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We’re UK based, and have developed hub software to control AlertMe devices. It handles motion sensors, door / window sensors, alarm detectors, key fobs, buttons, smart plugs, smart meter, and power clamp. This is part of a larger project to be able to handle many manufacturers’ in the same way, including both ZigBee and Z-Wave. Our aim is to exploit the increasing abundance of smaller, cheaper, and better devices that are becoming available. To date, we have been able to handle over 40 different devices from more than 20 different manufacturers. As Iris originated from AlertMe, we have been looking into the possibility of adapting it for Iris devices. We are currently using the Raspberry Pi with several different RF modules for the hub hardware. The hub software includes a web server, so the App can run locally on the hub. The user just needs a smart phone, or any other device with a web browser, which connects locally by WiFi to the hub, so there’s no need for an internet connection. An internet connection is still available as a user selectable option for remote control, updating, and for Alexa, etc. The software is written in a .Net language in its entirety, from device frame / cluster / end point level up to and including the App / UI. Each of the devices is presented as a standard interface to the control system on the hub. For example, a door / window sensor has the same interface into the control system as any other, regardless of manufacturer or RF protocol. This greatly simplifies the application programming. It also makes it very straightforward, and quick, to add devices from multiple manufacturers, just like 'plugins' or ‘drivers’ on a PC. Are there many Iris users who might be interested in breathing life back into their older systems by using this software? If so, do you know how we might be able to get hold of some Iris devices for testing purposes?