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  1. https://www.zdnet.com/article/a-hacker-is-wiping-git-repositories-and-asking-for-a-ransom/ This isn't good...
  2. I will proceed to answer your inquiry focused on the ADT SmartThings Security Hub setup. 1. Keypad (wireless) to arm/disarm with a PIN. Yes. 2. Adjustable countdown time for arming/disarming. Yes. 3. Partial arming mode – ability to exclude any sensor from the Partial mode Yes. Away, and Stay modes. Stay mode is analgous to Partial. 4. Ability to exclude a sensor from all arming modes (Full, Partial, etc), however get notified every time the sensor is opened/triggered. Yes. 5. If at any time the sensor disconnects or goes offline, the system will notify me. Also, how soon will I get the notification? Yes, I have noted a delay of about 15 seconds. 6. If a sensor goes offline, or is open, and I try to arm the system, it will (1) alert me that some sensors are open or offline (2) still allow me to arm the system with those sensors bypassed. Yes, and no. You will have to configure the offending sensor to bypass, a bit more complicated, but possible. 7. Notifies if a sensor has low battery. Maybe. It shows battery state, but I don't know if it will notify on low. Haven't gotten to that point yet. 8. Records the history of all sensor events, with a timestamp. Yes 9. Provides mobile app (iOS/Android) to arm/disarm, check sensor status, view history, turn on/off smart plugs. Yes. 10. Mobile app can be installed on multiple phones. Yes. 11. What kind of notifications provided when the alarm is triggered: mobile app notification, SMS, phone call, email, or multiple? You CAN configure for push, SMS, phone call (via IFTTT) and of course, with paid support all of the above. 12. Specify that 2 or more motions sensors must be triggered before alarm goes off, to prevent single motion sensor false alarms. Unknown. Haven't used it this way. 13. Packages all the above features in a self-monitoring plan which is free (if not free, how much?) . Can be self monitored, if you own a home, you might want to consider paid moniroring. The insurance discount may be enough savings to pay for itself... 14. Pro monitoring option month-to-month with no contract. No. 15. Will IRIS sensors that work with SmartThings be supported on all the above features and can participate in the security setup with no special limitations? No. 16. Does the SmartThings hub have low power consumption (under 5W)? - this is critical for proper battery backup. I do not know. They claim it has 24 hour battery backup, and the battery is about the size of a standard 9V if I recall... Overall I have found both advantages and disadvantages to ADT ST. The advantages outweigh the disadvantages...
  3. First and foremost, understand that I am hoping to get Arcus working on my old Iris 1st gen hardware, if for no other reason than to repurpose / gift it to my brother in law and his wife for their help to us over the years. I might just break down and grab them a Hubitat but I digress... My Iris system was simple, 2nd generation hub, a 2nd generation keypad, 2 2nd gen contact sensors, 1 2nd gen motion sensor. I Completed the perimeter with first generation contact sensors, and 5 OC 821 cameras. I had 2 Utlitiech indoor sirens. I had automations only using , a single 3rd generation smart switch, and a Honeywell Smart WiFi Thermostat, controlled by Alexa via 2 2nd generation Echo Dots. After much debate, and reviewing my needs, costs, and benefits, I opted for a monitored ADT SmartThings system. The monitoring gets my insurance discounted to where it pays for itself, and basically buys me a tank of gas or two every year. My carry over from Iris are 2 2nd gen contact sensors, 1 2nd gen motion sensor, a single 3rd generation smart switch, the Utilitech sirens, the Honeywell thermostat, and of course the Echo dots... I have completed the envelope of the house with ADT SmartThings door and window detectors, including on the roll up garage doors (configured as tilt sesnors), and ADT SmartTHings motion detectors. I have included additional door and window detectors excluded from security for automations to control lighting. The video monitoring is done via 2 Ring spotlight camera wired models, a Ring Video Doorbell 2, and a Ring Floodlight camera. I am looking for 2 additional outdoor cameras, and am leaning toward figuring out how to make the OC821s work with ST. They are for areas that need to be watched, but aren't critical. I have since added 3 Hampton Bay ZigBee ceiling fan and light controllers, 17 Sylvania Smart+ ZigBee smart bulbs. 10 Ikea Tradfri Wireless Control Outlets, 3 Zooz Zen 22 Zwave dimmers, and 3 Zooz Zen 27 Zwave dimmers. A single 3rd generation Echo Dot has been added to the system as an addtional control point, and in blind hope to get Alexa Guard going. No such luck... The long term goal is to do the following. #1. Finalize implementing devices already in my inventory. This is going, but it is going slowly. #2. Obtain additional smart switches, I want 2 15 amp on off switches, not dimmers, one for the workshop which has 7 2 tube shop lights fitted with 14w LEDs, and the kitchen light. which is fitted with 4 14w LED tube lights. And finish up with all the circuits applicable with dimmers... #3. Add 1 more Hampton Bay celing fan controller / light controller. #4. Add 1 GE ceiling fan controller. #5. Add 2 Amazon Echo 2nd gen, the tall ones, and Echo Subs, 1 for living room, 1 for master bedroom for voice control and audio for listening or paired via Bluetooth to the TV. From what I understand from the Vizio website, the 2018 + TVs can be controlled via Alexa, which is odd since they include built in Chromecast, and Amazon and Google aren't known to play nice together... So far I have an older 2015 Viizio 32" with a FireTV stick / Alexa remote for one bedroom, a new Insignia Fire Edition TV, 39" in the master living room, and a FireTV Stick with Alexa remote connected to another Vizo 32" TV in another bedroom... Yeah I know TVs aren't exactly within the ST environment, but they share control via Alexa... Again, long term goal there is... Living room, Vizio P Class 75" TV with Chromecast, Alexa enabled controls. + 4 tuner FireTV Recast. Remaining bedroom, and kitchen, Insignia 32" FireEdition TVs. I also want to add the Zooz 4 in 1 sensors, motion, temp, humidity, and light, to each area of the house, Master bedroom, Master Bath, Dressing room, Bedroom 2, Closet 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, kitchen, dining room, living room, hallway, main bathroom, main vanity. The idea is to control lights, fans, and dehumidifiers based on environmental conditions / changes in certain spaces. It is far cheaper to run a dehumidifier and a few ceiling fans than to say run the AC for the whole house, so if the rooms used hit X degrees, turn on the ceiling fan to whatever speed, bump up as temp goes up, if humidity hits Y % in a certain space, turn on the dehumidifier, if temp is over X, and humidity over Y then run AC to blah temp. etc... The idea is to lower electrical use...
  4. BigHoss

    Iris CAMs working on ST

    I am going to take another swing at this setup maybe this weekend... Any advice on getting the info on the cameras now that Iris is shut down so I can't go back into the hub and get that data?
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    Arcus (Iris) Smart Home code posted.

    I'm still working on my taxes, and trying to set up my workspace as my wife had me remodel it... Not familiar with boot2docker, Does this have to be run from within docker or could it be worked from a KVM CentOS Virtual machine? I can whip something together and try to allow access here this weekend...
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    Arcus Smart Home

    I was thinking similar... Let me dig into the graphics and I will get back with you on that...
  7. BigHoss

    Iris CAMs working on ST

    What port do the cams operate on? I may have to poke some holes in my local firewall rules. FWIW, getting the MAC address / IP address map isn't too tough with my router. I am running DD-WRT so viewing what is on wired or wireless ethernet is fairly easy, once you know the MAC address. I am hopeful, but not 100% sure I can get my functions wanted enabled. #1. Get motion notifications. #2. Record video into SmartThings. Doesn't have to stay eternally, but 7 day file retention and ability to download would be about ideal. #3. On the cameras used indoors, I would like to be able to utilize the motion sensors in the cameras for SmartThings functions such as turning on smart light switches.
  8. BigHoss

    Iris CAMs working on ST

    Pretty basic after the coffee kicks in. Sorry, I am running on less than 4 hrs sleep last night. Brain not fully in gear today. Maybe reconfiguring the system_auth on that production server might have to wait until tomorrow. Now if you'll excuse me, I think I need to brew some rocket fuel.
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    Iris CAMs working on ST

    Without Iris, how would i go about getting the IP of the cameras is the bigger question...
  10. BigHoss

    Iris CAMs working on ST

    Okay I tried this before Iris died, and no joy. The devices would join, then I would move them to where they would have the final install and they wouldn't show up.... Now with Iris gone, how would I go about configuring these? I'd like to get use back out of my OC821s while they still have some life left in them.
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    Arcus (Iris) Smart Home code posted.

    Standing at the ready for whatever we need to do...
  12. BigHoss

    Arcus Smart Home

    As I have mentioned elsewhere, I would absolutely hate to see Iris go away entirely, it was a pretty good system with a ton of potential that I think Lowes / Iris management never really allowed to come to fruition either by restriction, or simply not investing the staffing hours needed to get the job done 100%. I have migrated to ADT SmartThings, and am enjoying the ecosystem, but have several other projects that Iris / Arcus would be a good match for given the hardware that I currently have. So for now, until I learn of the eventual fate of Arcus, either the project launches, I say to heck with waiting for some sort of feedback and launch a fork of my own, or just say to heck with it and throw in the towel, I am boxing up my Iris hardware, All 16 1st gen contact sensors, the secnond gen keypad, and hub, and am waiting... My 2nd gen contact sensors, and motion sensor are in use on the SmartThings rig monitoring my home office, and my current workshop space. (One of the projects in work is building a dedicated workshop building on my property, which will need to be monitored.
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    Realistic ETA for a functional Arcus

    There is a lot more that needs to happen. WIthout even glancing at the code, there is a cloud component to it, that would have to be set up, and the rest of the pieces would need to be pointed to the cloud part. Any missing holes in the code need to be filled in, and tons of testing needs to happen. The code right now is sitting at https://github.com/arcus-smart-home Anyone can grab it, and have a good run at it. I'd rather see this handled in an organized, sensible fashion, with one project working with multiple team members trying to achieve a common goal, nothing of that type has visibly emerged yet, but there are hints and whispers of such a project... Be patient..
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    Arcus (Iris) Smart Home code posted.

    Just noticed that the Arcus code has been posted to https://github.com/arcus-smart-home. The pieces seem to be... arcusipcd arcusplatform arcusweb arcusios arcusandroid I've said it before, I will say it again. I am not of the skill set to tackle this solo, but I have skills to offer to get this flying... The question I have is, is anyone launching an open source project to manage this and get it off the ground? I'd hate to see Iris totally gone, and I have applications where I can still use my old 1st gen stuff, the hub etc...
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    Realistic ETA for a functional Arcus

    Any updates on Arcus Smart Home? Conversation here has been dead....