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    I was never rooting for a web interface, I rarely get on my computer at home anymore, usually I'm on an iOS device if online.
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    I bought one a while back, I was able to add some of my v2 Iris sensors but I haven't been impressed with their interface, lack of an app, no GeoFencing, lack of although slowly growing support for online devices. So I haven't put much in it, or spent much time with it in the last few months. I keep it updated and keep hoping for improvements, they have a web dashboard now that is reminiscent of SmartTiles although I've added things and it takes too long for them to show up in it correctly and I'd rather have an app which would hopefully be faster and look nicer.
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    Something new is coming

    You could use one of your previous hacks to use wired magnetic contact sensors inside the mailbox and mount the Iris contact sensor gen 1 battery module under the mailbox that way it is still protected from the weather but not affected as much by temperature swings inside and it will also get better reception. I had to do that to get the range I needed from my mailbox.
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    IRIS Being shut down by Lowe's??

    Will your mobile app have GeoFencing capabilities? I realize that will require that the network is up at the time for it to function but that is 99% of the time at my house and GeoFencing for alarm states is very convenient, the fobs on past systems didn't check in enough to make them worth carrying in my opinion.
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    Iris 3.0 (Yes, it exists)

    I believe you should be able to use the z-wave removal feature on the new hub to remove orphaned devices, I've used that to move some back from SmartThings before rather than using the equivalent feature on the SmartThings side.
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    Iris 3.0 (Yes, it exists)

    SmartThings has never provided a method to transition to new hubs and doesn't provide any backup method either. They are currently selling the 2nd gen, a 3rd gen, the ADT hub, their WiFi mesh system with the hub included, and a add on hub to a NVIDIA device I think, maybe more. I believe the ADT hub is the only one with monitoring any longer and it is expensive just for the hub and while it supports most if no all the devices the 2 gen hub does, only certain ADT devices will work with the monitoring side of the device. The SmartThings landscape provides a lot of options that Iris doesn't with many 3rd party DTHs and SmartApps but most do not work with the 3rd gen hub (yet at least) and I'm not sure about the ADT hub so it is a little confusing what to go with if your starting with SmartThings now.
  7. I bought some Dual Option Wall Switch Guards (3 Pack) Clear Rocker Style a while back which work well also but if those stay on well I kind of like the look of those better.
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    Use Tilt Sensor to trigger alarm

    But if they add it back I believe you will lose local processing, so adding a door/window sensor or garage door controller might be preferred since they will both work and allow local processing. The door/window sensor can be more of a pain to try to get setup than the tilt sensor since you have to put one half on the door and the other half on a non-moving part of the frame, in order to keep the parts out of the way I had to add a block of wood to the door and frame to get the sensor and magnet outside of the track hardware.
  9. They do this with most of their devices when they are sure their replacing them, they stop production ahead of having the new ones on the market and sell out of their stock. Probably so they don't have a bunch of returns when people just bought a "new" old model camera days before or in some cases months before they new model releases. It's annoying sometimes.
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    help with a garage door opener

    Glad you found a controller that worked for you, I had to add a Smart plug in my garage to keep the Iris garage door controller's signal strong enough.
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    help with a garage door opener

    That controller just connects to the two terminals where your wall button would be connected, you can also purchase a keypad that will connect to those terminals as well.
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    Deadbolt locked but iris doesn't know

    When they added the jam detection it caused me all kinds of problems, if the door wasn't all the way closed when the lock command was sent it would show jammed and stay that way for about 8 hours and not let me control it remotely at all until it reset, even if I manually locked or unlocked the device it wouldn't update the interface to allow me to remote control it again until it timed out most of the time, I think once or twice it actually worked soon after changing it manually. I also had the issue where it would not update to show locked when I locked it manually or even through the app, which likely is why the jammed message wouldn't clear most of the time for many hours. I tried removing two of the locks, resetting them to factory defaults, and repairing next to the hub and that worked for a while on one of them but then it started having the issues again. Eventually I ended up moving my locks to SmartThings where they have been much more stable, although I also moved my garage door controller and it has not been as stable as it was on Iris so I've been thinking about moving it back.
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    Hub Offline

    Also when you unplug it you need to remove at least one battery (all of the lights should be off) then plug it back in after a minute and replace the battery. What lights are on after the hub has been on again for a few minutes?
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    Don't Throw Away Your Old Devices

    I actually had really good luck with the v1 range extenders even with the v2 hub where they showed up as a generic device until about a year ago when I finally retired them both since I had enough V2 Smart Plugs to cover the house.