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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Maintenance notice from Iris

    No, that is new.
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. Web Portal list of all devices?

    Could you make it a page the we can customize like a favorites page that we could select which devices show up? Then we could group or place in the order we choose which switches, fan controls, etc. fit our individual needs. On the background option what about offering a few different solid colors as backgrounds that we could choose from. The files are small and would not put any load on servers or increase page load times.
  10. Signal strength

    So how or when does the Web Portal drop a device from its list? I guess it falls back on what the Iris server has as active in that particular system. If I remove a device using the app from my system how long does (or should) it take to no longer show up. However, if a device drops out and loses its connection to the system will it ever be removed or does it stay on the list with its last reported values displayed. Meaning if the signal level was 90% and the battery was 85% and the temp was 70°F those values will remain until the device reconnects or is forcibly removed. Sounds like maybe I answered my own question at the end there but I am just trying to find out what the logic the system is built on since I don't recall how it handles these conditions being written down or discussed anywhere that the average user can refer to.
  11. Washed out background on Android App

    Agree. It's been brought up before but apparently fallen on deaf ears.
  12. Does this seem right to you?

    Most likely the calculation in the firmware to convert the thousands of points that the sensor reads to a meaningful scale that we all recognize got screwed up or forgotten altogether.
  13. Does this seem right to you?

    All of my contact sensors are version 2.3, only one is used to monitor temperature and that is in the wine cooler so not that cold and no where near normal freezer temps. It's reporting normally, no issues. If this was a known issue, why was it known only to a few? Why not let us know with a simple "Hey gang, we've got a glitch in the last firmware update to your V1 contact sensors, no worries, it will be corrected soon enough, in the mean time your freezer is not on fire. :-) " Better to keep it to themselves and hope no one notices I guess. Or did they publish this in their blog or in an email sent out to everyone that maybe I missed? And why can't they let us know ahead of time when they will be pushing updates out so we can watch for such screw-ups?
  14. Swidget

    Looks interesting, but I will never get into a Kickstarter project again after being taken with about 70,000 others in the Z-Naps scam. If it makes it to full production I'd consider it. Looks like you can install a common outlet and swap out the center module to do whatever you want. It would be nice if they make an outlet with only one receptacle and two swidget slots, so you could have a camera plus something else in the same location. A plus is no batteries to replace since everything grabs power off the outlet.
  15. Anyone have a smart plug (2nd gen) take a crap?

    I was having problems with one a while back and had tech support on the phone trying to help me figure it out. They told me to trash it and sent me a new one right to the house. It was an early V2 smart plug. They didn't say if there was a bad batch or anything like that but what had happened was that the Z-Wave transceiver quit working which they figured out by looking at it remotely, It wasn't fried like yours. What were you powering with this plug?