chefbart reacted to OhioYJ in Product Reviews
As much as I want the platform to succeed, I can't in good conscience recommend the platform to anyone in it's current state. My grandparents lost their internet over the weekend, and AT&T told them it will be two weeks before they can come out and get to it. We don't have off line processing, I'd hate to have to explain to them a system that I'd recommended is not not functional to any degree at all because they have no Internet for the next 15 days.
Lowes has without warning just up and decided to leave our homes vulnerable by deciding to kill our systems to do updates that say fail in some cases, or quietly do updates that make items no long alarm devices (garage door controllers), etc.
Just my opinion, and perhaps I'm just being a "negative nancy". However I believe in my case, until Iris / Lowes gets their act together and gets us back closer to V1 state I couldn't recommend this to anyone. So my "positive review" or show of support, will just have to be no review at all. Which is and has been what it is at the moment. Which is sad, back during V1 I used to recommend it to people. I'm so glad, my dad did not buy this for his two houses now.
chefbart reacted to sparc in Warning sound before alarm is trigger?
That has caught me a couple times too. I did not hear anything from the keypad as I entered (keypad is next to door) and forgot the alarm was armed. One minute later the alarm sounded off and made its first telephone notification to my neighbor, who then called me before I could disarm the alarm and text him to tell him it was a false alarm and only me.
If the keypad would beep every 10 or 15 seconds, or something along those lines when counting down the user set delay that would be nice.
chefbart reacted to IrisWhat? in push notifications - alexa - coming soon?
As it stands right now, Amazon Echo is the well-behaved child your grandparents might have approved of: it doesn’t speak until spoken to. But soon Alexa could be piping up to offer information without being prompted first.
According to a report from The Information, Amazon is considering enable push notifications for Alexa that would let the virtual assistant speak up with alerts from any Echo-connected apps and gadgets.
chefbart reacted to sparc in Frame Rate 1 FPS
Wow, 13 Iris cameras is quite an investment and would
certainly fill your online storage quickly even at 5FPS.
I found that for the price of two Iris outdoor cameras
I could buy a complete 16 channel video surveillance
system with a 1TB DVR and 8 HD color cameras with 65' IR
night vision and all the cabling I needed to connect them.
The system can be accessed remotely using their free app
and there is no service fee. I have about 13 days of 24/7
recording capability at the resolution and frame rates I
have selected but could get more with a larger hard drive
or lower frame rates.
I do have two Iris cameras but after I bought the second one
we decided to go with the stand alone video system. Another
plus from a security standpoint is with the video and the alarm
systems being separate hacking your way into one does not get
you access to the other. So maybe you could take down the video
but the alarm functions in Iris would still be functional.
The DVR is also accessible from any PC on the network with
a browser and you can search through all the recorded video,
set up alarm zones in each cameras field of view, define
boundary lines that will alarm when crossed, adjust sensitivity,
mask off areas, and much more. It is possible to display all 8
channels on one screen or any number from 1 to 16, set the scan rate
to x number of seconds each camera is displayed before automatically
switching to the next, and more. The system also has outputs that can
be tied into an alarm system or used to actuate other devices such as
relays to control various functions. All for less than $400 and no
chefbart reacted to awraynor in Amazon Echo, Dot and Tap Showing in + Devices but not yet Pairable. Update, now pairable, kicking ass and taking names!
Funny that Siri is Iris backwards, or vice versa from your point of view.
chefbart reacted to Terminal in Amazon Echo, Dot and Tap Showing in + Devices but not yet Pairable. Update, now pairable, kicking ass and taking names!
I would like Siri to tell Iris...
chefbart reacted to scunny in Cutting the cable
I've recently developed an interest in cutting the cable using OTA HD antenna for local programming and something like a Fire Box for all other content.
We have a very diverse and highly tech educated user base here and I'd love to hear what you guys are doing along this line if you are.
chefbart reacted to pavalov in Amazon Echo, Dot and Tap Showing in + Devices but not yet Pairable. Update, now pairable, kicking ass and taking names!
Wow. I'm surprised this isn't getting more attention. With 5 minutes' work, I've got a new voice input for controlling IRIS, and it's at the other end of the house from Echo (my PC). So, I understand Lexa is available to do the same with an Android phone. Why is there not an Apple version yet?
chefbart reacted to Enzo in Amazon Echo, Dot and Tap Showing in + Devices but not yet Pairable. Update, now pairable, kicking ass and taking names!
Yes, the Alexa integration is fantastic, and works really really well, so I hope they go beyond the basic Smart Home skills that Amazon defined for Lights, Switches, and Thermostats and also allow us to make custom requests like:
"Alexa, ask Iris to open the garage door"
"Alexa, ask Iris to water the patio plants for 30 minutes"
"Alexa, ask Iris to set a 24 hour rain delay"
"Alexa, ask Iris if any windows are open"
"Alexa, ask Iris to run my 'Evening' scene"
I have no idea what additional custom skills they might be planning, but it seems like the possibilities are endless.
chefbart reacted to Nanker Phelge in Outdoor cams' motion sensing is awful since update
Mine seem somewhat better after this last firmware release, but no where near what they once were with V1.
chefbart reacted to Thepurplewing in No Hub Offline Notification
I've lost Internet and power twice this week when traffic accident T's took out power lines and fiber lines.
When the power and Internet returned, I received a notification that my hub had been restored. This repeated when the second accident occurred. I, again, got the restoration notification.
So I simulated it, dropping the power and the Ethernet cable and I got no notification but when I restored power and the Ethernet, I almost instantly I got a restoration notification.
chefbart reacted to tread in Amazon Echo feature request
Some ideas I would like Iris to incorporate into the Echo ,
I would like "Alexas" speaker to work as a doorbell with an iris smart button since the v1 doorbell has not been revisited in v2. (parity)
Maybe selectable tones or the ability to play our own recorded audio files.
A voice announcement would be great as well from Alexa. ex "Someone is at the front door". I miss the v1 announcement capability. (parity)
Notifications would be nice to have her announce as well, "Back gate has been opened",or "Partial alarm activated, bedroom window opened, activating alarm in 5,4,......"
My Echo is in the mail. Cant wait for possibilities
chefbart reacted to pwynn in hub louder, voice back and chime when doors are opened
I have not idea why they got rid of these features??? My parents cant even hear the system now that the hub is so soft. The chimes were great when you were home alone without the alarm set and the voice made it seem like it was a real alarm system not some 59.99 ge system.
Just my 2 cents..