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    IrisUsers reacted to Vettester in Gen 1 device limit?   
    I work with IP based mesh networks and wouldn't refer to mesh mapping as eye candy, but more of an etch-a-sketch mess.

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    IrisUsers got a reaction from mikeyc in Realistic ETA for a functional Arcus   
    That’s where my interest lies as well. The architecture of the platform is built well, but it’s so massive that building in support for new devices proved to be a challenge even for Lowe’s.  
    I am the author of HubConnect which is an app for the Hubitat platform. HubConnect currently has a client for SmartThings which allowed devices on either platform to exist in real-time on both. Another member of the Hubitat community has just released a HubConnect Remote Client for HomeBridge (Home Kit) enabling Hubitat and SmartThings devices to be seen as Apple Homekit devices (and vice-versa). 
    It would be great to see a client built into Arcus. It would immediately open Arcus to virtually any device that can be connected to Hubitat, SmartThings, and HomeKit.  If that’s something of interest let me know. 
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    IrisUsers got a reaction from awraynor in Podcast with Hubitat on Thursday Night the 18th   
    I heard an “accidental“ plug for HubConnect a few minutes into the interview.  😇
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    IrisUsers got a reaction from tread in Tips for migrating to Hubitat   
    No argument there from pretty much anyone, including the Hubitat team.  They are right now, highly focused in building out the platform and expanding device support, which is no simple task!
    The one thing Iris did fairly well was to simplify home automation so that the average user didn’t have to be an IT expert.   The best thing you can do for Hubitat, SmartThings, or any other system, is to forget how you did things in Iris!
    As far as the lamp goes, install the native Simple Lighting app and create a new lighting automation.   I can give you a screenshot of one of my Simple Lighting automations.
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    IrisUsers got a reaction from mikeyc in Realistic ETA for a functional Arcus   
    That’s where my interest lies as well. The architecture of the platform is built well, but it’s so massive that building in support for new devices proved to be a challenge even for Lowe’s.  
    I am the author of HubConnect which is an app for the Hubitat platform. HubConnect currently has a client for SmartThings which allowed devices on either platform to exist in real-time on both. Another member of the Hubitat community has just released a HubConnect Remote Client for HomeBridge (Home Kit) enabling Hubitat and SmartThings devices to be seen as Apple Homekit devices (and vice-versa). 
    It would be great to see a client built into Arcus. It would immediately open Arcus to virtually any device that can be connected to Hubitat, SmartThings, and HomeKit.  If that’s something of interest let me know. 
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    IrisUsers got a reaction from Princeau99 in Podcast with Hubitat on Thursday Night the 18th   
    You guys crack me up.  There are several women in the Hubitat community who actively participate and wear the HA pants in their households.  For them, it is all about HAF.
    But the reality is that Hubitat isn’t going to fold just because you think the documentation is bad or because they don’t have a mobile app.  They have found an audience that can work through those things and are focusing on that group at the moment and doing very well in the process.
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    IrisUsers reacted to Vettester in Realistic ETA for a functional Arcus   
    The Iris interface was definitely designed for ease of use, but the system itself was constrained by corporate bureaucracy.  With Hubitat I have learned to appreciate the true potential of home automation and security.
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    IrisUsers got a reaction from awraynor in Realistic ETA for a functional Arcus   
    As far as my contribution? I’ve assisted over 30 people in their migrations to other platforms since the Iris announcement in January which is why I am here.  Don’t like what I say, don’t respond to my posts., I won’t be offended by your silence.
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    IrisUsers reacted to Vettester in Tips for migrating to Hubitat   
    I disagree, with the exception of my sprinkler controller, I have replicated everything I was doing in Iris and so much more.
    Here's an example of a Simple Lighting automation to turn your living room lamp on 30 minutes before sunset.

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    IrisUsers got a reaction from calvinroberts in Arcus Smart Home   
    They could have licensed it.  More likely they reversed engineered the Zigbee cluster/attribute profile by sniffing the zigbee messages.  That’s not something overly difficult to do.  One of the Hubitat devs has offered to have a look to see if they can reverse engineer it enough to make it work....  Provided someone can donate some devices.
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    IrisUsers reacted to Vettester in SystronicsRF vs Hubitat   
    After being involved in the SystronicsRF beta for over a month I have opted to move on.  In my opinion there are still a lot of bugs that need to be worked out, but the main reason for me leaving was due to of lack of support for some of my key devices mainly locks, thermostats and garage door openers.  I have no doubt that SRF will be able to support these devices in the near future, but progress weren't moving as fast as I would have liked so I decided to go try Hubitat. 
    Comparing some of the key functionality of the two systems I would say they both have their strongpoints, but IMHO Hubitat wins hands down overall.  Below are some highlights of my observations in comparing the two systems.
    Iris V1 Device Compatibility - Both systems have V1 device support to an extent.  SRF have been focusing on V1 device support so they may be ahead in this area, but HE has made significant progress in a short amount of time so I'm sure they will catch up.  SRF has support for the V1 keypad and HE does not, however I think HE will catch up in the near future.  SRF is working on re-enabling the sound functionality within the V1, but with HE you can use text-to-speak and have Alexa announce when a door is open which I think is a much better option.  SRF is also planning on supporting V1 cameras while HE does not support any type of camera.  Pairing Devices -  This process was much easier with Hubitat.  With the exception of door locks, HE recommends paring devices in place while SRF recommends completing this process with the device in close proximity to the hub.  I have several Zigbee devices outside in my yard which I was able to pair with the HE hub without having to move them.  With SRF these devices had to be moved inside before they would pair with the hub.  I did have some issues pairing several GE Z-wave switches, fans and outlets on HE.  I found out later that this was caused by the SRF removal process.  Apparently they were not totally excluded when I removed them so HE could not identify the device.  To resolve this I had to power up my SRF hub and use their reset Z-wave tool.  As of last door locks were not compatible with SRF so I can't speak to the pairing process for these, but I can tell you that with HE the locks had to be next to the hub to pair properly. Rule Engine - Both systems have a far more advanced rule engine than Iris ever had which some may have difficulty understanding.  SRF's rule engine is designed with an IFTTT type concept which provides the ability to create just about anything you can imagine.  HE has the same capability, but it also lets you create virtual devices which provides a lot more flexibility. User Interface - Both of these systems use a browser based UI.  HE's UI is far more advanced than SRF.  HE provides the ability to create custom apps and use custom drivers which adds a ton of functionality.  Neither system has an Android or iOS app.  HE has the ability to create "Dashboards" that you can use on a mobile device, but these are geared more towards Android devices.  I use iOS and the dashboards on an iPhone/iPad are visually clunky to say the least.  SRF on a mobile device worked well, but in my opinion, they need to tone down the configurable color scheme. Integration - I'm not sure where SRF is going with integration, but I can say that as of right now HE is light years ahead.  So far I have been able to integrate Blue Iris, Harmony and my Sony TV into HE along with support for IFTTT. I have had my Hubitat system up for over a week now and can say that it is by far more advanced than SRF. 
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    IrisUsers reacted to Dredwolf in Question from a Hubitat newbie   
    I have worked with some Zigbee mesh networks as part of my day job, so I was deliberate in placing the Iris Zigbee plugs around to insure the keypads, contact sensors, and motion sensors all stayed connected.  I used the 4 WiFi plugs to fill in for seasonable things, like Christmas tree lights, the woodstove blower, outdoor patio lighting, etc.
    Since converting to Hubitat, all of my former devices (excluding the WiFi plugs) stay connected to the Hubitat hub, which is now only 4 feet from where the Iris V2 hub sat.
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    IrisUsers got a reaction from Dredwolf in Question from a Hubitat newbie   
    Typical shipping in the US is 3-5 days.
    If you're looking for SmartPlugs, consider purchasing some Iris V1 plugs.  Support for those was recently added to Hubitat. The plugs are dirt cheap, around $10-12 each.
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    IrisUsers got a reaction from sparc in Goodbye and thank you all   
    Mike,
    Your topic says goodbye, but it does not have to be that way.  We've never spoken, however it would be great if you'd stick around here and possibly help in the community effort to resurrect a viable Arucs ecosystem.
    Good luck in your future endeavors.
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    IrisUsers got a reaction from Terk in Hubitat   
    Welcome aboard!  If you haven't already, I recommend registering on their forum.  The community is really pitching in to help displaced Iris users with their transition.
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    IrisUsers got a reaction from sparc in Goodbye and thank you all   
    Mike,
    Your topic says goodbye, but it does not have to be that way.  We've never spoken, however it would be great if you'd stick around here and possibly help in the community effort to resurrect a viable Arucs ecosystem.
    Good luck in your future endeavors.
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    IrisUsers reacted to Mike2019 in Thanks Hubitat   
    Thanks Hubitat my V1 motion, contact, and plugs are working.   I appreciate the effort in getting this working prior to the IRIS shutdown.  A few minor things, can the contact and motion sensors be integrated with Alexa routines?  They don't show up as devices there.  This is a minor thing, they were not integrated into Alexa routines when connected via Iris.  Excellent job.
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    IrisUsers reacted to thegillion in Iris web portal V1.3.1 SHUTDOWN   
    CLOSED
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    IrisUsers got a reaction from awraynor in Don't throw away your V1 devices just yet!   
    Give the new Dashboard 2.0 a spin before you do, especially since Sharptools charges now.  It's still not to the level of prettiness that SharpTools is, but it runs locally and you may find that it fills your needs.
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    IrisUsers reacted to awraynor in Don't throw away your V1 devices just yet!   
    I'm going to order the Hubitat hub so it'll be at the house when I get there Thursday night and I'll have the weekend to give it a try. 
    Didn't have a lot of time, but ST would not pair with my thermostats. Put them back on Iris in seconds.
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    IrisUsers reacted to scunny in A unified forum   
    As we evolve away from the Iris platform this forum will no longer be a favorite to any one platform.  Instead, the Admins hope this becomes the goto place for all things Home Automation.
    Accordingly let's keep the platform favorites out of the equation and work towards sharing information and help to benefit all.
    There have been many super helpful members contributing along the way and I hope this trend continues and the forum grows to be bigger and better for all.
     
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    IrisUsers reacted to OortCloud in Don't throw away your V1 devices just yet!   
    Great News! I just downloaded the latest Hubitat system update which now includes support for Iris V1 devices.  I am happy to report that I have successfully paired 4 V1 contact sensors and the  V1 range extender to the Hubitat C5 hub.  The contact sensor attributes include battery level, temperature, contact state, and tamper.  Hats off to the people at Hubitat!  Their efforts have saved me hundreds of dollars.  This is going to allow Hubitat to sell a lot of product.
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    IrisUsers reacted to Terk in Iris V1 keypad supported?   
    Standards based Zigbee or Z-Wave Keypads are tricky to find now that Iris shutdown production.  I happen to have a few v1 keypads I'm hoping will work with Hubitat soon, I also have a v2 keypad that works fine (although I haven't been able to get the partial button to do much).  I've heard the v3 keypad works.  Supposedly they are trying to get a Ring keypad to work but from what I've heard Ring put a proprietary inclusion process into their system (most likely so they can sell more of their devices).  There are some Centralite Keypads and XFinity that supposedly work if you can find them.
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    IrisUsers got a reaction from Philips21 in SystronicsRF vs Hubitat   
    All of those devices listed today work today.  As far as the cameras, don't count on them ever being supported.  There are much newer options on the market that I can see being supported first, but you never know.
     
    As far as the Nyce sensors, those should work today.  I have several connected now.
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    IrisUsers got a reaction from Philips21 in Iris V1 Devices Now Supported!   
    The NYCE tilt sensors should work today.  They not be properly recognized (i.e. Device) but you can manually select the proper driver for them after the fact.
    I know they've discussed supporting cameras, but I really don't expect them to support the Iris cameras since there are newer and better options out there.  Your best bet is to use them with Blueiris and use the community-supplied integration to get them sending events to Hubitat.