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  1. I've been busy upgrading my SmartHome and have some older, used devices to sell. Everything works. Shipping is not included, but can be USPS 1st class or Priority Mail. v2 Smart buttons: 13 available. Price: $6 each, 4/$20, or take all 13 for $60. PeQ Water Leak Sensors: 4 available. Price: $7 each, 4/$25. GE/Jasco ZW4001 12722 Z-Wave Wall Switch: 10 available. Price $15 each, 3/$40, or take all for $120 Aeon Labs Gen2 Home Energy Meter: 1 available. Price: $20 Will also consider trades for newer devices. Thanks!
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    IRIS Being shut down by Lowe's??

    I see no mention of a mobile app. I see only a web interface mentioned. This is the same principle as Hubitat which has seen a moderate level of success.
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    IRIS Being shut down by Lowe's??

    And therein lies another serious flaw. Iris went from being a market leader with the AlertMe/V1 platform to a platform seeking it's purpose for existing. Nevertheless, there could be some licensing agreements and partnerships with value. I doubt the latter since the LG/Iris partnership that was hyped at CES a couple years ago vaporized. Hubitat has come a very long ways in it's nearly year lifetime. It's backed by some of the most qualified community developers from the SmartThings community. It's biggest strength is that there is no cloud dependency. This also is, in my opinion, it's biggest weakness too. There is no remote access; it's up to the user to create a VPN tunnel for accessing the hub. There are virtually no integrations with cloud connected systems like Ring, Arlo, LG, Chamberlain, etc. When I ditched Iris I learned that it was a bad idea to become dependent on any single platform. The migration cost several thousand but was money well spent. For the rebuild I diversified on 3rd party platforms that had integrations with SmartThings.. For example, I chose Philips hue for all lighting since it runs local and uses ZLL which is more more responsive for lighting applications than ZHA. Those garbage Sylvnia Lightify bulbs are prone to Zigbee buffer overlows which makes them terrible routers and can completely screw up a Zigbee network I chose Arlo because I needed off-site cloud storage with local recording, but wanted the motion sensors on the cameras to trigger automations. Lastly, Harmony for controlling TV's and Ecobee for the thermostat. All of these systems work completely independent of SmartThings, yet can be controlled, monitored, and automated within ST when needed. If Hubitat supported all of those platforms I would switch in a heartbeat. I can extend my ArloPilot app to support full platform integration, but I'm sure Arlo would shut me down eventually. Instead I recently migrated to the ST v3 hub which is Zigbee 3.0 compliant including QR code pairing and Z-Wave v5 with NWI (Network Wide Inclusion). NWI is a huge plus, you can include Z-Wave devices from anywhere on the network... During the migration to ST v3 I was able to pair every single device in place, including Z-Wave locks that were over 50 feet from the hub. By the way, Lowe's is having a fire sale (55% off) on Iris v3 devices right now. Not good.
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    IRIS Being shut down by Lowe's??

    I’m surprised this hasn’t happened sooner. Lowe’s blundered the V2 release and pushed away lots of longtime customers.. At the same time, a slow rate of maturation and poor marketing limited the intake of new customers. It is good that Lowe’s is trying to sell Iris, but that doesn’t mean that they will continue to support or even operate the platform. A potential buyer could only be after intellectual property. The best advice is to migrate away as soon as you can. History has not been kind to home automation systems who have been sold. Look at what Google did to Revolv, snatched up for the IP then shut down. Staples Home Connect was sold to Z-Wave Products who shut down the servers for good earlier this year. The odds are not in favor of Iris being around a year from now. If only they hadn’t wasted so much time on the Santa Tracker!
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    Sylvania lightify A19 not supported?

    The Hue bulbs and bridge use ZLL which Iris hub does not support. The Hue bulbs also weakly support ZHA which the Iris hub does. One annoying limitation is you cannot easily unpair Hue bulbs connected with ZHA. I’ve also read the bulbs don’t repeat ZHA messages either You are much better off using the Hue bridge and building a separate Hue network. You’ll get faster performance and have the ability to use the Hue app.
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    Iris update causes the Gillion's portal to fail

    The copy of Gills portal is running fine on the Iris Users server and without the need for the plugin. I don’t want to give out the link because it’s not my code. I was just hosting a dev copy for Gill. Whatever the issue is it can be fixed.
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    Contact sensors falling off

    Try a Zigbee network rebuild to fix this. Power down the hub for 15 minutes with no batteries installed. This will cause Zigbee devices to go into a panic mode and start searching for their coordinator (hub). After 15 minutes power the hub back up and wait a couple hours. This will force all routing devices to rebuild their routing tables and hopefully reconnect most of the most devices.
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    Iris update causes the Gillion's portal to fail

    I would advise against that. It might not break anything today but if Lowe’s wanted to they could easily block requests with that header. All requests to their socket stream now originate from
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    Iris update causes the Gillion's portal to fail

    Just an update for you all. I've been working with Gillion on restoring the portal. After some research and testing today I now know exactly the change that Lowe's did which broke the portal. That change, an added check to ensure that the connections to their servers are coming from users of their web portal, rejecting any from other websites such as Gillions. The good news, by using a Chrome browser plug-in "Modify Headers for Google Chrome" I am able to override this security measure and allow the portal to connect to the Iris cloud. For now it's just a hack while we continue to research a permanent fix.
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    Iris update causes the Gillion's portal to fail

    Make sure the secure flag is being set on the cookie you're receiving from Iris. It's possible that is being stripped off. I would also double-check to make sure that the value in the session cookie is not changing. If it is, the effect is essentially being logged out on the next request. I don't use nginx but I did find a sample config script that might be of use. It takes the auth cookie from the upstream (proxied) source and set it on the target (client). server { listen 8080; location ~ ^/(abc|xyz)/api(/.*)?$ { auth_request /auth-proxy; # read the cookie from the auth response auth_request_set $cookie $upstream_cookie_auth; access_by_lua_block { if not (ngx.var.cookie == nil or ngx.var.cookie == '') then ngx.header['Set-Cookie'] = "auth=" .. ngx.var.cookie .. "; Path=/" end } # add the cookie to the target request proxy_set_header Cookie "auth=$cookie"; set $query $2; proxy_pass http://$1/api$query$is_args$args; proxy_set_header X-Target $request_uri; proxy_set_header Host $http_host; } }
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    Iris update causes the Gillion's portal to fail

    I'm sorry to say that probably won't happen. I've used the site too and it works essentially by exploiting a security weakness in Iris security (cookie harvesting) by stealing the cookie set on the browser when logging into the Iris website. Pav's app works because it directly logs into the Iris site and doesn't relay through a 3rd party website. I see that Iris is specifying a cookie domain ( and is marking the cookie as secure. Gill can fix this by proxying all of the requests to the Iris cloud including the login form through his server using cUrl such that the cookie is set directly on the calling agent (his server). This avoids the need to hijack the session cookie. Gill, let me know if you need help with this.
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    Firmware Updates

    You listed smartplugs as receiving updates so I had thought perhaps Lowe's had a new release. Thanks!
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    Firmware Updates

    For the SmartPlugs, what version are you seeing? I've done a lot of testing on Z-Wave performance of these devices, including directly pairing to an Aeon Z-Stick. Even the 20085010 version has issues with Z-Wave, even on Iris. If the Iris (or SmartThings) hub is in exclusion, the Z-Wave side of the device can be unknowingly removed. I was also able to replicate this behavior on using an Aeon Z-Wave stick as the controller. I believe it's due to how explorer frames are implemented. Explorer frames are a Z-Wave plus extension for helping a devices find each other without having to run a Z-Wave heal. Anyhow, I'm very curious to know the version so I can go back and re-test them. For those running SmartThings alongside Iris, I published a driver for the Z-Wave side of these devices. Thanks!
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    Refreshed V2 Devices

    I could not find any mention of refreshed 2nd generation devices here. It was mentioned on a post at the SmartThings community that Lowe's is refreshing some of the Iris 2nd generation devices. The Smart Button has some cosmetic changes where the LED is located while the keyfob actually gets real button labels, It looks like the motion sensor and others receive updated packaging. I'm curious if anyone here has had experience with any of them. I'm re-posting a picture of the new packaging. Lowe's Links: 3450-L2 Keyfob 3460-L2 Smart Button 3320-L2 Door & Window Sensor 3210-L2 Smart Plug 3326-L2 Motion Sensor
  15. Greetings to my former Iris family. I want to share a deal I came across tonight. WalMart is having an in-store clearance of GE Z-Wave devices. Switches are $19, while dimmers and outdoor modules are $21. My local store also had GE Z-Wave bulbs for $9 and Z-Wave indoor plugs for $19. YMMV. Good luck!