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  1. Iris V2 camera light

    Good luck, going with a little larger wire would probably be a good place to start, although you may just want to shorten the wire back to normal length by exposing your solder connections and clamping the wires back the way they were first to see if the camera behaves as expected before going to the work of replacing the garage door wire?
  2. Iris V2 camera light

    I'm guessing you mean you cut the cable between the transformer and the end that plugs into the camera and spliced in extra length, is this right? If so they make an extension cable https://www.lowes.com/pd/Iris-9-ft-White-Indoor-Outdoor-Security-Camera-Power-Extension-Cable/1000059647 Are you sure you didn't accidentally get the polarity wrong on the plug now by getting the wires mixed up? One wire goes to the center of the post and needs to match what is expected it should be marked on the device as + or - in the center.
  3. Wink hub and sonos

    I have my Sonos speakers paired with my SmartThings hub which lets me pause all music when nobody is home, I can also play announcements through them however I don't use that feature as it messes with the playlist currently assigned to the speaker.
  4. Iris sent me news about Santa Tracker

    Santa Tracker isn't new they just turn it off after Christmas and turn it back on in time for the holidays, so I doubt it takes any of the Developers time each year anymore. I haven't used it yet, but there are many on here with small children and most say their kids seem to enjoy it.
  5. Iris vs SmartThings

    I have many devices in SmartThings as well as Iris and I've actually had very good luck with the phone presence sensors on our iPhones with ST. My wife used to have an Android and that was problematic with geofencing, and since iOS 11 we have to keep the ST app running in the background, but we have had only one false alarm in the last year. Lately ST has made many improvements, but your right the 10 months prior that I was on ST there was little native improvements. Lately though they have greatly improved the number of devices that run local (as long as you don't use community created DTHs for devices like locks, Aeon Labs mini motes, sirens, contact sensors, switches, bulbs, ... Also the only SmartApp that will run local is their SmartLighting app and the Smart Home Monitor (their alarm system). They are missing a natively supported keypad though and their presence sensor fobs don't run locally yet so if your Internet goes down and you arrive home you have no way to stop an alarm until the internet comes back on short of unplugging things and pulling batteries (they are supposedly working on getting the presence sensors to run locally but they really need to get a keypad that they support natively as well. They have also finally gotten the app secured via touchID and their lock code manager (I was never comfortable with having my locks on ST until they got their own lock code manager because I could see the codes being passed in clear text with the community created DTHs and SamrtApps via the logs). One of the many things I really like about Iris is only half there but its better than ST which is when you assign a contact sensor as a Door you can easily see how many, if any doors are open at a glance, I just wish they would do the same for Windows. With the ST Lock manager it does that with your locks so that finally matches up with Iris. I also like Iris's native calling to notify you of an alarm even if it is not monitored whereas with ST I only get push or SMS notices natively and need to use IFTTT to get a call (which I find to be much more likely for me to notice quickly).
  6. Local Processing Is Here

    That all sounds like how I'd expect it to work except the Alarm not turning on from the keypad with the Ethernet cable disconnected. There really should be no reason I can think of for Iris to limit being able to turn it on without Internet, hopefully they know this is an issue.
  7. Push Notification to Alexa

    You mean for Alexa to read the message out loud?
  8. Local Processing Is Here

    I had the same experience on the official forum. They where able to verify local processing made it to my hub for me.
  9. No Local Hub Processing When Offline HUGE BUG/FLAW

    I expressed concern about being able to identify if local processing made it to my hub on the official Community forum and Mike from Iris PM'd me and asked for my hub ID because he said there is currently no way to know from the users side if it has been setup without testing. I sent him my hub ID and he verified that my hub is ready, I plan to test this weekend sometime.
  10. Iris 2.7 email

    I had 1 certified device participating in my alarm, yet I got the Maintenance Notice from Iris about the upcoming 2.7 release on November 12th. Also in the 2.7 release notes it says the Alarm has to be off to get the update. To make sure I get the update I have removed 3 certified devices and turned off my alarm, however any idea what to look for to know it is done so we can turn the alarm back on?
  11. Local Processing Is Here

    It says "Local Processing for Security & Panic Alarms" I wonder if that includes Smoke/CO or Water alarms and local activation of the water shutoff valve in case of a leak?
  12. Local Processing Is Here

    Thanks, it's good to know we need to turn off our systems to get the update (We will only update your system while it is disarmed), and I will need to remove my Hinge pin sensor in order to get the update (Places with a NYCE Tilt Sensor or uncertified devices are currently unable to participate in Local Processing).
  13. Iris vs SmartThings

    Many devices will work local on ST now including Iris door/window sensors GE light switches, some locks as of yesterday (as long as you use their new SmartLock manager), Hue bulbs, Aeon Labs Minimote, and other devices, however the SmartThings presence sensor will not nor will any device that requires a custom DTH so you don't really know what will or won't work locally until you buy it and install it, at least I haven't found a good place to find out what will or won't. You are also really limited on rules if you want to ensure they work locally on ST. Any community DTH you install for added features or to make a device work will cause the device that DTH is installed on to run in the cloud even if the device would normally be able to run locally, and most of the rule engines like CoRE/WebCoRE or almost any other SmartApp will only run in the cloud, I believe the "Smart Home Monitor", the new Scenes feature that also became available yesterday, and the "Smart Lighting" SmartApp are the only things that will work locally currently but at least they do have some things, however they don't have a keypad that works with ST natively (the Iris v2 one will but not locally) and their own presence sensor will not work locally right now so I'm not sure how you go about disabling the system when you get home if it was armed and the internet is currently down.
  14. The SmartThings devices just went on sale recently as they seem to be interested in growing their ADT integrated solution more which has its own set of devices. The Utilitech Water leak detector will work fine with Iris but is a lot more work to install so the convenience of the Iris one provides some benefit to me anyway. Usually Iris's prices are less than Samsung's although there are a ton of others that make things that will work with ST but not necessarily run local (which of course neither does Iris).
  15. Glad it is working again, hopefully it stays that way, even though it would have been nice to know what was causing it.