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    Good question, I was wondering the same thing. On their website they mention a xbee board with a high gain antenna connecting to the GPIO Raspberry interface (XB24CZ7WITB003). I would like to know the differences in performance between this and the usb interface.
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    I am planing on recording video from 4 cameras and it is the same card I use in my Cell phone. I do not know if continuous recording will slow down my network too much, but if it doesn't I don't want to run out of space because of an extra $50 for a larger capacity card. Also, may want to backup the system to that card.
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    for the case i am getting Raspberry Pi Case Aluminum Alloy – SunFounder Raspberry Pi 3B+,3, 2, B+ Enclosure Metal Case with Heat Dissipation Silica Pad from amazon for 28.99 SD card Samsung 256GB 100MB/s (U3) MicroSDXC EVO Select Memory Card with Adapter (MB-ME256GA/AM) two DIGI XU-Z11 for iris ver 1 and 2 homeseer usb My wife doen't even have the iris app on her phone. All she cares about is that the alarm goes on automactically when she leaves and off when she returns. Amazon Alexa control the lights with her voice which she likes so there should be little change for her going to the new system. I have always wanted a Raspberry so if it doesn't work out I can use it for something else. Just out the cost of the software and network adapters. I hate leasing software vs buying it outright so hopefully there will be a choice. For me the cost is worth it to just go back to Iris v1 programing with modes.
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    V2 keypad teardown

    thegillion: could you explain why my hack did not work. I wanted to increase the range of the ir detection so that as I approached the keypad it would turn on. Stock it would not turn on unless my hand was within 1 inch of the keypad. It was easier just to push a button. So I took the keypad apart as per video and without the front cover or keypad on the range increased to 9 inches which was a great improvement. So I drilled out the 2 holes in front which was a mistake. When I lay just the keypad cover on the front, the ir detection stops working. Remove the keypad cover it works. Why is that? No great loss - everything else works and the ir detection was worthless anyway.
  5. Great post. I like the Lexa app better that the firestick app unless I am watching amazon tv. And now we have groups.
  6. Just discovered that I can control Alexa and thus IRIS using voice on my smartphone with the amazon fireTV Remote app.
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    The function of the check box varies with where it is. In the rules card the check box indicates the status of a rule based on its schedule and does not activate or inactivate a rule. In the lights and switches card, The check box does activate and inactivate a schedule. Did I get this right. It is very confusing.
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    Vacation Mode in V2 - Not just a scene

    I agree with DHolovacko. I want my lights on and off sequence to be tied to scenes so that when I am away it will be different than when I am at home. V1 did this but not V2 or is there a way to do this?
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    Abnormal Behavior

    This happens to me whenever the termite inspector comes over and uses his custom tablet to connect to something. Iris gets jammed by the RF. The hub searches for all of my sensors and the alarm goes to away. If Iris gets jammed, I do like my alarm being turned on but I am not sure it will activate if it cannot connect to any sensors.
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    Trigger Events

    I have my system set to alarm with two devices and this has prevented false alarms caused by motion sensors. For doors which I am concerned about, I put two contact sensors on the door so that if the door is opened, the alarm triggers instantly because two contact sensors are activated at the same time. A little more expensive, but it is a work around for Iris not having zones.
  11. You can disarm your alarm without a pin with IVEE by saying "set mode to at home". This assumes that you have home mode set with the alarm off.
  12. if you click the alarm box on the home page (alarm details and configuration) you will get a graphic display of sensor status for sensors which are active for the alarm mode you are in.
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    IVEE Questions/Discussion

    I called IRIS about the security issue and they will talk to Ivee but I haven't heard from Ivee. I have a work around so everyone should know about this. Ivee can be easily controlled outside your house if you have a window partially opened. The bad guy sees your IRIS sign in front. Walks around and sees a partially open window with Ivee sitting on your desk. He says "Hello Ivee" Set home mode to at home. Your alarm is turned off without a code. Then Hello Ivee " unlock all locks. You know what happens next. My solution until they take those commands out is to put Ivee on a smart plug so that when the alarm is on Ivee is off and Ivee is turned on when the alarm is off. It is amazing how good the speech recognition is if you know the vocabulary. I can control Ivee from another room if I speak loud enough.
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    IVEE Questions/Discussion

    There is a really bad security flaw in the iris command structure. I notified them yesterday about it. It is pretty obvious but I do not want to say exactly what it is until they fix it or until I return Ivee.
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    Using motion to turn on switches?

    Found my first bug and workaround with Ivee. If you want to conrol multiple leds in a group individually, you have to update the device list with leds out of the group and then put the leds in the group and update again.