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  1. Spott5000

    3rd Gen Keypad Backlight

    I just checked mine. It seems to be lighted very evenly. I took it in to a dark room to check.
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    Device that can show power failure

    That looks pretty awesome @Terk. Any idea what the power draw is on thet 12v power supply?
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    Device that can show power failure

    Like @sparc says it's important for me just to know my power is off. It usually happens when the weather is bad- and if my sump pump quits, it's a big problem. I have all my network stuff on a UPS. That's easy. But like I said, Iris knew when the power went off and sent me a message. @EyeRuss, Your solution looks like it would work perfectly- albeit a bit less than elegant. That might be my only option though. It just seems like there must be some device with a built in battery (for example the iris range extender or maybe a siren or something) that might achieve the same goal. Something with a built in battery that could send a notification if it switched to battery mode. I may wind up using your idea @EyeRuss, but I'm going to keep looking- if I find a solution I'll post it.
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    Device that can show power failure

    I am using Hubitat now (but am investigating SystronicsRF). I miss the ability of all versions of Iris hubs to be able to notify you of a power failure. They could do this because they had internal backup batteries. I've not found anything else that can do that. I would think any device that had an internal battery- such as the Iris range extender- could do that- as in send a message back that it had switched to battery from AC. Has anyone found a solution to this?
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    Realistic ETA for a functional Arcus

    The Ver 1 Hub actually seemed to work quite well. Of course, back then, there was only V1 equipment to pair with it but it all worked seamlessly. Just my experience though.
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    Realistic ETA for a functional Arcus

    I got a ver 3 hub, and it really seemed to work great. I'm pretty sure it's range was a whole lot better. Seriously a crime that the system got dumped so fast after being released. I wish I could understand the stuff @AndrewX192 has done, but it's just over my head. Hopefully if you get things going, it might be possible to make it all easier to understand. Glad you are doing something though
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    Not ready for prime time

    I'm afraid I agree with Gary. Hubitat is very functional, but with extremely poor documentation that makes it VERY difficult to use. It's a hodgepodge of individual apps, and unintuitive rules, that you only learn to use with patience and trial and error. I still am having trouble even accessing the cloud dashboard- it works for a little while and then nothing. This is completely unacceptable, and yet you have people loudly proclaiming Hubitat doesn't even need an app (and there still isn't one). I am a total geek, and have no trouble setting up pretty much anything, and I will say most average Joe's will struggle with Hubitat. I have Lowes iris contact and motion sensors that report Temps of 7000 degrees if the temp is somewhere colder than 32F. Why? They are supposedly supported and I need that functionality. At any rate, that's been my experience. I am planning on continuing trying to make Hubitat work for me, but it's been a very challenging experience to say the least.
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    Anyone tried Sharp Tools ?

    @awraynor I just dealt with the ZCombo's last night. Go to Z wave pairng, then start z wave exclusion, pull out batt tray on detector, wait a sec, press and hold the detector button as you push in batt tray, after beep then release button. You should see it pop up in the app. Then pull out the batt tray again, start up z wave paing, press and hold the detector button as you push back in batts, resease the button after it beeps. Hope this works! I got mine paired so keep trying!
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    Iris V1 keypad supported?

    I think this keypad did the same thing when it was connected to Iris. Right now I'm having the same problem as you, but I think it's the device. It worked so poorly under Iris, I quit using it. Only got it out because the V1 Keypads aren't supported yet. I really hope they get those V1 keypads going.
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    Late to the party ...

    I wouldn't worry about not having disconnected anything. Just follow the procedure for each device and reset them. The cameras I'm not sure what you can do with, but if they are usable, just reset them too. A lot of V1 Iris stuff is usable with Hubitat supposedly. That's what I am planning anyway.
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    Iris V1 keypad supported?

    The Version 1 keypads are SOOOO much nicer than ver 2 or even ver 3, sound better, and easier to use. I hope they get them going.
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    Arcus Smart Home

    Not a bad logo robotchef!
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    Gamma Stage Offer from SystronicsRF

    I got an invite too, but you have to build a raspberry Pi, and then pay more for the software. If Hubitat doesn't work out, I may try it though.
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    Iris V1 keypad supported?

    Well that's good news! I went ahead and ordered a Hubitat Elevation hub this morning. Can you tell me which Iris keypad model(s) you've tested this with Terk?
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    IrisPlus is now open sourced

    I used this app! This was a great app. I'm seriously hoping someone can get Arcus off the ground. I have not found anything nearly as good to switch to yet. Thanks for making a great companion app