Wlepse

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  1. I am looking to add a few new outlets around the exterior of my home and was planning on using the GE/Jasco outlets daisy chained off of a GFCI. They would be mounted in a weatherproof box with an in use cover. Has anyone else done something similar? I am not worried about them actually getting wet but I am concerned about humidity since the in use cover doesn't fully seal. I would rather not have the outdoor outlets plugged in since they are so bulky. Any thoughts?
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    GE/Jasco Z-wave outlets used outside?

    OK..one more question. Has anyone had any success using a Gen 2 smart outlet in an in use cover? I think the GE/Jasco outlets only have one switched outlet per duplex and I could use 3 in one spot. Just thinking if I got a 2 gang box and used a Gen 2 outlet with a right angle plug (flat) it should fit under an in use cover and give me three switched outlets.
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    GE/Jasco Z-wave outlets used outside?

    Perfect...that is what I was hoping to hear.
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    Iris 3.0 (Yes, it exists)

    The issue is with future firmware. If they stop updating the Gen 2 hub you may not get bugs fixes, new products or features. I am not saying it would be the case but I know of other devices (Obihai) that stopped working and the company basically told you to buy the new model. There are sometimes work arounds but when you are talking about your home security I need to know it is working. I hope they don't force the migration, but if they do I would likely head to a different platform.
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    Iris 3.0 (Yes, it exists)

    Question for those that switched...can you confirm if they maintained local processing?
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    Iris Portal Survey

    interesting data...and glad to see so many people filled it out. Seems like this is the type of data Iris should be trying to get from users so they can better understand what people want in the future.
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    Iris 3.0 (Yes, it exists)

    Without a migration tool I would be hard pressed to stick with Iris. I am just too jealous of all the cool stuff my friends are doing with ST. If I have to spend time and more money to keep it running I think I would jump ship. The only hesitation I have is the large number of gen 1 products I currently have.
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    Generic zigbee?

    So about a year ago I tried to pair a Quirky zigbee outlet and never had any luck. But since then I know they added some generic z-wave which I have been able to use so I dug out my old Quirky outlets hoing they might work now but I never got them to connect. So my question is did they ever create a generic zigbee profile?
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    Utilitech GBS worth it?

    Was at my local Lowe's and saw 2 GBS for 10 bucks. I figured they might be a good addition but many of the reviews I read were not that great. Since most robberies in the area don't involve breaking windows (usually just kick door in) I am wondering if these are worth the hassle. Or are many of the bad reviews due to gen 2 growing pains and ST,wink etc integration? What are your experiences?
  10. Is anyone using one of these successfully with Iris? I had a gen 2 August lock but they provided me with a warranty replacement due to some issues I was having. When i got the replacement I realized it was the new Pro version that comes with zwave plus. I was able to add this to Iris and it shows up as an uncertified lock but it was functioning just fine to lock/unlock the door. Then it error'd out and said the lock was jammed. Now nothing works via Iris but the lock continues to operate fine through the August app and there has never been an indication of it being jammed. I may try removing it again and repairing it but wondering if anyone had any success. Just surprised it even has the ability to indicate a jam on an uncertified device. I would have thought it would just have basic functionality.
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    August Smart Lock Pro

    Just about two weeks in and all seems good with one exception. The history in Iris doesn't always report the unlock state, so it shows the open/close activities then locking but for some reason doesn't always catch the unlock. Going to the August app all of this data is present. Guessing this is an Iris thing but in all honesty I can live with that.
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    Iris 3.0 (Yes, it exists)

    Wow, that is terrible news. Without a migration tool I would be going ST. I am especially concerned since the new devices I saw at a local store were wifi, so if this is their new push we might not get new devices either.
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    August Smart Lock Pro

    Ended up removing the lock and repairing it. This time it shows as paired in the August app and in the Iris app. So I guess time will tell if it stays 100% functional or not but so far so good.
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    Anyone notice that an app update is rolling out?

    My android app just updated. Notes mentioned support for new devices coming in the fall.
  15. I just picked up something like that from Home Depot today after seeing this thread. Might have to grab the decora style from Amazon at some point too.
  16. Interesting find...I have a ceiling fan that my son constantly uses the switch on rather than the remote. Maybe I should get a few of these just to have around. Also interested how those are marketed; never even thought about a religious need for something like this.
  17. For the last week or so I keep getting alerts that some devices were dropping off the network, then a couple hours later they'd be back. With one exception, one door sensor needed replacement. Then yesterday my orbit hose end dropped off and I can't get it back on. I tried pulling the batteries, replacing them and adding a repeater in between. No luck. But I did see one time the unit appeared to connect since the signal indicator lit up and the time changed...but nothing shows in hub history. Anyone else experiencing weird stability issues lately?
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    Anyone having zigbee issues?

    So everything dried out and I added an extra housing. Then I tested the valve body to make sure it wasn't leaking and it was fine. So most likely this failure was due to the heavy rains we got this year. Probably not enough time between storms to dry out. Anyway after getting it together and seeing the antenna icon light up to pair I figured I was good. But no matter what I did it would never reconnect. Well I finally had more time to play with it and found all I needed to do was force remove the Orbit then repair. Now all seems as it should. Not sure where the original pairing went wrong but I assume it was something like a reset on the Orbit. So all is good now. If you run into this look to add another drain and let the unit air out for a few days...you might get lucky.
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    Marvin Ellison

    So Marvin Ellison started a little over a week ago and I have been seeing lots of stories about his restructuring of Lowes. A bunch of people are already out or know they are out in a few months. I really hope he invests in the Iris platform and doesn't kill this off too. Has anyone seen any stories mentioning his plans for Iris or even what his thoughts are around other Lowes brands? Anyone have any thoughts?
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    Anyone having zigbee issues?

    Well it turns out I was wrong in my previous post; the battery tray seals to the PCB cover. So the only pathway for water to get through are the screw holes. But something doesn't add up for me, typically a screw into plastic seals pretty well since a tightened screw tends to stretch the plastic creating a better seal. Either way, if this dries up and the connection can be re-established I will pot those screws to make sure nothing gets through. As you can see in the pics below, the light gray PCB cover is potted to the housing using a dark gray potting material which is also used for the solenoid wire pass thru. I will also likely add some PTFE based seal conditioner to the battery tray to make sure it is sealing properly. As you can see in that pic there is a small amount of debris inside which must have come through the hose end connections. That just has an overlap to try to keep material out. It looks like it should be good for debris but not water. This is further complicated by my installation. Normally your spigot points straight down, so the included weep holes should drain anything that leaks in from the top. In my case the Orbit is connected to a Y which means it is canted and those weep holes end up not being the low side. So I will likely drill a small hole in the bottom corner to make sure there is a good drain. I think it will also be prudent to test the hose connection tube since the solenoid valve has a seal that could leak.
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    Anyone having zigbee issues?

    Thanks for confirming. Because of that I went back out to take a closer look. While it was keeping time, opening manually etc i noticed something funny on the display. There appeared to be a line. So i removed it and took it inside and realized it was full of water. It is actually a pretty bad design. There are no seals for the hose end connections so any rain sitting on top will make its way in. Also if you hose end connection is leaking you will dump all of that inside. While they sealed the pcb board cover edges the screw holes are not sealed nor is the opening for the battery. Since the battery cover seals to the outside cover and not this pcb cover there is nothing to stop water from migrating. Surprisingly I also found some larger debris inside so the leak points must be bigger than they look. If this dries out and reconnects I am going to seal those screw holes in the pcb cover, seal the pcb cover to the outer cover and add another weep hole. My unit is mounted on a splitter, so the low spot is where the hose comes out, but the weep holes are on the other side. If I get it working I will post up some pictures.
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    Cameras Problematic with new ISP

    But how do the iris cameras work? I had the impression they were closed and required access via internet regardless of whether you are on the same network or not.
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    Cameras Problematic with new ISP

    I am far from an network expert but I would look into the AT&T supplied device you are currently using as a modem and see if it is blocking and ports or if you are double NAT'ing yourself. I know when I got a new modem I was having intermittent issues with VOIP and it turned out to be double NAT.
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    Don't Throw Away Your Old Devices

    Would also be interesting to know if you plan on this being an open format like ST where people develop their own device handlers.
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    Don't Throw Away Your Old Devices

    Are you considering IFTTT compatibility?