart rep was telling me about.
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    Hub update notice

    Got it...glad to see they do seem to be listening.
  20. So a while back I had a Leaksmart valve save my but and recently I know of someone else that had a water leak. Luckily theirs was small since they had no system but now I am feeling nervous about having something so important possibly defeated by not having internet. So it got me to thinking. I almost exclusively use this system as a cheap and cheerful alarm and only arm and disarm while I am home. So it got me wondering if I should make the switch back to the original hub (unfortunately I tossed mine). I realize the old hub wouldn't have app access off the network but would the app still work locally? Also has anyone looked into setting up a connection via VPN so you could potentially control it remotely? Is there anything else I am missing on issues that might come up when trying to do this? I am just getting tired of waiting for local processing.
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    What are limitations of old hub?

    Crap..but thanks for saving me some effort. Maybe I am best to make the switch to something else. I just don't want to risk safety because Iris can't deliver local processing like we had before. Worst case I will look at the leaksmart hub. So far they have been super helpful with a few issues I had, even going so far to send out a new sensor to test.
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    No Local Hub Processing When Offline HUGE BUG/FLAW

    That would be awesome...the Leaksmart valve saved me once, hopefully I will never need it again but scary to thing my house could be underwater and never respond if the internet was down.
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    Avi-on . . . the un-IRIS

    I got one from GE to test out and it has been real stable. I think in the last few months only once I had to resync it. But the biggest drawback to me was the inability to control the lights remotely. Hell sometimes at one end of the house I have trouble getting it to connect. But if you just want something to run accent lighting these things are hard to beat, set the schedule and forget it.
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    Capabilities of basic plan

    I agree that the lack of rules pushes many people away from Iris, but the way things have been going lately I think they might have limited funds so cutting this revenue stream off might not be prudent if they want to keep things going.
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    Shutoff valve not self testing

    Where would you even find a record of this self test?