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  1. Hacking backup battery...

    I did a similar thing, but i used a 6vdc battery and i hard wired my kwikset door locks. saved me a ton on battery cost, but instead of 5vdc from usb i went and did 6vdc from a 6v battery.
  2. Iris down?

    similar problem. I have a schedule to turn on my outside lights at sundown... last night three different iris hubs in three different states, all forgot to turn on their lights....
  3. temperature graph with V2 hub?

    It doesn't exist on the Iris app or the Iris website. There is a way to do it with thegillian portal.
  4. Iris web portal V1.2.6

    I am having an issue with two net Z-Wave devices. I am familiar with your web portal and i have downloaded a copy of my z-wave map. It looks cool, but it has listed device numbers 0-14. Okay, so i went to the z-wave device page http://www.iriswebportal.com/zwavelist.html .Here is my question, how do turn CUxXRS01MTY2y/y95QkAAAAAAAA= into the specific device number?
  5. Kwikset 910 z-wave constant disconnect

    YES.. 100X YES... I had the same exact problem. The problem is the cheap Z-wave radio chip in the 910/911/908/912 locks. I had the same problem for several months and it was driving nuts the same as you. My solution was at first to buy a GE (not Iris) smartplug GE_12719 and pair it with Iris, and then put it 1/4 away from the lock towards the Iris hub. Problem went away after a Z-Wave mesh rebuild. After a while i decided to swap out the smartplug for the GE Toggle hardwire switch for my outside front door lights. Problem never came back. I have 6 of those GE toggle switches next to the 6 exterior doors and the 6 kwikset 912 locks, and they are flawless. I originally tried the Iris Z-wave (gen 1) and it didnt fix my problem. I also tried the Iris Smart Plug (GEN 2) and it didnt fix my problem either. The reason the GE devices work and the Iris devices do not work as repeaters is because the GE support secure z-wave messaging, which your kwikset lock requires. The cheaper Iris devices dont support it, so the encrypted packets from your lock to the hub dont get relayed properly with Iris brand repeaters, but the GE brand works flawlessly.
  6. V1 Items for Sale - SOLD

    would you do 10 contact sensors with shipping for $50?
  7. Is Iris By Lowes shutting down?

    Is it possible Lowes is getting ready to sell or spin off Iris ?
  8. This is a compliment to thegillion----> If 1 guy sitting at home can build the WEBUI over 3 months in his spare time and achieve 90% of the functionality as the offical Iris App, then 100 trained monkeys at Lowes should have had it done 2 years ago.
  9. Hard wired smoke alarm system

    I did a bit of hacking of my own system and i borrowed a unsupported hack from Smarterthings. https://community.smartthings.com/t/monitor-wired-smoke-detectors/1915/15 Basically, i took my existing hardwired Kidde smoke/CO system, attached two relay modules to the RED signal cable (one for CO and one for Smoke) and hooked that relay output to the input of two utilitech water sensors. If my Smoke or CO goes off, since it is a "safety" device. I get alerted. Wife has tested this several times by accident with her cooking...... haha
  10. awful Iris end caps/displays.

    622, 2429,2258, 3168,1571,1034.... all Iris endcaps which are fully empty, trashed (like the original photo), or full of other vendor's products (like nest, GE, keen, amazon, etc) i shop those stores on a weekly basis, every week picking up parts and supplies for my job. it makes me cry.
  11. Using a different kind of battery in devices

    I did something a little bit different. I have 6 Kwikset locks around my home and they suck batteries badly. I ended up replacing the 4 AA batteries with a single wire, going back to my basement, to a rechargable 6VDC battery and a DC battery charger. It cost me about $30, but it saves me almost $60 the first year and it has saved me almost $300 overall
  12. I will be the low-ball person here and offer $30 shipped. if you dont get any other offers i can paypal it over in the future.
  13. Iris web portal V1.2.6

    Can i request a feature? On the Iris app, i can go to temperature and see a full listing of all the temperatures of all the devices. Can we get a similar feature added? Also i second the idea of having a ZIGBEE or Z-Wave map, would be a great feature to have.
  14. Kwikset Battery indicator

    Yes. I thought about drilling a tiny hole and fishing the wire inside the door originally, but i found that the wire was so thin, that a coat of paint, made it virtually invisible. That plus the WAF (Wife Acceptance factor) of drilling a hole was less than me painting the whole door. That part is completely up-to you, i was just making a alternative suggestion since I had the same issue with Iris not telling me my batteries were about to die at any second and then having to quickly replace the batteries as soon as i get home, since Iris doesnt tell me the overall percentage so i can plan ahead and monitor usage.
  15. Kwikset Battery indicator

    the wire is really tiny, but what i do is run it down the door towards the bottom of the door, make a sharp 90 degree turn towards the wall, leave about 1 inch of slack to allow the door to open and close near the hindges and then run it down the door caseing to a tiny hole in floor to goto basement. I attached the wire to the door with some gel super glue (clear gorilla glue)... Basically wipe the gel glue on the 1 side of the wire, and stick to the door. hold it for 2 minutes and do another 3 foot section of wire. Once everything is done, I repainted my whole door (it needed a coat of paint anyways) and the wire blends in to the door almost perfectly. For the connection to the lock, i just went on ebay, bought 5 extra kwkiset battery holders ($5 each) and soldered the end of the 18/2 to the proper terminals and pushed it into the lockset. Grabbed a exacto knife, cut out a tiny notch on side the the door cover for the wire and screwed it down for the last time. Looking over what i actually bought, it was more like $30, but still well worth it in the long term. 4 pack of AA lithium costs about $8 every 6-7 months, so it still saving me money. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Cerrowire-100-ft-18-2-Solid-Thermostat-Wire-210-1002C/202206425 http://www.homedepot.com/p/Gorilla-20-g-Super-Glue-Gel-7700103/205485334 http://www.batteryclerk.com/products/werker-wka6-5f-6v-5ah-sealed-lead-acid-battery.html?cat=Sealed-Lead-Acid&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cse&utm_term=73074&gclid=CPbC8anqgtECFQlLDQodd5gMmw http://www.batteryclerk.com/store/p/76547-UPG-6V-0-5A-SLA-Battery-Charger.html