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  1. I have this one: I have pretty good power which rarely goes down and usually only for a short time. It powers my Hubitat hub and everything necessary to keep my internet connection working. All that stuff draws little power so it will keep it working for a long time and nothing has to reboot. It's primary purpose is to keep my security system up and running if the bad guy(s) turn off my power which they have been known to do in an attempt to defeat an alarm system.
  2. I got the IRIS V3 keypad working. Not sure exactly how I did so I'm not going to mess with it to figure it out.😁 I do believe that the LCM was not working properly as I would enter data and nothing would happen. Then suddenly my information appeared and it was transferred to the keypad details which is all that needed to happen as I was already able to communicate with the keypad. I believe I entered the data into the LCM properly and for whatever reason it didn't update properly and show the code user as it does now. However operator error is always a possibility. So now my system does e
  3. Check eBay. I picked up 10 for about $5 each. Used but all paired with a Hubitat hub and work just fine. It's hard to find them cheap.
  4. Well I finally got my IRIS V3 keypad working. By working I mean it will arm and disarm my security system. I would like to tell everyone who is struggling to get their keypad to work exactly how I did it but the truth is I don't know. I just kept trying different things and finally got it to arm and disarm my system. I do plan to address how I think I finally got it working over in the Hubitat Community fourms. Hopefully point those still having trouble in the right direction. The wife will be happy because she liked just pressing the ON button on the keypad and walking out the door and then e
  5. Just watched the podcast on YouTube. It was pretty interesting. I'm convinced I made the right decision to go with Hubitat.
  6. I'm sorry you feel that way. I'm not the only one requesting help with setting up security using an IRIS keypad. I've only spent three or four hours on it and haven't worked on it in a couple of days. Most of the time spent was searching the Hubitat community forums and documentation. I have all the basic home automation stuff working which is a plus. There are still a couple more things in HA that I want to do. but all the basics are working. It's just the security part I'm having trouble with and it is mostly the keypad. I can arm and disarm the system from the device manager page. I ca
  7. I have added the Safety Monitor app. I added it last week. It was one of the first things I did. Please point me to the place in the documentation that it explains how to integrate a keypad into a Hubitat security system and what the 20+ buttons (clickable panesl?) on the Keypad device page are for and how to use them to setup your keypad. Please point me to the place in the documentation where it explains how to use the the Safety Monitor app to set up a security system that uses a keypad to arm and disarm a security system. I could go on but I won't. It's not my intent to bash Hubitat. I'm
  8. Hubitat has great potential. It lacks usable documentation. For "geeks" it's a great product with so much capability. I'm in between "geek" and average user. Not sure who I'm closer to. Hubitat is frustrating and time consuming but I'm sticking with it as my only system.........for now.
  9. LOL!! That's one way to solve the problem.
  10. Suggest, off air, that if they want to be more than a product for "geeks" they need to hire an experienced documentation writer.
  11. I only have two Z-Wave devoces. Both Utilitech sirens. The older of the two paired immediately the first try. The new one took numerous attempts over two days before it finally paired. Putting Hubitat in pairing mode before putting the siren in pairing mode seemed to make it work although after so many tries I don't remember what I did that got it to pair. The key is persistence for the stubborn devices. That's been my experience.
  12. I have the "simple" things working just fine now. The main reason I purchased IRIS in the first place was security. Home automation was a plus. I can easily turn lights off and on manually if necessary although it is nice to have it happen automatically because I don't have to be home to have them come on or remember to turn them off when I leave a location such as the MBR Closet or garage. Being retired I have the time and having developed computer programs for others I possess some of the skills. I don't however speak the C language. I suspect I will eventually figure it out but it shouldn't
  13. I just started looking at IFTTT and linked it to Hubitat. It does appear it will help solve my Arlo cameras and Nest thermostat integration issues. I'll take a look at your response to my keypad issues. Thanks for that.
  14. The only thing I can think of is that when you go into the device panel there is a place where you can set a reference temperature. It works for me. Have you tried that?
  15. We are in agreement especially in regards to the state of the documentation. I still think Hubitat has the greatest potential but it is currently not the best choice for typical former IRIS users, who are the target of this forum, who are looking for a turnkey solution. Hubitat will require a lot of knowledge, time, and effort to get it to do what IRIS did out of the boxc. In the end Hubitat can do so much more if you have the time, patients, and requisite knowledge to make it work. I've spent hours and I'm nowhere close. SystronicsRF and others should pay attention to yours and my complaints.