My iris system has been a lifesaver! Our Airbnb rental is 2 hours away and the iris saves us a lot of trips to it to save time and gas. We use the motion detector to monitor security when the house is vacant and to let us know when guests arrive and depart (when it is off, it still registers any motion). We control the thermostat from home. We have the sprinkler control to control the sprinkler system. We have a camera to monitor when the lawn needs to be cut and when the snow needs to be removed. We love it!
I am still learning all the things I can do with the Smart hub. I am definitely looking forward to adding more to our home. So far I have just been learning lights - would love to add the camera and door locks as soon as possible!
IRIS helps us feel more protected from intruders and is also a great way to automate our home! I recommend IRIS to everyone I talk to because it has great features and having used it for so long myself I trust in the IRIS brand! We use it for everything from home heating to automating lights and protecting our house while home and away!
I use Iris contact sensors (V1) on all doors, some internal. I find the V1 contact sensors to be reliable. The V1 motion detectors however, are prone to false alarms.
The good thing about the app is, the response is faster than V1.
However, I prefer the design of the app in V1. There IMHO is alot of wasted space, and unnecessary screens in V2. It is difficult to tell at a glance the status of all sensors on the same pagte. Also, there is not enough detail about battery level or signal streingth of each sensor. Also, the alarm volume at the hub is much too low.
I am using the product, and find it helpful. I also like the pricing.
Iris makes our home more comfortable, safer and easier to manage. With Iris, our living area and outdoor lights automatically go on at sunset every night. When it's time for bed, we use a Smart Button that's mounted next to our bedroom door. With a single press, our bedroom lights come on, every other light turns off, our doors lock, our thermostat adjusts and our security alarms set. In the morning, we have Iris programed to run the scene "Wake Up". In unison with our 6AM alarm clocks, Iris turns on our bedroom lights (makes it harder to accidently fall back to sleep), our living room, kitchen and bathroom lights. It's like the house wakes up with us and is helping us start the day. A bit later in the morning, when Iris detects that both of our key fobs have left the hosue, all of the lights turn off, the thermostat adjusts again and the alarm is set. We no longer have to run around shutting off lights, wondering if we set the alarm or wasting energy because the AC or heat is oh high while the home is empty.
Iris has been a great addition to our family! It's saves us money, gives us peace of mind and makes our lives flow a lot easier.