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  1. How to add a rule to a motion sensor?

    Within the Arlo app choose Mode->the camera->the pencil next to Armed->check the Push Notification or Email Alerts check box under Alert to have the Arlo camera notify you on motion when armed. This is a setting per camera so you'd have to set it on each camera you want to alert you. Is that is what you were asking about?
  2. 3rd party cam viewer ?

    I was using my cameras with Iris, TinyIP and IP Cam Viewer lite, you can get live video with it connected to the Iris system you just cannot use the Mic or Speaker for two way audio and there are other settings that are restricted.
  3. How to add a rule to a motion sensor?

    All of the rules in Cameras & Sensors are video recording related and do require a subscription to use. Look through the other rule categories like Lights & Switches or Notifications to see what is available without a subscription plan.
  4. Alexa now supports multi room audio

    I read in another forum that Bluetooth speakers were not working for someone users. I haven't tested mine yet as the Bluetooth speaker disconnected on Friday/Saturday morning at like 2am or something like that when the Echo got an update I think and it didn't reconnect and I haven't manually reconnected it yet either.
  5. Alexa now supports multi room audio

    I was able to add 5 devices to one group the only device I couldn't add was one that is unplugged at the moment
  6. IRIS Cameras worth getting?

    I haven't had lag issues with my 5 Arlo Qs 4 of which are the Q plus and one is the Q. You can setup zones on the Q or Q plus, and the Q plus has a Micro SD slot for local recording if desired however they will always record to the cloud if accessible, if not then it will record local only if you have the card in. You can also pay extra per camera if you want 24/7 recording to the cloud so you minimize the chance of missing anything however I have found the event based (motion) recording to be extremely reliable and don't want to pay the extra or have that much impact on my network so I haven't tried that. I have setup motion zones to minimize false alerts from my cat.
  7. IRIS Cameras worth getting?

    I had 3 of the original outdoor Iris cameras and 1 of the indoor and they worked well but I wasn't happy with the night vision quality or limited field of view so when I had a couple drop off I decided to replace all of mine with Arlo Q Plus cameras. I have been pretty happy with the Q Plus and the free 7 day storage plan that supports up to 5 cameras. They have pay plans if you need more than 5 cameras and/or longer retention.
  8. Nest now compatible with Iris

    I just updated my app and paired my Nest thermostat looks nice in Iris, hopefully they are working on adding the Protects and cameras as well eventually.
  9. Samsung SmartThings at Lowes?

    Not really all that strange to see SmartThings being sold at Lowe's its just something they have resisted until now, most grocery stores and pharmacies have their house brand mouthwash, facial tissues, and many other products but still sell the competitors versions since they don't want people going to another store just because they refuse to carry a popular brand.
  10. Maintenance notice from Iris

    My default sensor for reporting temperature hadn't changed the day of the update but today when I looked it had changed to the window sensor it has a tenancy to change to, this scews my temp reading since that sensor is in direct sunlight. I have noticed my hub reboot a few times since the update even though the firmware hasn't changed and is still at .032.
  11. Maintenance notice from Iris

    My hub is at .032 now as well and my default sensor for reporting temperature didn't change this time however that has changed on its own many times in the past.
  12. I had that same message about a year ago or more but I couldn't stream as it disabled the buttons. I called support and had to mess around with taking out the modem, putting it back in going back on cellular by pulling the RJ45 waiting a minute and putting it back in, eventually the message went away and streaming was working so support said they would look into that if they could replicate the issue.
  13. Toasty Freezer

    I was guessing that was supposed to read as... "have been hosed by an update that considers the primary function of the device only, not the great forward thinking of users."
  14. zwave heal

    In the app click the menu button (3 stacked lines) in the top left then Devices then scroll to the bottom to the Z-Wave Tools then choose "Rebuild Z-Wave Network"
  15. Dumb ceiling fan to smart

    That is creative, I don't think it would have worked with the fan I was dealing with last night, it probably would in our room that shroud is much larger.