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    Iris CAMs working on ST

    Setup an OpenVPN app connection to your router for a secure connection, that way you can leave the ips as internal only and don't need to open any ports on the router. That is if your router can host an open VPN server (Asus makes it pretty easy)
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    SystronicsRF vs Hubitat

    That's the reason I've kept my Hubitat hub, once they release an app where it is hopefully easier to control devices than the existing web interface, and after a few more web devices become supported, I'm hoping to eventually migrate from SmartThings so I don't have to worry about the back end going down. They've made a lot of progress as far as web connected devices like Sonos from when I first bought it but the interface hasn't changed much at all yet.
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    Echo Enunciates

    Got it, thanks!
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    Echo Enunciates

    I have an everywhere group most of my Echo devices in it however, where do I find messaging?
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    Question for you Hubitat users

    I was able to pair the devices I've tried but I couldn't get myself to continue to put everything on it with the current interface. It's like working with a assembly language program. I was able to set codes for arming and disarming however I never took it further, maybe if they eventually come out with an iOS app and interacting with devices is simplified I might look at it again. Until then I'm mostly happy with SmartThings.
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    Echo Enunciates

    Yeah, its nice and you can set the volume first in case someone turned it down so you will still hear it. I just wish there was a way to have it announce on more than 1 Echo device in that same routine.
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    Consolidated Camera Thread

    I'd suggest using the classic app for now as the new one still doesn't work with many of the community created Smart apps and DTHs.
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    Consolidated Camera Thread

    What says can't connect?
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    Consolidated Camera Thread

    SmartThings and Blue Iris can be combined to give you many more possibilities by using the Blue Fusion 3 Smart App and DTH.
  10. I got my big one last week and was able to activate it online, last night I got my $300 one but it kept telling me they couldn't find a record of it when trying to activate it online so I called in and it supposedly activated over the phone entering the same info. I guess I won't know for sure until I go to use it.
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    Support Experience

    It sounds like you have two locations in your Location List if that is the case you should be able to figure out which of these is correct and edit it to make it the default.
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    ST and Event History

    Most users that I've talked to are on the classic app since the new app isn't compatible with many of the community created DTH and Smart Apps. In the classic App there is a Notifications section under More that will also tell you when the mode changes.
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    Door Chimes

    That is what I've always done with ST as well, I automate locking doors and close the garage door on everyone gone/after a certain time, but I don't automate unlocking any but the door between the house and garage since the garage door has to be shut as well as someone arriving home for that to automatically unlock not just someone arriving home.
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    I'm thinking I'll switch to SmartThings

    There is a DTH for the Orbit Hose Controller for sure, not sure about the 12 station one as I don't have one of those.
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    Alarms and SHM

    I've had very good luck with both ST and Iris staying connected to their devices in the last 1.5 years since I first got my ST system. I have had to airgap/repair one switch a few times but other than that they both have been solid except the few times their service had issues. As far as calling capability I agree that would be great and was one of the reasons I stayed with Iris to the end however I have had IFTTT setup to call me when a virutal switch is turned on (that virtual switch is turned on when the SHM triggers an alarm)