Dredwolf

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  1. Is there any news about an updated keypad for V2? My local stores in SC barely have any IRIS products, and I really need a 3rd pad to "close the loop" in my setup where I am comfortable arming the security portion more often. My original keypad lost a battery holder, and while I can make it work off one battery, it loses connection almost daily, while my other two keypads are steady, even the one further away, with more walls in the way. I am happy with my system, I use it daily for monitoring things at the house, but this keypad thing is frustrating, and seems so simple.
  2. I have been waiting on a new keypad before pushing forward with expanding my system. I want to install a system for my elderly mother who lives next door, but not getting good vibes from my Lowes stores in SC about Iris being a viable solution in 2018. Frustrating, I have been pretty happy with the things I have used Iris for.
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    Gen 2 Keypad antenna connection?

    Even though I was able to get the keypad running again, I wanted to pick up a spare. Neither of my local Lowes stores have any, or even the SKU tag on a shelf where they are out of them. Checking online with Lowes, its says they are no longer available? Are they being replaced? As mentioned before, the Iris section in both local stores is pathetic, everything in mixed up on the shelves and pegs, and all the products are dusty.
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    Lowes Portal????

    Not surprisingly, http://iriswebportal.com/ works fine. The corporate-backed one, however...not so much. I have not tried Chrome yet.
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    Lowes Portal????

    I am trying to login to https://home.irisbylowes.com I had been successful several times a month or so ago, and had bought a couple of smart plugs, thought I would see how the "official" portal was doing..... Apparently the dashboard is loading.......forever.
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    Gen 2 Keypad antenna connection?

    Well, went to change the CR123 batteries in the keypad, and one of the battery holders flew out. So in a fit of.....determination, I opened it to inspect the failed solder joint. There appears to be a external antenna connection on the PCB, like you see for a wifi radio module for a laptop? Trying to see if my little soldering iron can generate enough heat to try and repair this, but I thought the antenna connection is interesting.
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    Lowes Portal????

    Wow.....BBS...that goes back to 300 baud modems and ASCII "graphics". Now I feel too old to try IRIS today....where's my card punch machine and my RPGII reference book?
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    Lowes Portal????

    So what mystical mixture of OS, browser, star alignment and lucky totems does it take to actually get the blasted Iris web portal to stop with the spinning circle and load something? Do I need to use a Linux live CD or dig up a copy of OS/2 Warp?
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    Outdoor siren

    I'll second this. I am trying to slowly expand my system, and regardless of how many times I press the "5" key on the keypad, the volume is still too low on the keypads and hub. I appreciate the ability to control the volume, but (2) CR123 batteries should be capable of cranking out more than a gentle beep. If someone has a hack to crank the volume on the hub, let me know. In my case, the alerts going to my phone will be loud, but I would love to have something loud enough to alert my neighbor.
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    Status LED on v2 Smart Button

    I could not take it any more, I tried Bright House's suggestion too, 12 times. Nothing...then the retainer on the battery tray broke.... So, the button is fixed now...its in pieces. I am trying to recover one of my image hosting sites login info, but I did find an ebay auction showing a better version of the boards... http://www.ebay.es/itm/New-Lot-of-5-Centralite-1153460-A-THOR-94V-0-Circuit-Boards-/381491470328?hash=item58d2a9dff8:g:kBgAAOSw8-tWbaLd Those eBay boards appear to have a better battery contact for the coin cell, this board has a raised glob of solder for the negative contact. As you would think, its very worn from my attempts to pair, removing and re-inserting the battery.
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    Status LED on v2 Smart Button

    Thanks, I have watched that video a dozen times, but no success. Even the wife can't spot what I am doing wrong in the procedure.
  12. I would like to ask that a status LED be added to the v2 Smart Button., so that you can tell if you have a successful reset or not. I have spent several hours trying to re-pair my single Smart Button that paired once, immediately after purchase. It dropped off at the outage, and I have not been able to re-pair since, and I have gotten volunteers to view the video and try to pair it back with the hub. It currently sits on my desk, near the automation pack box, mocking me with it's blatant uselessness, a button that does NOTHING when pressed, battery installed, or battery removed. I have a large flat blade screwdriver, a 8 lb sledgehammer, and a 20 ton press in the garage, wonder if I can scare the button into pairing?
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    Please do not Try to Re-Pair Unresponsive Devices

    It is a v2 button, and perception is that I am following that procedure. Calling it a night, but I will try to get my wife to validate my perception of the process. If I am doing part of it wrong, she will spot it.
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    Please do not Try to Re-Pair Unresponsive Devices

    Still can get the #%!&%@##$$! Button to pair....and with no LED's, I can't tell if the reset is working or not. So basically the first time the button paired, was the last time the button paired. Wish I had some scotch....