When I first setup the Iris system the first question I asked myself was what’s “Partial” alarm? I only thought that people would just turn on their security system when they leave the house. After looking at the configurations and hearing stories about break-ins during the night. I can understand why you would like to have a night time setting or if your home alone.
I got this issue where my Iris hub would disconnect daily and at random times with my broadband connection from Verizon FIOS. I’ve contacted Lowe’s Iris support line and at first they told me it’s an known issue and new firmware upgrade to the hub that was coming out soon, (End of April 2013) was to resolve this. Once the version 3.04r25 was released I upgrading right away and the issue still continued. Continue reading
The image above is the reference information to the inside of Everspring siren and I’m pointing to the section regarding the top jumper which controls the option listed in the reference for audio. So all it means is if the jumper is on the two pins that are covered then the audio is set to High (100db). If the jumper is taken off then it’s set to low (90db).
Yesterday we were going through our routine of having breakfast in the morning, and received a call from our next door neighbor to see if our garage door was open. I looked out the window and it was closed, so I asked why you asked? It seems the neighbor next to theirs was open but their own wasn’t touched. Not thinking much of this because it possible maybe they just forgot to close it. So I told her I’ll check out my outdoor cameras and see if it caught anything.
To my surprise I see the following at 4:07am in the morning taken by my vuezone cameras!
After my failed attempt to find official supported Siren from Iris, I decided to find an alternative. I ran some Google searches for “z wave siren” which lead me to an image that looks exactly like the one Lowe’s offered but it had a different brand. It’s called Everspring model SE812-2. Once I figured out the brand and model it was easier to search for it.
As you can see from below the image from Amazon and the screen shot taken from the Lowe’s Youtube video. It looks identical.