AndrewX192

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    Z-wave Locks

    Nothing has really changed or degraded with these Z-Wave locks. What's more likely is that you or your neighbors have added more devices, and as the Z-Wave spectrum becomes increasingly congested, you'll need improvements in the Z-Wave protocol and radios to compensate. The BE469 works fine if you keep it close to a hub; in my testing environment I've had no issues with 15-25ft away from the hub.
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    Z-wave Locks

    In my experience, the original Schlage locks (e.g. the BE469) aren't very reliable. In my Arcus test environment, I have a BE469 a few feet away from the hub and it's almost flawless, but if you take it say 25ft away, you'd be lucky to get events about the door being unlocked or locked. You can try all sorts of range extenders (I personally use the Ring Range Extender with Arcus, as it has a built in backup battery, but really any mains powered Z-Wave device will work), but I've not had great luck with those and the BE469. Upgrading to the BE469ZP (Z-Wave Plus model) fixes all the issues I've seen with these locks. If you don't want to spend a bunch of money, you can watch eBay for partial / broken locks, and switch out the circuit board.
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    Wink moving to paid / subscription model

    Wink announced today that they're moving to paid model effective next week... https://blog.wink.com/wink-blog/2020/5/6/introducing-wink-subscription
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    Battery Percentages Available

    Battery percentages can now easily be enabled by an Arcus operator through a configuration option. When enabled it will show exactly as expected:
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    Battery Percentages Available

    It was a extremely easy add. I made it configurable in the event that some provider of Arcus doesn't want to offer it, but agree that it seems like an odd thing to hide. There's a handful of things like this that are artificially limited and easy to provide in Arcus.
  6. Arcus now supports the Aeotec MultiSensor 6, bringing a few new features to the platform: UV Index Illuminance (in lumens) This is available to view in the web app today. Going forward, new rules will become available to make use of this information.
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    Device tamper information available

    Device tamper information is coming to Arcus. For now only the IRIS v1 Contact Sensor reports tamper status, but other devices will gain support soon as well. You can see the last time a device was tampered with in the device details pane: Or see a history of device tamper events in the device/place history:
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    Device tamper information available

    The IRIS v1 Motion Sensor now supports tamper reporting as well.
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    Ecolink Firefighter compatible?

    Old thread, but these are supported in Arcus Platform now. I've only tested the Smoke alarm portion, but following the spec it should support CO alarms as well. I'm using one to bring my hardwired interconnected Smoke Alarm into Arcus and it trips the Arcus safety alarm during a smoke alarm self-test.
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    Ring Device Support

    Arcus now has support for the Ring Range extender and Ring Contact Sensor. Both of these devices are currently "uncertified" and will not show up in the pairing menu. To pair, just put the device in pairing mode while in the "Advanced Pairing" mode. Some details below: Ring Range Extender: * Supports basic range extender functionality * Supports battery state reporting, and power failure / restoration. Ring Contact Sensor: * Supports basic contact functionality, and can participate in an alarm. * Supported via reflexes and can work when Arcus Platform is offline.
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    Bringing back IRIS by Lowe's

    If you've been following this forum, you know I've been working on bringing Arcus to life. While things have gotten pretty quiet on the forums, work hasn't stopped. Here's a blog post I put together detailing the Arcus Platform and my path to getting it up and running over the last year: https://www.wl-net.net/blog/post/bringing-back-iris-lowes-arcus
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    Iris GL08_2 Wi-Fi Smart Outdoor Plugs

    In theory if these smart plugs allowed the platform URL to be changed, they would work with Arcus Platform. The problem is that the URL appears to be hard coded with no way to change.
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    Bringing back IRIS by Lowe's

    I do not, but I can probably get it if it’s important
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    Bringing back IRIS by Lowe's

    The actual firmware file isn’t up on the main github but I have a copy available if you need. That is in the arcustools repo: https://github.com/wl-net/arcustools/tree/master/hub/v2/firmware (change url if you need v3). the Arcus hubOS repo has all you need to build the firmware yourself
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    Iris v1 keypads

    I already have a dozen of these for Arcus testing & validation, but if you plan to toss em I'll take em. I've been sending out stuff to other folks that are using Arcus.
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    How to write a Driver

    It's hard to say, that depends on skill level and potential platform limitations. In general, I've had good experience porting code form hubitat and smartthings to run on Arcus, but I haven't gone the other way. This specific driver runs on the hub and the groovy equivalent isn't fully-featured from my quick glance. If there's an existing keypad driver you may be able to use that as a starting place, but again I'm not too sure about the limitations of Hubitat
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    How to write a Driver

    The IRIS/Arcus driver can be found here: https://github.com/arcus-smart-home/arcusplatform/blob/master/agent/arcus-reflex-controller/src/main/java/com/iris/agent/reflex/drivers/AlertmeKeyPad.java Note that it's in java instead of groovy as this driver uses a "built in" (e.g. Java) defined reflex for local processing.
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    HubOS code released

    The code & buildscripts for the IRIS Hub (v2 and v3) was released today! https://github.com/arcus-smart-home/arcushubos 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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    HubOS code released

    Unfortunately Arcus is unlikely to get to a place where it's easy for someone non-technical to onboard. However, there is hope to make it fairly easy for people that already have the infrastructure available to run it. While Arcus will likely not run on any raspberry pis for the next few years, lower cost servers and even older desktops/laptops would be the way to go for smaller use-cases. Perhaps someone will step up to host it for the community - it would be easy to onboard new users in that model.
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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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    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 (https://github.com/arcus-smart-home/arcushubos), 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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    Iris Instructional Videos Gone

    Some of the videos are now available on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvagGZtsoYwDiEOMRxfTVA
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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.