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  1. Smart + 3 LED Flex Light Strip

    That looks like it is for Apple homekit only, I would think you would need something like https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KV7LGTK/ref=sxbs_sxwds-stvp_3?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=3341940462&pd_rd_wg=INc3B&pf_rd_r=5NWJCYNRA8XBW1W4VMPX&pf_rd_s=desktop-sx-bottom-slot&pf_rd_t=301&pd_rd_i=B01KV7LGTK&pd_rd_w=odJLG&pf_rd_i=smart%2B+led+flexible&pd_rd_r=add3edf9-8eec-4377-8e7a-614c14fa8f00&ie=UTF8&qid=1521057806&sr=3
  2. Automatically Lock Door

    The auto-lock function on the locks usually is pretty limited and happens after 30 seconds or so and doesn't care if the door is open or closed so instead you can setup a rule to "Run a Scene" when a door is closed then in the scene just lock the door, however there is now delay capability. They have the rule "Someone left the door open" however it just notifies, it would be nice if it could close a garage door, and if you could choose a lock to notify you if it is left unlocked.
  3. Well ring is out

    I originally had the Ring Video Doorbell and had issues with it when the temperature dropped below freezing because the battery would get low, even though it was hardwired. A few years ago I switched to the Ring Video Doorbell Pro and it has been working great except as Terminal said the night motion detection got terribly unreliable with a firmware update months ago. Other than that I have never had the pro drop off my wireless and have only seen the black screen unable to connect to the camera once or twice.
  4. Outdoor camera disconnected

    With the V1 cameras at least you can hear what sounds like a shutter click when you plug it back in to make sure it is getting power. I had one drop a few weeks ago and last night I remembered to unplug it and plug it back in. Sometime between then and this morning it is back online again.
  5. iOS v2.9.0

    Actually it does ask for Touch ID after exiting the app but leaving it running in the background it just has a longer timeout before it requires Touch ID then I was thinking it would. Nice.
  6. iOS v2.9.0

    And it adds support for touch ID, it only seems to take effect if you swipe the app away between uses (force close the app) but it is better in my opinion than on new logon only. However when I installed the update I had to logon using my credentials for some reason, wasn't expecting that as it hasn't happened with previous updates.
  7. I haven't ever logged out of my app intentionally in the last 3 years, other than to test the fingerprint logon on iOS as that is the only fingerprint access right now. I would much prefer it be used to prevent the app from being used if I give my unlocked phone to someone so I like your post were you suggested both sliders to enable either/none or both.
  8. I've had an Iris v2 motion sensor under my eves in front of my garage door in weather between -14 and 101 for almost 2 years with no issues. It isn't outdoor rated but it has worked fine as long as it is sheltered sufficiently.
  9. Plug them into SmartPlugs for future reboots?
  10. Is something going today 1/28?

    Not to say there aren't advantages (and disadvantages) to ST but they have more than their fare share of issues as well..
  11. Garage Door Opener Rules

    I have had the Iris branded Linear for around 4 years and have only had to change the tilt sensor battery once and have only had a handfull of times where it stopped responding remotely and each time it was fixed by simply unplugging it and pluggin it back in then pressing the pairing button once then waiting about an hour for it to become available again. That has only happened once since switching to the V2 hub. I have had no other issues with it and I have a rule setup that closes it at 11pm in case we forget, have never had it open although I don't have the tilt sensor issues shmoe723 is running into.
  12. Just curious, have you checked your Alarm participating devices to see if the Aeotec water sensor is available?
  13. Smart Things?

    I don't think your going to have any better luck with the First Alert Smoke/CO detectors on SmartThings it seems those devices sleep the home automation communications until an event occurs to save battery so SmartThings won't likely know their true battery level until either you test them manually or there is smoke or CO detected. As for alerting Iris alerts automatically about any offline devices or low batteries although slowly. With SmartThings you need to set that alerting up yourself as you add devices so it is easy to forget to add it for new devices however you can set it up to alert you as soon as you want. I have both systems and love many of the features of both but there are some issues that you can't fix without spending more on devices like the Halo Smoke/CO detectors or Nest detectors which will self test and report low batteries before the device starts beeping at 2am or when you remember to push the manual test button.
  14. 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?
  15. 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.