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  1. Found another stash of some IRIS 1g motion sensors and a couple door switches. I also have some tilt switches and door hinge switches which from what I have been able to descern are not compatible with SmartThings because they are the C4/IRIS version not he HA vesion. So if anyone has a need for these let me know. If anyone is interested let me know. Otherwise I'll hang on to it and sell it at the next local Hamfest in August 2021.
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    New Ring Devices

    Found this YT video that shows off a bunch of new Alexa products coming soon. It also shows three new Ring devices. The link here is cued to the segment on the new ring devices, but the whole video is worth watching, if only to keep abreat of how invasive these types of devices are becoming.
  3. SOLD ! It''s all gone. Sold it at a Hamfest this weekend. 2 Iris 1st gen hubs 1 Vera Hub 2 Iris cameras (1 indoor and 1 outdoor) 14 1G Motion sensors 6 1G door switches 1 1g Repeater All for $30 Good riddance. Tired of looking at the junk.
  4. Well, maybe there is hope yet, just found this. https://community.smartthings.com/t/release-enhanced-zigbee-keypad-device-handler-centralite-uei-iris-xfinity-scout/124776 Spoke too soon. Looks like this will only work with the v2 and later keypads.
  5. I like the v1 over the later versions. Too bad they are useless to me now.
  6. I have three v1 keypads looking for work. 🙂
  7. If anyone is interested I have a bunch of mostly 1st Gen Iris hardware available. Many motion sensors but a list of other stuff I won't bother to list. If you're looking for something list it here and I'll get back to you. I hung on to this stuff for a while because I thought I might go over to Arcus or some other system that was compatible with these devices. Since I can't get them to work with SmartThings without creating a bunch of custom device drivers I have decided to sell them. Thanks.
  8. I just setup a Ring doorbell with the inside chime. I had been using a SmartThings SmartButton and the Aerotec doorbell but the Ring is better in a couple ways. First it has a built in camera which I dodn't have with the Iris button I was using as a doorbell or with the ST SmartButton. I have cameras that cover the entrance from two directions whose fields of view overlap so you can't approach either camera from any direction without being seen by the other but I have no audio setup with those particular cameras and if you're standing facing the door then your face can not be seen or reco
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    Z-wave Locks

    "These Schlage locks are pretty old, it's probably time to start swapping them out." Funny, if they were the old 'dumb' locks they would last forever just about, but now that they are 21st century tech they are cr@p in only a couple years. Makes me wonder if we are really moving forward or just found a way to empty our wallets faster thanks to engineered-in obsolesce .
  10. I would like to be able to put my four V1 keypads to use.
  11. So what have you put AI to work doing for you with the lockdown and COVID19. Found any uses for your devices that might save you and everyone in the house from touch contamination or some other use that make you safer? Or what applications have you seen being put in place now or envision for AI in the future.
  12. Yours may still be good, depends on when you received them. There is a number you can call to hear the remaining balance. If zero and you haven't used them call and see what you can do. But maybe before doing that give them a try on Amazon to see if you can use them to buy a gift card like scunny suggested. Then you can use them anytime to make an Amazon purchase.
  13. Thanks Otto, no reset for the outdoor plugs huh. Any idea who makes them? I could not find them under any other brand name. It does says Intertek on the back and there is a number, but I tried searching on that and came up empty. Where is our resident hacker John (gillian) when you need him? 🙂
  14. I have two of these. I'm sure it's been discussed here some time in the past but after 15 minutes of searching the forum and the web I can not find anything about them other than the little bit of info on t Lowes support site. https://www.irisbylowes.com/support/?stStep=004;D;f:011,e41974fd-46a3-4ecb-98ed-a43a82a60a35;f:012,acf39f86-c2b5-4a46-a97b-495e5191e57e;g:027 I've tried to pair them with Alexa directly since they are Wi-Fi and shouldn't need a hub. Am I wrong? I think I tried these before and the answer was they are not compatible with any system. But I'd just
  15. I bought 5 of the Samsung sensors, wish I had got double that. I deployed the 5 I had in addition to the 4 I already have in the system. They are much nicer than the Centralite which Lowes rebranded and sold under the Iris name. The contacts on the top and perfect for soldering leads to and adapting them to serve some other purpose. The price is right at ~$18. I will get some more. I can see using one to connect to a glass breakage detector from my old hard-wired alarm system on the slider and a couple other applications.