jeff909

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  1. I've been using a pair of Osram Lightify bulbs for a couple years and never had an issue. In the past two weeks both of them started disconnecting and only staying connected for a few hours. I've done resets and re-pairing and the problem continues. Things sometimes just break, but what's weird is that both of them started having this issue at the same time.... coincidence? Has anyone that uses these bulbs had any change of status recently as well? If they turn out to be bad, I was thinking of getting the Sengled RGB A19 bulb for $30. A friend has one that said it works well.... Or has anyone had any great success with another (unique hub not required) brand?
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    Recent Problem with Osram Lightify Bulbs

    Since rebooting on Friday... no more disconnects. knock on wood... looks good. Thanks again for the tip
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    Recent Problem with Osram Lightify Bulbs

    Thanks for the tip. I have not tried rebooting. Actually it would make more sense for it to be a hub issue if both my bulbs are affected at the same time.
  4. The new cameras are finally live on lowes.com https://www.lowes.com/pd/Iris-Iris-Digital-Wireless-Outdoor-Security-Camera-with-Night-Vision-Works-with-Iris/1000665911 They look nicer than I expected... looks like a swivel based kind of like an Arlo. Mentions audio and true detect thermal sensing. I wonder how that will compare to the trigger off anything motion setting of the current camera Also, if you go to the app and view a live feed of your cameras, it has a slider for audio. Nothing playing out of mine but I wonder if there's any hope for an existing camera firmware update. Be interested to hear a full review of these soon
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    New Iris Cameras listed on Lowes.com

    Have you been able to get a push notification for movement ? I set up a rule to send me a push notification when it detects motion but it never has. Its 10:48... IR mode is off and still no false recordings. So far so good.
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    New Iris Cameras listed on Lowes.com

    I do notice it saves a recording every time you hit play, But not by just entering the card.
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    New Iris Cameras listed on Lowes.com

    I’m not sure about the recording if you’re in the card. It had been recording for 10s every 4 minutes or so. I had to go out of town last night and I left right at dark. While I was gone the camera switched to IR mode (surprised this camera doesn’t give you the option to disable that) I must have checked it 30 times since then and .... no false recordings. Either the IR mode is preventing the false alarms. Or is there something goofy going on where me being home and triggering the other motion sensors, cameras, etc; it’s using that motion to tell the wireless camera to record? its 8:30, light out, but the camera is still in IR mode. I’ll give it a little longer to wait for it to switch to regular mode and see if it false records again. My only other theory ... could the camera have gotten a firmware update after the first few hours that it’s been turned on that fixed it? It’s on 0.14. Now
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    New Iris Cameras listed on Lowes.com

    I’m initially impressed with the build quality of the camera. Video and audio seems good too. Ive only had it up for a bit but it seems to be recording “nothing” every 3-5 minutes. I changed the sensitivity to low and it still is doing it. What sensativity did everyone go with ? And does anyone else get blank recordings ?
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    Santa Tracker 2018

    With all the excitement over IRIS being sold, I think we all missed the big news that Santa Tracker 2018 is out. So there's that.
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    IRIS Being shut down by Lowe's??

    As a long time IRIS user since 2013, I couldn't disagree more with the comments. I see the sale nothing but good news for the long term potential. I think with the V3 products having "By Lowes" removed from the packaging and even the app icon, I think we saw this coming. If companies like Simply Safe or even the ADT pulse can get main stream appeal, I think we all would agree Lowe's lack of marketing was their down fall. I would predict someone purchases IRIS and finally puts the effort into making it a popular mainstream product, and perhaps adding support for some of the "buzz" secondary products like Ring. Another thing... should this product be sold at Best Buy? Amazon? I mean if it's "Alexa Compatible" ... it's crazy to not not have it come up as an option on Amazon. Expanding reach of the products has to help growth. I don't think there's any chance it's shut down.
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    Question on Smart Plug Repeaters

    In the past, the smart plugs acted as signal repeaters. Can someone remind me... for both the V2 and V1 plugs, do they just repeat Zigbee or do they repeat Z-wave as well? I thought I remember when the old range extender phased out, being told the new smart plugs did the same function. My friend has a GE Z-wave wall switch that won't stay connected and I'm wondering if a smart plug repeater would help
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    New Iris Cameras listed on Lowes.com

    That looks exactly like my idea... did you screw it into the moulding? And is that the magnetic base or did you get the screw on one? The magnetic one seems like it could have a theft issue, but then again if someone wanted it and it was on a screw one I don't think that would stop anyone.
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    New Iris Cameras listed on Lowes.com

    I just ordered one and used a $20 off $100 coupon, making the camera $99 before tax. Sounds like the app isn't perfect yet, but for $100 I think it's worth a try.
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    New Iris Cameras listed on Lowes.com

    Hopefully they will come out with some app tweaks soon. I agree it's strange you can't manually record, and to my point it's strange that if it's going to always record, that you can't set it to NOT record while you're home.
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    New Iris Cameras listed on Lowes.com

    I called support and asked about them too, I asked how the rules worked and if you could set it to record based on "away" or alarm on. They told me the same thing that the camera has user adjustable sensitivity but said regarding the rules that it auto records ... automatically. Can you confirm on your clips page if it indeed is auto recording based on motion?
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    Question on Smart Plug Repeaters

    Another floor of the house, but distance-wise not that far.
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    Question on Smart Plug Repeaters

    Sorry, at first I thought you meant to optimize the GE switch, not the V2 plug. My friend doesn't have the V2 plugs yet, he may get one, but I was trying to figure out if there's another reason why the plug doesn't stay connected first.
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    Question on Smart Plug Repeaters

    Yeah, Do you remember the title of the thread? I did a quick search on your user name and didn’t see anything. If there’s a trick to optimizing Z Wave for this situation , I’d appreciate the help.
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    Iris 3.0 (Yes, it exists)

    I could be wrong, but I'm really surprised about all the talk about forced upgrades and compatibility... Sure V1 -> V2 was an entire "platform" change, not just the hub Unless I'm missing something, V3 is simply a new model, ex "prettier looking", has wifi, and a speaker. If my existing system is working, I'd see absolutely no reason to change and no reason to think it won't work indefinitely. If you're buying a new system from scratch, get the new one; maybe there's benefits to range/speed
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    New Iris Cameras listed on Lowes.com

    It looks similar in features to this one at Best Buy https://www.bestbuy.com/site/swann-smart-indoor-outdoor-1080p-full-hd-wi-fi-wire-free-security-camera-white/6013207.p?skuId=6013207
  21. I'm sure the middle tier "premium" plan is the least popular, however I don't wish to have professional monitoring and I've kept the $10 plan simply due to the camera storage for recording on alarm events. With the recent change to basic (free) including 24 hours of storage, In theory in the event a break-in, you'd have the videos on the IRIS cloud and you could download them to your phone. I'm debating, but had some other questions to confirm if there's anything else I'd be missing. Can anyone that's seen the difference between basic and premium help answer ? 1. History Log - Says 24 hours vs 14 days with visualization... Does that mean the bar graph with the hours is no longer present on the basic? Honestly if they are giving video storage for free, I'm surprised 14 day history isn't standard too 2. Alarm Tracker - Does that just mean instead of the colored screen that lists what sensors are going off, you'd just have to look at the history? Probably not a big deal? 3. Notifications for 6 people - I only have 1 log-in account but I use it on multiple devices, Assume that this would be unaffected? 4. Care - I don't use 5. Anything else ? - Is there anything else that could be a surprise, other than the extra $10/month I'll be saving? Notifications and Rules - From what I'm reading is there no impact?
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    New Difference between Basic and Premium

    I get having unique users for the overall system, notification, etc. But I'm surprised it's not easier to just set a lock code. You should just be able assign a unique lock code without adding a user, and being fancy, even assign an hour window (ex. 12 PM - 4 PM) that the code is valid.
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    New Difference between Basic and Premium

    Thanks for all the info. I think the longer history range would be my # 1 request of the 5, but it's probably not worth keeping just for that. One follow up question on the locks... I only ever used 1 pin for my lock (even thought I was on premium). I was surprised, is there no easy way to just add a simple unique lock code? My memory is bad but I thought on V1 you could create a lock pin that would only work between certain hours. Looking at the app it appeared you had to add a user, submit email address, password, etc. just to add a lock code. Am I doing it wrong or is that the only way to add a pin ?
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    Cameras discontinued? Whats going on with iris?

    Lowe’s posted on the official forum that a new camera is coming out in the fall. I agree it’s annoying to not have stock, but I’m super excited as a new camera has long been on the wish list. Any speculation to what it could offer ? I think adjustable sensativity would be high on my list.
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    Sad news for Halo Labs

    That's too bad. If they will still function under the IRIS platform, I wonder if any will be available on clearance or if that would be a bad idea.