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  1. Hurricanes and Iris - Observations

    yup, that's why I said "but of course is only available locally " If you could access your home network from outside and use a third party camera app, wouldn't this be the same as being at home and using the same app to access the camera?
  2. Notify More Than 1 Contact?

    Mine don't(Android 5.0), they stack up in the notification list. I don't know the limit but I have had as many as 5 notifications from Iris (GD opened, Wife got home, Alarm OFF, etc.) plus a couple from other apps all showing up more than once. I guess I should say didn't because my new phone is (Note 8/Android 7.1.1). Only had it a week so still getting used to it.
  3. Hurricanes and Iris - Observations

    I can understand recording requiring server access but streaming should be direct else how can third party apps connect using the URL that Iris provides. That URL points directly to the camera but of course is only available locally UNLESS you have another way into you local network from outside. If I could get to my home network from outside by connecting to my router, wouldn't I then appear as 'local' to the camera and be able to view video from that camera? Or am I missing something.
  4. Here we go again!

    You know that you can change the wake word to something other than Alexa. I believe "Echo" and "Computer" are the two other possibilities.
  5. Here we go again!

    I think they do it on purpose. They're listening in through Alexa and so they know just when to push out an update. JK of course but I find it unsettling sometimes when Alexa responds to something it was not asked about (no wake word used in the conversation). Yes, I understand that it is constantly listening for that wake word, but if it doesn't hear that wake word or anything even close to it why does it respond.
  6. Jupiter Hub Cost Skyrockets

    Heck, I could build one from scratch and sell it at a profit at that price.
  7. Accuracy of the temperature reading of sensors

    Looks interesting but I'd bet Thermco sales are not that impressive since there is no link to buy a product from their website or a link to any reseller and no pricing given on their site that I could find after 5 minutes.
  8. Maintenance notice from Iris

    Strange, all of mine are working just fine. Strange how it can happen to you and not me, and then the reverse with the GE Z-Wave, none of mine are reliable but for everyone else they seem to be fine. Crazy sh!t.
  9. Hasn't this been a n issue, or at least proposed issue, for a while now? Haven't a couple people, maybe you Scunny, said that one rule was clipping recording or canceling the other rule with a longer duration.
  10. Iris web portal V1.2.6

    On the Add Device page, it says; "Once you start pairing device found by your hub will be added to the table below." It seems like there is a word missing here between pairing and device. I need something more to have a complete thought. Are you saying Once you start pairing ANY device found by your hub will be added to the table below. (which to me implies that more than one new device can be discovered and listed during one pairing session) or are you saying Once you start pairing the device found by your hub will be added to the table below. (to me this means only one new device at a time will be listed and you need to back out of discovery mode to complete synchronization/connection of the new device, and then go back and start the pairing routine all over again to add the next device). Also, when you start pairing from the web portal, there is no feedback or indication that you are in pairing mode. Nothing changes on the screen to indication pairing is enabled.
  11. GE Light Switches - ZWave vs Zigbee

    Where do you come up with that number (40%)? Is it in the fine print on the installation instructions because I have the copies I received with my devices and there is nothing about installing in metal boxes which would affect over half the electrical systems in the country. IF there had been a warning like that on the install instructions I would have returned these things ASAP. Why am I back here posting in this thread? Because my PITA GE Z-Wave cr@p is still giving me fits. For the past 2 weeks I have moved the hub again. Ran the Z-Wave optimization routine, tried all kinds of things. I can't get the in wall dimmer to connect to the hub for the past 2 months. Did a force remove, reset the device. I bring the hub within 5 feet of the switch and it will not connect. Some of the other GE Z-wave devise I have been able to reconnect by bringing the hub to them, but not the in-wall outlet or the in-wall dimmer, no dice. Just total cr@p the GE stuff is. How can it be that only the GE devices repeatedly lose connection and other Z-Wave devise are rock solid? Sorry but I am not going to rip out a 3 gang metal box and install a plastic box just to maybe make this junk work. Not worth the time and aggravation (but apparently bitching about it is ) . After repeated hub firmware upgrades one would think IF the problem was on the hub side it would be solved by now. I don't see where a firmware upgrade has been pushed out to the GE Z-wave junk and maybe that would help but since it hasn't happened no way to know.
  12. Camera issues

    A ping test will only reveal any problems at the point in time the ping is executed, won't tell you anything about 5 minutes from now or 6 hours from now, so seems to me it's only one piece of the puzzle. If you could find a pattern in the disconnects (if any) and test at those times, that may tell you something more IF the problem is from some form of interference outside the Iris network running on your Wi-Fi. Could be something external to your home or property, or it could be from something within your property.
  13. Maintenance notice from Iris

    No, that is new.
  14. Iris web portal V1.2.6

    On mine I draw a line in the cameras FOV and choose to alarm on crossing one direction either left to right or reverse or both directions. Can also use zones or hotspots but the lines kinda does the same thing as zones I believe. I also have them set to grab three frames 5 seconds apart looking back if there is tampering detected or loss of signal to any camera. Those screen grabs get emailed to my phone ASAP.
  15. Toasty Freezer

    "Not the great forward thinking of users." So you're saying it's the end-users fault for taking a device they have and using it for something it was not meant to do, even though it does that function very well. And when the functions or features of that device are changed without any warning or interaction with the end-user and that capability is taken away it too bad for the end-user? Sort of like if the way the camera on your smart phone worked was changed by an update pushed out to you and the change made without your consent or knowledge then that's just too bad for you. Like that right? That's OK with you?