Wlepse

Members
  • Content count

    330
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    11

Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    Wlepse got a reaction from calvinroberts in Arcus Smart Home   
    I don't want to speak for thegillion but from what I have seen they are talking about release after third party review. If Lowe's is handling this there isn't much reason for them to expedite it. Also it didn't sound like they were going to release everything, so there could be a considerable amount of time needed to find and fix those gaps. It would be great if it we're quick but I wouldn't count on it. 
    I am going to try SystronicsRF and see how that goes but will be watching the progress closely.
  2. Like
    Wlepse got a reaction from sparc in 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.
  3. Like
    Wlepse got a reaction from Princeau99 in 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. 
  4. Like
    Wlepse got a reaction from awraynor in I Was on a Podcast discussing the shuttering of Iris: HomeOn #117   
    Nice...completely agree about your comments on how Lowe's handled this. 
  5. Like
    Wlepse got a reaction from sparc in 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. 
  6. Like
    Wlepse got a reaction from sparc in 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. 
  7. Like
    Wlepse got a reaction from sparc in 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. 
  8. Like
    Wlepse got a reaction from sparc in 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. 
  9. Like
    Wlepse got a reaction from ryat2016 in 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.
  10. Like
    Wlepse got a reaction from PeteSal in 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. 
  11. Like
    Wlepse got a reaction from Vettester in 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. 
  12. Like
    Wlepse got a reaction from Vettester in 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. 
  13. Like
    Wlepse got a reaction from PeteSal in 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. 
  14. Like
    Wlepse got a reaction from PeteSal in 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. 
  15. Like
    Wlepse got a reaction from Dredwolf in What will happen to this forum?   
    I think this forum has viability for at least a year. With everyone switching to other platforms, sometimes things seem rosy at first then you start to realize some of the short comings or things you miss from Iris. I would think this would be a "safe" place to come vent your frustrations about a platform and possible find a solution or another platform that might fit your needs better. By that time it could be that Arcus or SystronicsRF is is play and this may become the defacto forum for those platforms. 
  16. Like
    Wlepse got a reaction from ryat2016 in Vera Bundles   
    Txs..not sure I am going with Vera  but good to know how to get to the deals. To those interested it does give a discount code of iriswelcome.
  17. Like
    Wlepse got a reaction from sparc in Leak Smart Valve Alternatives   
    If you use CoRE as you described then you are fine. My point is if someone had a LeakSmart valve on Iris and moved it to ST this feature is not built in and long term it is likely to be a problem especially if they have hard water.  I do know Iris was actually stroking the valve since it did see it in logs once or twice over the last few years. Also my valve is still functional and has worked when I had leaks, so I believe it is doing this maintenance.
    This is the only reason I didn't buy the LeakSmart hub. Since you can't dead head the pump the valve needs to be after the pressure tank. But of course this is a common leak point. So the only way to full protect your home is to control power to the pump too when a leak happens. Their hub doesn't have the required hooks to work with another system to trigger this. Too bad because this is one system I don't want to take chances with and would love a dedicated local hub.
  18. Like
    Wlepse got a reaction from c379776 in Platform Poll   
    I plan on testing out SystronicsRF and Arcus. If those fall short of my needs I think I will try Hubitat.
  19. Like
    Wlepse got a reaction from sparc in Leak Smart Valve Alternatives   
    I know two people that have Dome, they originally got it because they didn't want a cut in valve. Now LeakSmart have this type of valve too so IMHO I would go that route. Their customer service has been better than any company I have ever worked with. A few years back I was having battery issues with the sensors. They told me it was solved by a firmware update but Lowe's hadn't pushed it out. So they loaned me one of their hubs to get them updated which I shared with my buddy on ST, theirs was old but not quite as old. Then recently my buddies valve was having issues closing. We both have hard well water. So they sent him an additional gearbox so the motor could turn the valve. But this brings up an important thing for these valves..they need to be actuated regularly. Iris did this automatically, ST apparently doesn't do it. So whatever you choose make sure your platform supports it or you set something up yourself. I had planned on getting their V3 hub but found out there are integrations yet for my well pump. I need to be able to cut power to my pump too if there is a leak, unfortunately their hub can't manage that or I would have one now. This system has saved me more than any other so I am a bit nervous about what happens post Iris.
  20. Like
    Wlepse got a reaction from PeteSal in wife getting her wish   
    But you know the old saying..."careful what you wish for!" Many here have been doing the switch and are finding a lot of the features built into Iris aren't available on other platforms or aren't available without some work around. While I have had my issues with Iris over the years and often said I was jealous of my ST friends, now I am left wishing this didn't have to happen. The transition from gen 1 to 2 was terrible. No other way to describe it, but after that got behind them my system was pretty damn stable. 
    Well which ever way you decide to go...good luck.
  21. Like
    Wlepse got a reaction from PeteSal in wife getting her wish   
    But you know the old saying..."careful what you wish for!" Many here have been doing the switch and are finding a lot of the features built into Iris aren't available on other platforms or aren't available without some work around. While I have had my issues with Iris over the years and often said I was jealous of my ST friends, now I am left wishing this didn't have to happen. The transition from gen 1 to 2 was terrible. No other way to describe it, but after that got behind them my system was pretty damn stable. 
    Well which ever way you decide to go...good luck.
  22. Like
    Wlepse got a reaction from sparc in Arcus Smart Home   
    @thegillion I know sometimes flashing can end up bricking a device. Have you actually messed with this on the Iris hub so you can provide some insight into risk? Also, is there a chance the system could be set up on a raspberry pi or something similar?
  23. Like
    Wlepse got a reaction from sparc in Shut Down?   
    ooff...not good! Come on Systronics!
  24. Like
    Wlepse got a reaction from sparc in SystronicsRF   
    Thanks for the info and for remaining engaged with this forum. It is really helpful to get regular updates so we all know where we stand. But with that said I hope you may be able to release more details about pricing to coincide with whenever the shutdown timing is presented by Iris. I am just concerned that while people know you have a potential solution, without knowing the costs they may just opt to move to another platform which will certainly affect your ability to stay in business. 
  25. Like
    Wlepse got a reaction from calvinroberts in When will Iris have an Outdoor Motion Sensor?   
    I have used a V1 motion sensor outside with no cover but I did caulk it up. But yeah I agree an official outdoor unit would be nice.