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Offline weatherman

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Iris sensors?
« on: July 22, 2013, 12:25:40 pm »
I'm wondering if anyone has had success using the Lowe's IRIS window sensors with the MCV? The IRIS sensors are (I believe) both a window sensor and temperature monitor, which would be nice to have combined...

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Re: Iris sensors?
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2013, 08:47:45 pm »
If you check here on the forum, I believe that are not Z-Wave but Zigbee sensors. 

Some of the other stuff, like the GE switches, etc. are Z-Wave.  And they tend to be a little bit cheaper too, since they are re-packaged into blue packages with Iris on them.

Just look for the stuff with Z-wave on it, and also check the forum here in you aren't sure.


Update:

More information can be found here on the Lowes Iris system:
http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,9851.0.html
« Last Edit: July 22, 2013, 09:04:37 pm by SOlivas »
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Re: Iris sensors?
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2013, 08:37:17 am »
Yeah, I guess that's right. I bought one yesterday to try it out and couldn't get it to connect. And I guess there's no way to hack it to get the MCV to support zigbee, right?

Oh well. It pains me to spend $40 on a door sensor when the Iris ones are just $20, but I guess there's not really any alternative.

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Re: Iris sensors?
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2013, 11:00:10 am »
Oh well. It pains me to spend $40 on a door sensor when the Iris ones are just $20, but I guess there's not really any alternative.

they are just $20 because they use some proprietary zigbee protocols, with no published API, and if you want to do anything useful with them you'll need an Iris subscription anyway.