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  1. AndrewX192

    HubOS code released

    Did you follow the instructions for "Release Testing" in the README? The hub will look in the root of the USB drive for update images, but it needs to be the signed version. Please also note that `master` on arcushubos is based on Yocto 2.4, there's a branch based on the latest version of Yocto Linux if that interests you.
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    HubOS code released

    AFAIK nobody is working on that for HomeAssistant or SysfronicsRF. I doubt there's much value in trying to support SystronicsRF since they don't support the zigbee chipset in the IRIS hub - their solution runs higher level in the stack and thus they're dependent on multiple Zigbee coordinators in order to support AlertMe and HA devices. I've already been able to get the HubOS built and operating on a number of Arcus deployments, with a very modern (4.19.78) kernel, so the future seems pretty bright for hub tweaking. The Hub only has 2GB of persistent storage, so any non-IRIS use cases will be confined.
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    Hacking the 2.0 Hub.

    With the release of the full HubOS (, it looks like we'll finally be able to dig into the bootloader issues and make more progress towards updating/changing the hub's software.
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    HubOS code released

    The code & buildscripts for the IRIS Hub (v2 and v3) was released today! With this release, it should be possible to update the hub to more modern software or to generally purpose the hubs (which can be found for $5 on eBay) as general purpose devices... say for running Home Assistant, or some other lightweight system.
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    Iris Instructional Videos Gone

    Some of the videos are now available on
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    Iris Instructional Videos Gone

    FYI: The IRIS Instructional videos disappeared very recently (probably this week). These videos contained valuable information about how to pair and reset devices that wasn't easily discoverable otherwise. Fortunately, I have a backup copy of these videos and hope to get them re-uploaded in a few days.
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    Arcus Smart Home

    I'm currently in the process of replacing the existing tooling for arcus-k8 (arcus in kubernetes) to make it easier to setup. Also, there is a plan to release the first "Stable" version of Arcus since 2018.10 (which was the last IRIS release). This should make it a lot easier for new people to onboard. Also, a new Hub OS update is expected shortly, which will make it easier to convert over old hubs.
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    Arcus Smart Home

    FYI the cameras are not compatible with Arcus, although it is likely in the future that it will be able to support generic RTSP cameras.
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    WTB: Iris Smart Fob

    I’m looking to buy 5 iris smart fobs, anyone have them in bulk?
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    Arcus Smart Home

    If you don't want to put time into Arcus, that's fine - there are a bunch of other solutions! There are people using Arcus, and it's working for them. The same can be said about OpenHab, Home Assistant, etc.
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    Iris WIFI V1 Smart Plug

    In theory they can be pointed to an Arcus instance, but I'm not sure how to do that and haven't put any time into it. If someone has some time to look at the Arcus android/ios app and see how they pair the device, and determine if it's possible to set the server URL there, then they should be able to be revived.
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    Do You Miss Iris? and General BS Thread

    I don't miss Iris much because everything I need is in Arcus! Do wish they were still producing newer keypads, motion sensors, and contact sensors, since IRIS had some pretty good offerings in that space.
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    Thermostat Fan Control

    A new feature is coming to Arcus: the ability to control your fan mode (auto/on) on supported thermostats in the web ui. Additionally, you will also be able to control the fan through rules or scenes, as desired. Support for controlling the fan will be added to future revisions of the apps.
  14. I have three of the Utilitech Z-Wave Glass Break sensors, two in one house and one in another. The second home with one glass break sensor tends to disconnect and report low battery rather frequently (1-2 emails about batteries or connectivity a day) - has anyone else experienced issues with connectivity or battery reporting on these glass break sensors? I've replaced the batteries with known good ones, but it still reports "low battery" periodically in Arcus. I generally assume it will reconnect if there's actually a glass break event, but curious if anyone else has run into similar issues.
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    Arcus Smart Home

    Correct - the IRIS platform is a lot like smartthings, in that the hub is mostly a bridge between devices (be they zigbee, zwave, etc.) and the internet, with some local processing for alams. Currently, I wouldn't recommend running Arcus with less than 12GB of ram, but I suspect there's work that could be done to bring it down to a comfortable 8GB, and then 6GB - the challenge is that Kubernetes itself (which is used to manage Arcus) is resource intensive, and particular services like the drivers service and subsystem service are built for a level of scale that <10 users is completely overkill for. For example, the thread pools and paritions counts default to 64-128, so there's potentially some overhead there. What I'd like to see is more functionality on the hub itself (so that the cloud dependency is not so critical) - specifically: being able to arm when cloud is down, schedules, and some primitive rules. With the IH300 hub this should be possible since it has 2X the ram, but the IH200 which most people have may be a bit more tricky. Currently it doesn't really matter how many devices you have connected, although the number of different devices you use may have some baring due to the way drives are loaded. Perhaps removing these drivers would help? Anyway, for context my production environment has 3 homes running on it, with ~100 devices in total, and sits at about 9GB of ram used. Thankfully Arcus is not CPU intensive, however Kubernetes currently is - although I think migrating to k3s will help.. A cheap old Lenovo ThinkPad (e.g.a T420) with 8-16GB may be a good target to run Arcus on in the future. I don't expect that we'll ever get to raspbery pi territory, even for reasons beyond memory (I'm aware of the 4GB version), because of Cassandra database writes and SD card wareout.