Wlepse

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    Gen 1 device limit?

    For those of you that switched to Hubitat and moved over your Gen 1 zigbee devices, are you finding that there is a limit to the number you can connect reliably? I am finding that many of the contact sensors are not reporting correctly. I have tried different batteries, removing and repairing but it always ends up the same. I did try to connect up a bunch of Gen 1 smart outlets but I am not sure if the Hubitat integration of these outlets includes the repeater functionality so this may be for nothing. Any ideas or suggestions? For those that have moved, how many devices do you have connected?
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    Gen 1 device limit?

    was that a custom device handler? I don't seem to have a specific one to the Gen 2 plug.
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    Gen 1 device limit?

    So weird. Tonight I checked and a few were unresponsive. But then I cycled them open close and pressed the tamper switch a few times. One seems to be working normal now, the other responds but is a bit slow. Not really sure what to think.
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    Gen 1 device limit?

    Maybe I will try swapping out a few of the offending contacts to see if they are "marginal" in some way that is causing issues.
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    Gen 1 device limit?

    But do you have a bunch of repeaters? If so what ones are you running? Last night I added more V1 outlets and noticed the zigbee polling was faster or seemed to be but some devices that are reporting are not reporting correctly.
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    Gen 1 device limit?

    Yes, sounds like they typically expect a repeater to handle 6 devices. But a posting on Lowes.com said they recommend an outlet for every 15 zigbee devices.
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    Gen 1 device limit?

    I believe mine is already there. I did get confirmation the limit of zigbee direct connections to the hub is 32. So if you have an extensive zigbee network on Iris you will have issues on Hubitat unless you use repeaters. Hubitat is indicating the gen 1 plugs are not repeaters.
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    SystronicsRF

    So what is the consensus so far on SystronicsRF? Personally I am excited about the opportunity to keep my Gen 1 devices alive should Iris fold but I am concerned since many start ups tank too. I am just wondering if this will be too difficult to transition to for many and then add in the costs and most may just bail on older devices and start fresh. Based on what I am seeing it looks like you would be dropping $150-200 for hardware plus licensing of their software. I like that they are engaging the community to see how we use the system...I think that shows they are intent on making it function the way most use it then roll out other features that are nice to have not required. Anyone picking up a 3b+ and USB dongles? If so what case and dongles are you going with? I am thinking about picking something up since I have a bunch of unpaired gen1 devices I could play with so I can run both in parallel. What are you guys thinking on the pros and cons of this system? My immediate concern is if this will end up to different than the Iris interface and my wife will refuse to use it. She's a bit of a technophobe.
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    My story.

    TXS for all you did. Your web portal proved to be the best thing for troubleshooting and saved me and others countless hours.
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    Who hasn't migrated already?

    Ha ha...really hedging your bet there.
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    Don't throw away your V1 devices just yet!

    I think you are missing my point. I am not saying that the Hubitat platform wasn't developed by them, what I am saying is that the person who developed support for gen 1 devices didn't also have to develop the platform at the same time. Again I am not taking away from the achievement, just trying to put it in perspective with what SystronicsRF is up against. They are not only beta testing gen 1 devices but also troubleshooting platform software. I agree they have been at it a while but only a short time with external users.
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    Don't throw away your V1 devices just yet!

    Definitely impressive but also keep in mind the dev didn't have to develop and entire platform like SystronicsRF. Not trying to take anything away from them but SystronicsRF has more on their plate to develop. What I do find odd is that this V1 integration took so long. Years ago when we were forced to the new hub so many people wanted to switch to ST but since no one could make the sensors work not as many people made the switch. Even when Lowe's was blowing these out no one could figure out how to get them working. Glad they did as more options help us all!
  13. Nice...completely agree about your comments on how Lowe's handled this.
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    SystronicsRF vs Hubitat

    Well the benefit of Hubitat or Systronics is everything is local. So even if they fold you still have a working ecosystem. Granted it might not grow and if a part fails you could be SOL, it won't be like Iris where the hub becomes a paper weight.
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    March 31st - Doomsday?

    Me too. Iris saved me a huge mess tonight and highlighted how much I really loved this system.
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    Thanks Iris!

    Well tonight my Iris system went off letting me know the stupid water softener overflowed again. So thank you again Iris...this could have been a huge mess. But this event highlighted how much I rely on Iris and the multiple notifications. I think I could have slept through the siren but for some reason the house phone ringing always seems to wake me up. So thanks again for possibly the last time.
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    Phone call notification SOLVED!

    I personally relied on those calls. My phone is always on vibrate so often the short vibration for a text or email isn't enough to get my attention. But the persistent vibration did. I was using a Google voice number so it randomly several phones, this was super helpful for those water leaks I had in the middle of the night. No amount of vibrating on my nightstand would wake me..but the house phone does. Notifications were definitely a strong point for Iris.
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    Phone call notification SOLVED!

    Performance sounds good but the price is a bit high. I was hoping to use something like this for self monitoring an alarm but that price gets professional monitoring. Would be nice if they offered a lower monthly fee or yearly with far fewer calls. Seems we don't know how good we had it with Iris but glad you found a solution that works for you.
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    Anybody got their pre-paid Visa card from Lowe's?

    Both of mine arrived today. Luckily I got the alert the day before they were going to be delivered so my wife called and asked them to hold them so she could pick them up.
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    Anybody got their pre-paid Visa card from Lowe's?

    I filed my claim the second day and still no notice of shipment or card magically showing up in the mail. Hope it comes soon!
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    Alarms and SHM

    TXS for posting, I knew I saw this somewhere. Is there a monthly fee for this service? I seem to remember it being like $2-3/mo. If so that is well worth it to me. I prefer to self monitor and my phone is muted so i need a persistent vibration to get my attention. Also does it always use the same number?
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    New Gear Thanks to Iris

    I have tried all sorts of wireless cameras and have never been happy. Either they chew through batteries fast or the battery saving features are slow to react at times to trigger videos. Add in terrible performance in the cold (battery) and I am not a fan. Maybe these are viable options in the southern states but not where it gets cold. I agree that PoE is where it is at. Running one wire isn't that bad and you can set it to record 24/7 so you never miss anything.
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    SystronicsRF

    Can't wait to get mine
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    Visa Cards

    If I had something to bitch about with Lowe's it would be the fact they never really got behind Iris. I think if they had this would have been a money making division and they either would have kept it or easily sold it off. But once they made the decision to kill it I agree they went above and beyond what I would have expected.
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    SystronicsRF

    Well glad it is working for you now but all I did was click it. Kind of excited to get this card and get this tested out. I have so many Gen 1 devices I would love to keep using.