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  1. With all of these return stories...I wonder where all of these returned items are going? I am not willing to pay full price for any of this stuff at risk but if I could get a hold of some things at a heavy discount I might be interested. Wonder if Lowes/Iris will start selling these items at some point rather than just take the loss. Seems like if they continue to take the loss they maybe setting this venture up as a tax right off.
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    Ecobee3 thermostat

    I have had one for a while now and have to say not only do I love the device but also love the support. A few times I have called or emailed in and they always were able to resolve the problem. Most recently my unit starting reading a high temp at the base unit after a power failure, they are sending me a new unit under warranty. Talk about standing behind their product...no questions asked other than contact info. Definitely a device and company I can recommend.
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    Keypad beeping on arming

    So where are people getting these? Looking around they can be $1 each for no name or $2+ for name brand. At the later, two batteries every two months is going to cost $24/yr. Seems kind of ridiculous for something that barely gets used.
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    Keypad beeping on arming

    Ugh...got an email tonight that the keypad battery was low but it reported OK in the app so I ignored it. Well when I armed the system the beeps were gone again so I check the keypad and it was offline with a 20% battery life indication. So I went from OK to 20% rather quick...not to mention the keypad was installed later May. So these batteries don't last long. Where is everyone else getting these?
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    Hub battery indicator?

    Over the weekend I was trying to do some electrical work and had the mains pulled for a few hours. I do have my hub on a UPS but that didn't last for the whole thing so I was on battery power. But today I was wondering what my battery life was looking like and realized there is no indication. Is this really correct? Do I have to physically remove the AC power to get a reading? Or do you have to pull the batteries and test? With the V1 hub since the batteries were recharged after power was restored you could assume you had a reasonable run time if you lost power again. But with alkaline batteries you could have burned through half their life and not know.
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    Hub battery indicator?

    Wow..that is incredibly short sighted...does it at least warn you when the voltage drops too low?
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    Keypad beeping on arming

    Yeah that was enabled and ironically tonight the beeping returned. But about half way through the arming process.
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    Cellular backup must be right around the corner

    I just hope they don't think adding the cell service means they don't need local processing.
  9. I feel kind of weird doing it since at this point I am hoping to stay with Iris, but on the other hand I am concerned that in 6 months when I realize they are not getting to where I need them to be half of my devices will be useless on a new platform and they won't do the buy back. I guess I should give this some thought though. At this point it is just a few door sensors and motion I can think of. Other than these devices being usable on other platforms are there other benefits or more important drawbacks? I don't want to trade in a V1 door sensor that functions 100% for a spotty V2 device that will end up making me jump ship sooner.
  10. I know this wasn't the intended purpose of the buy back program but would it make sense for people to swap out older V1 devices for V2 that are supposed to work on other platforms? Just wondering if I should swap out door sensors and motion to the new ones so if I leave Iris and this program is over at least I have a chance of the devices working on another platform.
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    Has anyone got V2 to actually work?

    I don't have much money into my system but I am making a point to only buy things that are not locked to Iris. This way if I go to Wink, Smart Things etc the majority of my stuff will move. But with that said so far the system has been fairly stable for me but I am less than enthusiastic about their support. Several times I have had issues, sent emails and never hear back. I am OK with it taking a day or two but never hearing back is just sad.
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    Which water leak detector?

    Might want to check out HD for leaksmart sensors... according to Slickdeals these were getting closed out at $18
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    Trouble pairing Leaksmart shutoff

    Probably did come from HD and they recently had a deal on these for $73 & $18 for sensors. http://slickdeals.net/f/8926287-ymmv-leaksmart-3-4-in-smart-water-valve-73-00-sensor-18-00-in-store?src=SiteSearchV2Algo1
  14. So I am trying to get my leaksmart shutoff valve paired but nothing happens. I have seen other threads were people mentioned that it didn't pair with full functionality but I am not even getting that far. Any ideas on what I could try? I did have the valve controller within inches of the hub so I don't think it could be a signal issue.
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    Trouble pairing Leaksmart shutoff

    No, just the valve and sensor in the box. But since you mentioned that this was unusual I checked the box. It does say the sensor is included but it also says Wink! Ha ha didn't even notice that until you made me more inquisitive
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    Trouble pairing Leaksmart shutoff

    Got it from a friend...not sure I will have to ask. I just assumed they came together since it sits neatly in the bottom of the box.
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    Trouble pairing Leaksmart shutoff

    I was trying to pair the leaksmart water sensor that came with the valve. I thought it would connect automatically too but after a bunch of attempts I got no where. Turned out the 5th time I tried to do a device reset on the sensor it took and connected. Once connected Iris saw it as a leaksmart sensor. But OMG I never soiled myself when I went to test this. I was only expecting the valve next to me to close, not have the alarm go off with phones ringing etc. Well at least it works...thanks for the help. Hmm just noticed it says the sensor is uncertified. Guess it doesn't matter since it works but that is strange.
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    Trouble pairing Leaksmart shutoff

    Thanks have valve paired but where do you select the water sensors to pair? Under leaksmart they only list the valve and under water it lists sensors but not leaksmart. So bizarre. I confirmed the device is working by wetting my finger and putting it across the tabs, within seconds it starts beeping. Also it is blinking 4 or 5 times every minute, I don't see this code listed int eh documentation. Anyone know what it is?
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    Does V2 keypad have IR source?

    I noticed the other night that if I viewed my one D-Link cam at night I see a flashing light somewhere on the keypad but visually I see nothing. It is nearly constant and doesn't seem to ever time out. So first question, is this related to detecting presence? Could this be what is causing these to be going through batteries faster than V1 keypads?
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    Does V2 keypad have IR source?

    But aren't presence sensors usually capacitance type? Even if this isn't capacitance how would emitting a light source help it determine if something is near? I have other presence sensors that don't do this flashing.
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    Bleeping when setting alarm

    I haven't had a chance to mess with it but mine is doing different things as well. When I arm the system I get a beeping sound that gets progressively faster until the unit arms, before it just beeped when it armed. I hope this means the same for when you come into the house and it arms. In the past we had a barely audible beep from the hub only and it never changed it frequency so you had no idea how much time was left.
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    Control Iris using Amazon Echo

    Ha ha..right now I am reading the forum with Bob the Builder in the background.
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    Control Iris using Amazon Echo

    I think the Alexa integration is cool so long as they don't allow you to disarm you alarm via voice control. Would suck if anyone could walk in and turn it off.
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    New HVAC system. Recommended Thermostat

    2nd Ecobee. Really great device. I really like the remote sensors and having the ability to use them for different comfort settings.
  25. Due to the recent news that they will discontinue all support for V1 I decided to take the plunge and move to V2. At first things went well and I decided to add some devices to make things work even better, like keypads and switches. First problem I had was the switch, it constantly loses its connection and it is almost directly above the hub one floor up. But equally as annoying is that it won't keep a custom name. So far tech support hasn't been much help so I am holding off installing the other switches until they figure this out. Then over the weekend I noticed my keypad was no longer connected. And not just offline it was completely removed from the app. I see no signs of it being removed in the logs and when I tried to repair it nothing happened. So at this point I am less than impressed with this "upgrade." Then I am reading around this forum and was shocked to find that this hub doesn't have local processing...WTF? I just bought a Leak Smart shutoff valve, but what is the point if I could still flood my home if the power or internet is out? Why even bother to have battery back up for these devices if they are going to be completely useless in a power failure? I guess the saving grace is the valve is compatible with Wink but come on Iris....get this together. How does that make sense to not have safety and security processing local?