Terk

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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.
  2. This is way off topic but I've been participating in this forum for a while now and after starting to look at other forums like the Sonos community, I have to say I really enjoy the helpful attitude and lack of fighting, bullying, or sarcastic replies here. I have seen a few conversations here that have gotten a little heated or where one individual got a little pushy, but never the number of sarcastic, misleading and rude replies they seem to get on the Sonos community. Don't get me wrong, there are people trying to be helpful on the Sonos community too, there just seems to be a few immature individuals in most of the conversations going on there. Just one example: https://en.community.sonos.com/what-to-get-228989/can-play3-be-placed-two-different-rooms-6744323. Also the layout of this community and tracking of what conversations I have already looked at or commented on is so much easier to navigate than many of the forums out there like the Sonos and Harmony communities. One thing I do like about the Sonos and Harmony communities is they are hosted by the vendors so they seem to get more attention from the technical staff who may be able to address the issues however in many cases they don't seem to monitor them enough to discourage the sarcastic behavior. It helps that recently we have one employee who sometimes reviews posts here as well however it is obvious that is not their only responsibility. Thanks to those who run this community, and to all the helpful people who contribute.
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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.
  5. 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.
  7. 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.
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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Plug them into SmartPlugs for future reboots?
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    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..
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    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.
  24. Just curious, have you checked your Alarm participating devices to see if the Aeotec water sensor is available?