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    Vera Thread - Pro\Con

    All, We should start threads for each potential new hub to migrate too. What's anyone's thoughts on Vera? Https://Getvera.com
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    Don't throw away your V1 devices just yet!

    I guess it's good we got paid out before other systems got v1 devices supported.
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    Hubitat Thread - Pro\Con

    All, This is the Hubitat thread. What does anyone think of it? https://hubitat.com/
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    Anybody got their pre-paid Visa card from Lowe's?

    Got my cards today. Orders were placed. Hubitat Wyze cameras Smart Things multi sensors Dome motion senor Bond IR fan control Alexa Spot GE Enbrighten Smart Plugs First Alert Smoke/CO detector Got some new stuff I haven't used before, we'll see how it all works out.
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    Visa Cards

    I got the same USPS notification.
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    Visa Cards

    Is it showing up as a Mailpiece or a Package?
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    Anybody got their pre-paid Visa card from Lowe's?

    I'm not being filled with confidence on the gift cards. Two weeks and no info. I wonder if it just takes a while to get them out, or if they are waiting for something else.
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    Cameras Good\Bad

    All, I'm trying to find new cameras since my Iris ones are going away. What is anyone else doing? I have a wyze v2 cam, but the clarity isnt there. I'm attaching a pic of my wyze cam. I can't make out a license plate of a car and that seems important along with a clear face of a person. Thoughts?
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    Platform Poll

    You'll have to flash the firmware of the cameras to the https://openip.cam/ firmware. Once you've done that, you can get a RTSP stream. Also, the WYZE cams do work with TinyCam on Android and Fire TV. I think there is an IOS version, but not sure.
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    Platform Poll

    I'm going to go to Hubitat. For my cameras, I'm going to use Blue Iris on a small PC and WYZE cameras. Probably re-flash the firmware to https://openip.cam/
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    Post When you get your Gift Card

    All, If you get your card, post when you did your redemption and when you got your card. I did my redemption 2/3
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    Cameras Good\Bad

    That's a bit more than an iris camera ever was.
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    Cameras Good\Bad

    What kind of camera is that? Also, is the camera zoomed it to see 1500, or is that the wide view and you zoomed in after the fact? Meaning if you have the wide footage already, can you zoom in on the 1500 to see it?
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    Cameras Good\Bad

    Now you meantion it, that is a valid point, the car is kinda far and I might have trouble reading it if it was passing by. It was outside, not behind glass. Nothing blurry on the lens, I think it's the video artifacts. I'm probably expecting too much. It was a poc test. One to see if the wifi would make it that far. The wyze camera reported 80 to 90 percent wifi strength. I doubt that claim. The iris camera next to it connects to a wifi extender because it couldnt connect without it. I think I have a bit more work and tweaking to do to see if results improve.
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    Arlo Pro 2 Cameras vs Iris Cameras

    When it comes to IP cameras, bitrate is everything. Doesn't matter how great the camera is, if it cant send the video stream to the recording thing with a high enough bitrate, you'll get garbage. Some cameras cant do it due to hardware limitations and others have issues due to network problems. Here is a write up about it: https://www.security-camera-warehouse.com/knowledge-base/camera-bitrate-compression/
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    Hubitat

    I asked on their Facebook page and they told me they were not releasing dates on the mobile app and were silence on the hub. Not the best start for engagement.
  17. Calling on Super bowl Sunday probably saved me on wait time. I couldnt get my water heater module to connect, its messed up. I'm not going to sweat $40.
  18. I called to get redemption for my orbit water timer and a contact sensor. Was about a 30 min call. No issues, but the lady did have to get approval. Orbit water timer - $40 Contact sensor - $23 I have a water heater module, but she told me it was compatible with another system. I didnt think it would be, so that's good. Idk what system. I also thought the orbit timer was $130, not $40. I'll take it. I'm still going to come out ahead. Be mindful when you call that these people dont control Iris and they are losing their jobs. I'm just having to redo a system, not job search. I'm probably going to go with Hubitat, it seems like the best for me.
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    Iris is Officially Done

    Did you have to add the items and then call or did you tell her what was missing?
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    Wink

    I looked at it, but my main concerns were that there are some delay issues when turning things on/off. Sometimes up yo 30 sec. Also, Will.i.am bought the platform and he has a bad record on tech ventures. Other than that, it looked ok to me too.
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    Iris is Officially Done

    More info from Facebook thread.
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    Iris is Officially Done

    I saw this on Facebook regarding the Visa gift card.
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    Hubitat Thread - Pro\Con

    I found a review talking about a new hub to be released Q1. They are also planning a mobile app release. https://homealarmreport.com/is-hubitat-elevation-a-smartthings-killer/
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    Hubitat Thread - Pro\Con

    Here is the hub info.
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    Vera Thread - Pro\Con

    I saw this in a Reddit thread on Vera and Hubitat.