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    Iris Camera Quality

    Very cool setup! What did you use to achieve that? As far as wanting quality affordable cameras; again, just my opinion but shouldn’t we all expect just that very thing for this system we put so much time and money into, not to mention the monthly fee.
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    I’m having log in issues. Is the bug back?
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    Iris Camera Quality

    Now I just found out that the Blink Camera works with Echo Show and Spot. I downloaded the Skill and it took about 1 minute to set up. Now I say Alexa show me the front door and it pops right up on the screen. Maybe I’m missing something but a big company like Lowe’s should have been working on this a long time ago! These are the things that anger me about the Iris System, they seem to do the bare minimum to keep up with the competition! And there should be new cameras, Period!!!
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    Logitech Harmony Smart Control and Alexa

    I wonder if it would be possible to have a smart button turn on a set of commands with the Harmony Hub? I have it set up now where Alexa turns on the tv, A/V, and Xbox to watch Tv. The problem is my father in-law has a hard time with the remote and he had a stroke so talking to Alexa just doesn’t work. pushing a smart button to turn everything on would be Great!!!
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    Iris Camera Quality

    Yes Vettester, I understand, I was just trying to make a point that if there’s something out there now like the Blink, Lowe’s should be able to do something better than these current cameras. as I said before, I’ve had to use the cameras footage twice with police and nether Time was it usable. The camera is only 15 feet away from where the suspect was in both breakin’s. Not much good when the camera can record all day and the film is useless. It was at night but the outdoor lights were on.
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    Iris Camera Quality

    Yeah these cameras are horrible. We’ve had two breakin on our vehicles and the cameras recorded the scumbags but you could never tell who they were. my backyard v2 camera failed on me and I went to Lowe’s to buy a new one. There was one left and it was on clearance for $135 i didn’t buy it because it seems like maybe Lowe’s is going to shit can the Iris System? So many other systems out there. I can’t believe they won’t allow other cameras on the system. I think I’m going to change out the whole system with something else. I’ve been with the Iris since the very beginning, cameras have always been a problem one way or another. I bought a Blink camera the other day for $100. The thing runs on two double or Triple A battery’s for TWO YEARS!!! The video quality is great and it has audio! Lowe’s needs to do something about the cameras!!!!
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    Iris update causes the Gillion's portal to fail

    My cameras are not working with portal but they are on the iPhone App?
  8. Is there a way to change the colors of light bulbs or switches simultaneously rather than having to select each strip or bulb? I know it can be done using Alexa. Can the Iris app be set to do it? Thanks!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Smart + 3 LED Flex Light Strip

    Thank you! Works perfect! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Smart + 3 LED Flex Light Strip

    Thanks a lot Terk, yeah I ended up ordering that one, actually the same one but about $10 cheaper right after I posted. I’m hoping that the strip lights from the kit I have now will work with the new kit because I installed some of the lights already. Does anyone know by chance? Thanks again Terk! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I was looking in the pairing device list in the app and saw Smart + Light Strips. I ordered what I thought was right and now I don’t think they will work. Can someone verify this please? Thank you! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Hey it works!!!!! I have the Osram lights in my living room. They are all under the scene Living Room. I said, Alexa, Change Living Room Lights To Red and they all changed. Very Nice!!! Thanks GraemeCracker!!!
  13. Great idea, thanks Scunny!
  14. Well it’s been about a week and everything is still connected! Covers are still off. Going out this weekend to get plastic ones. I would say this one has been solved! Thank You everyone!!!!!!
  15. So I ended up having to remove all the GE light switches. I also needed to use the z-wave removal tool and it was a real pain! I had to keep switching the lights on and off and the word switch would come up. You have to keep doing this until the word switch no longer comes up. I also performed resets on the switches and did Hub resets. Not sure if that’s needed or not but I was having a heck of a time getting the system to let go of the switches. In the end as I said, I just kept switching the switch on and off while in the z-wave removal tool. If it just won’t release, try getting out of the tool and reset the hub and also the switch and try again, eventually you will get it to release. The reason I knew it wasn’t released is because when I removed the switch, I couldn’t add it back. If you are unable to add a device, it could mean that the device was not removed/released from the hub even though it’s not showing in your device list. This is when you have to goto the z-wave removal tool. This I imagine is only for z-wave devices. anyway, everything is working now. I have the switch plate covers off and will see if the switches disconnect. I will let you guys know. Thank you all!!!