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    Not yet. I put in an inquiry today.
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    System Costs

    I did a back-up order from Digi Key before their inventory bottomed out, but currently, the package is somewhere in Indiana, so I don't know yet if I'm getting the right devices.
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    System Costs

    Mouser is out of the Digi stick until March (and they shipped me the wrong parts in error before they discovered they were out).
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    Vera Thread - Pro\Con

    You have the Iris cameras working on Vera?
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    Same. Ready to learn something new.
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    Researching the Ring.

    Is Alexa Guard available to you? I asked for notification of its availability some time ago through the app, but I still don't have access to it.
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    That's my status as well.
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    Things I am planning for Arcus

    I'm experimenting with the Google Home Hub for that reason -- the "rooms" grouping. To utilize it, I had to initially designate which room each device resided in. It did not group them based on their name. I actually prefer it that way so that I don't have to have long names with the room name embedded.
  9. I called around midnight EST last night, and got right through to someone who was able to contact the development team even at that hour.
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    Problems with Echo Dot

    Like others here, I ordered several of the new, lower-priced Echo Dots, and have enjoyed having more inputs to my IRIS devices. However, in several respects my Dots don't function as well as my Echo. They simply don't seem to have the "good ear" that the Echo has. I can be quite close to my Dots, and they simply don't respond. Other times, they won't recognize the IRIS device name included in a command. When I tried to do more voice training, the Voice Training link under Settings simply took me back to the Home page rather than giving me the training page. I'm not alone -- there are many reviews on Amazon saying that the new Dots don't compare favorably to the old Dots or the Echo in regard to hearing "the master's voice." What has been the experience of those who bought the new ones?
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    Iris web portal V1.3.1

    Thank you!
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    I tried to do as you suggest, but the check boxes for the devices are grayed-out -- they won't allow me to select and save them.
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    Shut Down?

    I wrote Mike at the Community Forum about the shut down notice. Here's our exchange - a very different vibe than he had a month ago with "Iris isn't going anywhere": To: MikeS yesterday Notification: "Iris Shut Down - With Our Sincere Apologies" Mike: If you go to this link on the Living with Iris Forum, you'll see a screen shot of an Iris-generated notification received by a user that stated: "Iris Shut Down - With Our Sincere Apologies....." It may have been received in error, but code doesn't get written to give a message like that unless its use is contemplated. I am writing you privately to ask you to address this. MikeS Tuesday Re: Notification: "Iris Shut Down - With Our Sincere Apologies" Hi, Thanks for letting me know about that post. I can't comment about Iris beyond what Lowe's publicly announced back in November. Thanks, -Mike To: MikeS Re: Notification: "Iris Shut Down - With Our Sincere Apologies" Thanks Mike. Do you mind if I share your response with the LWI Forum? MikeS yesterday Re: Notification: "Iris Shut Down - With Our Sincere Apologies" Sure..... It doesn't provide any new information unfortunately. -Mike
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    Shut Down?

    Yikes! That must have made your heart jump.
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    V3 Smart Plug

    That's not very Smart.
  16. Do you know how this might work for Gen 1 and Gen 2 Iris sensors?
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    Alexa Guard with Iris

    Has anyone had this rolled out to them yet? If so, what do you think of it?
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    Water leak Drop outs

    I recently purchased and installed two of those sensors and had the same thing happen -- within 12 hours they both lost connection. However, removing and reinstalling the batteries got them back online and they have been stable ever since (14 days).
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    My 2nd Gen Cameras now have audio

    Thank you both. I'm bummed that the mike is bad -- it's my most centrally located interior camera.
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    My 2nd Gen Cameras now have audio

    OK, I've collected the data from two cameras with working audio and compared them to the high static camera. High static camera: wifi noise 78 rssi 45 Good camera A: 81 & 56 Good camera B: 78 & 45 So one of the working cameras has identical data to the bad camera, and the other seems close to the same, but I don't understand what the numbers are measuring. What does it mean?
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    My 2nd Gen Cameras now have audio

    My second gen's now have audio. However, one of them has high volume static - no way to hear anything over it. I thought it might be interference but disconnecting nearby electronic devices did nothing to cure it. Is anyone else having this problem?
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    Alexa Guard with Iris

    I've found two things I like better about the Google Home Hub: 1) I can see my commands typed out on the screen as I say them, so I can quickly correct errors in how it heard me. 2) The room-centric smart home controls work more the way my wife approaches device control. She hates having to remember all the Iris device names. In contrast, the room groupings are intuitive. You simply say the name of the room you're in and tell it lights on. Simple. Neat. I find myself using it over the Alexa serial commands (Alexa has never worked well with my Iris Scenes.)
  23. Are you controlling it with Avi-on?
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    IRIS Being shut down by Lowe's??

    Whoa! If this is real -- and priced well -- it opens up the platform in truly exciting ways. Thanks for sharing the info.
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    Alexa Guard with Iris

    I just started testing the Google devices this week because I was attracted to the room-based grouping of devices with the Google Home Hub. I'm still testing and will report back, but so far, it has been nice to be able to control all the lights in a particular room without having to write two Iris Scenes (XRoom Lights On and XRoom Lights Off) for every room in the house. Alexa may have this capability with its Groups and Routines, but it seems as cumbersome as the Iris option. What are your thoughts on a comparison of the Alexa vs. Google systems?