Anybody got their pre-paid Visa card from Lowe's?
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I got my big one last week and was able to activate it online, last night I got my $300 one but it kept telling me they couldn't find a record of it when trying to activate it online so I called in and it supposedly activated over the phone entering the same info.  I guess I won't know for sure until I go to use it.

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23 hours ago, Dredwolf said:

My mail carrier left a note for me today, that I have something requiring a signature.  I'll try to go by the post office in the AM.

Picked up my card from the Post Office this afternoon after signing for it.  Will let you know how activation goes.

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My automatic redemption for $455 has arrived and been activated.  The activation web site is working.  I just did my manual redemption last weekend for $70 more, so not expecting that for a bit.  Time for a shopping spree.  Based on everything I've read I'm going with Hubitat.  I may look at RFSystronics later, but I need something that I can migrate to quickly and relatively easily and supports the majority of my big ticket items (Schlage and Kwikset door locks, lots of GE switches and outlets).  Ironically the one item that spurred me to by Iris in the first place, the Orbit Sprinkler Timer, doesn't seem to be supported by anybody, so I'm in the market for a new one.  If anyone is using Hubitat to control a sprinkler system, can you tell me which you are using and how you like it?

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On 2/26/2019 at 2:52 PM, thejq said:

That's the route I took as well. So far, looks like only the Ring camera can be integrated into other systems (eg. SmartThings). Right now I have the SmartThings turn on the porch light when Ring camera senses motion. It would be nice if I can also integrate the Ring alarm sensors (eg. motion, contact etc.) so I don't need to buy another set for automation. But from what I read, it's not happening soon, since Amazon charges $ for security monitoring. If they open up the API, they might loose some of that revenue.

I'm thinking they will expose their contact and motion sensors to smartthings and alexa at some point, but not the other way around (not let you use smart things sensors in ring)
I'm hoping for official integration between the alarm and smartthings eventually, but in the mean time I set this up and it seems to work great!
https://github.com/asishrs/smartthings-ringalarmv2

It was a little bit of work to setup... I wouldn't suggest it to someone who isn't really tech savvy, but I would guess most people in this group could handle it just fine.
Remember though, smartthings has "home modes" and "smart home monitor modes". This operates based on "home modes", which can be triggered by routines.

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Got my cards today (4/6) after completing the redemption process on 3/21.

That's pretty good turnaround in my opinion.

No signatures were required.  My postman just left them in my mailbox.

Never did get advance email notification though.

Edited by synack
added that I received no advance email notification as was supposed to be the case.
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I got mine a month ago but haven't used them yet. To be honest I don't know what I am waiting for.

I've been buying replacements for my defunct Iris gear but using my CC because I get 2% back on
all my purchases. Maybe I'll use them to pay off the CC or Icom just released the IC-9700 which is
tempting. Nothing says I have to spend those Iris rebate cards on HA gear right. :-)

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