joeses

Members
  • Content count

    21
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About joeses

  • Rank
    Newbie

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. joeses

    Iris Centralite / v2 range extender?

    Hubitat supports a bunch of the V1 devices. I have a half dozen V1 contact sensors happily reporting status and temps to my hubitat setup, as well as a handful of V1 plugs. All paid for by Lowe's, thank you!
  2. joeses

    Realistic ETA for a functional Arcus

    I discovered mostly by accident, while re-pair-ing (as opposed to repairing as in fixing!) all my Iris devices to my new Hubitat hub, that If I pairs devices in distance order, shortest to longest, outlets first, that I built up a zigbee network that allowed me to pair all my devices without having to move any of them. I have an admittedly small network: 10 outlets and 10 door/motion sensors, spread across a medium sized house. The house is 2 stories, with devices in the basement as well. The farthest point from the hub is about 40 feet. So my lesson is that you might not really need to have the hub and device right next to each other, at least for zigbee. I only have one z-wave device (other than all those outlet repeaters), and it took several tries to get it excluded and into pairing mode, which I did next to the computer and hub, after the first try didn't work.
  3. joeses

    NOTICE! for V1 Iris wifi smart plugs

    My bad.... I have the indoor plugs -- as pictured in theGillion's original post in this topic. Who knew they would be implemented completely differently!?!?!
  4. joeses

    NOTICE! for V1 Iris wifi smart plugs

    Here is my understanding of how the WiFi plugs work-- (no bluetooth involved) In pairing mode the plug acts as a WiFi access point -- the master of a WiFi network (For example one of my plugs: Iris Smart Plug 61EA). Your phone, via the Iris app disconnects from your home Wifi network, and connects to the plug's network. The Iris app then asks you for your WiFi SSID and password that it then sends to the plug (I can see this much in the arcus SW). It must also send some sort of credentials for access to your Iris account. Once the plug has the network credentials, it shuts off it's own network, and connects to your home Wifi network -- giving it access to the internet. It can then contact the Iris cloud platform to register as a device as part of your home Iris system. At the same time your Iris phone app connects back to your home WiFi. According to the arcus IPCD spec, the plug either opens up a web socket or an outgoing HTTP connection to the cloud platform. From then on, communications are handled similarly to the way the hub and platform communicate. I am hoping for hacking purposes that the Iris app also sends along a URL/IP address for the plug to contact the Iris cloud platform. That way I might be able to get the plug to connect with a copy of arcus code that I/we might run to get the plug functional again. My eyes glaze over each time I try to unravel a bit of the arcus code. The vagaries of phone app code make the sequencing of events rather well obfuscated to say the least. If any of you out there have any pointers to documentation of any of the underlying java/library code that arcus uses I would be quite grateful.....
  5. joeses

    Gamma Stage Offer from SystronicsRF

    Although I get it that they need to make a living, and therefore need to charge for their product, the price seems a bit out of whack compared to the competition. On top of that, Hubitat supports all the devices I am interested in without having to buy/build the HW separately.
  6. joeses

    Any HomeSeer Users Here?

    Well, the relatively high prices -- $200-700+ for a hub starts off the negative impression. Then the website, with it's X-10.com inspired marketing methods piles on. Finally not being able to fathom exactly what you get or don't get when you buy something nails the lid on. I just don't have the patience to pore through the hype laden site to figure out if they might actually fulfill my needs. At first glance the out of the box solution is Z-wave only. It is rather obscure whether they even have a zigbee solution beyond an interface to a lutron gateway/hub/whatever. So, yep it fell off the list pretty early. I went with Hubitat, and was surprised when my V1 sensors started working. I'm back on the air with everything (both zigbee and z-wave devices) still working except a handful of Iris WiFi plugs.
  7. joeses

    That’s all she wrote...

    I was amused to note that my android phone just updated that Iris app.... It now comes up with just a screen that says: Iris has Shut Down Thank you for including us in your search for ways to make your home smarter and safer, and for letting us be a part of your lives. With a link to the the irisbylowes.com website.
  8. joeses

    hubitat without internet

    The hub acts as its own web server. The local link on you local network is the Hub's IP address.... usually something like: 192.168.1.55
  9. joeses

    No monitoring needed, but...

    Maybe think about Hubitat again. They just released support of V1 sensors! I'm up and running where I left off from Iris, never used monitoring, but getting notifications of intrusions. Utilitech sirens are listed as supported. I don't have any of those, but I do have a Utilitech leak detector that "just worked" even though it is not on the supported list.
  10. joeses

    WiFi Smart Switch Web GUI?

    Well, we're getting down to the wire here, so I'll ask too-- Has anybody out there tried to get the WSP1PA-LW WiFi Smart Switch to work outside of the Iris walled garden? I bought a half dozen of them last November for cheap and Lowes will be refunding me way more than I paid, so I'm good financially but.... I still have a problem throwing out otherwise perfectly functional HW. Thegillion's teardown makes me think that at very least these could be physically hacked to turn them into switches controlled by an Arduino or RPi.... One could connect to the pushbutton or even replace the entire controller board with something full custom? Hacking into the normal wifi channel would certainly be more convenient; I wonder if there are any clues in the SW released to open source?
  11. joeses

    Don't throw away your V1 devices just yet!

    Hubitat has a web interface that they call "dashboards" that works on mobile device's web browsers. PeteSal's screenshot above is one -- Did you notice that was off a phone? I don't think a mobile app would add anything useful.
  12. joeses

    Iris Web Portal

    It's been down since yesterday afternoon....
  13. joeses

    Iris web portal V1.3.1 SHUTDOWN

    OK, so I'm hanging on 'til the end, but I noticed today that the IWP can't seem to log in. I've still been logging temps with my old V1 contact sensors. I'm hoping that I'll be able to port them over to my Hubitat fairly soon, since they have been beta testing them already.
  14. joeses

    Realistic ETA for a functional Arcus

    Anybody know what this fellow on the irisbylowes forums is talking about???? communik8r New Member 4 hours ago Arcus open source now available It does appear that all of the open source software is now available! Now the question is "what to do with it?" Can I load it on a linux machine and use it as is, or does something else have to happen?
  15. joeses

    Leak Smart Valve Alternatives

    It seems to me if you have a well/pump that controlling the pump is everything. What does the valve buy you? You should be able to control the pump with a relay with a 120VAC coil, and use a regular controlled outlet to switch the relay.