thejq

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  1. thejq

    Researching the Ring.

    No, not if you only get the 10 piece. You need to buy the Ring Video 2 combo for $149.99 which comes with 1-yr cloud service and ONLY from COSTCO, but with the additional 10 piece security system, the bonus becomes 1-yr prof monitored service. So you have to buy both combos (from COSTCO) to get the $100/yr bonus. Since I was going to get the Ring security service any way to reduce my home insurance, it's a no brainer for me to go this way.
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    Researching the Ring.

    Yea, but it's a online deal, so if you have friends/family with Costco membership, you can give them the Iris refund CC (if it arrives in time), they can order and ship it to you directly.
  3. thejq

    Researching the Ring.

    Just FYI, if you're thinking of getting a Ring Video in the near future and the professional monitoring service ($100/yr), Costco has Ring Video 2 w/ Chime for $149.99 which also include cloud recording for 1 year. But if you get it with the Ring Alarm (Costco has one for $219.99), you get the first year of monitoring service for free too. So essentially the Video 2 costs just $49.99 more. With monitoring service, you can also reduce your home insurance (about $250/yr for me). Seems like a great combo system for people want/need prof monitoring service.
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    Iris is Officially Done

    Thanks for the feedback. I didn't know about the local execution limitation which I think is important. All the other limitations I can live with, since I don't intend to invest in ADT only sensors unless they are on fire sale. I'm going to cancel my Amazon order now.
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    Iris is Officially Done

    Understood. The way I see it is that at least it includes a ST hub which is normally $65. According to someone on the slickdeal site, the included sensors can be made to be controlled by the ST app. It also has CO/smoke alarm and siren built in. The touch screen with time and weather is also a bonus. For $35 more it's well worth it.
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    Iris is Officially Done

    Amazon has the SmartThings & ADT wireless home starter kit for $100 today. Not sure if it will fit your bill, but it's a cheap way to get started with ST and some ADT security devices. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077JRBSSZ
  7. I had the same experience. I added all V1 devices last night. On hold for >1 hr. I had to first complete the redemption, then "level 2" would have to come in to do a manual adjustment. Beside the long time (for which he repeatedly apologized), the process was painless. 2 cards will be mailed. I'm glad that Lowe's was able to do right by the users.
  8. Excellent info. I will add my remaining V1 devices (a camera + 2 WiFi plugs) tonight and call tomorrow to have them included in the redemption list. Hopefully it will all work out.
  9. So you add the devices then call? or call then add the devices? Thanks for the info.
  10. Oh no. I should have read this thread before I checked for redemption. I still have a lot of Iris equipment not paired. Anyone knows what to do?
  11. I didn't see it mentioned anywhere, but I just saw this promo. https://support.irisbylowes.com/ics/support/KBList.asp?folderID=189ends 8/22/2016 Most people here don't need it, but you might know someone who does.