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Iris Release Notes: App Release 2.2

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Iris Release Notes: App Release 2.2

Iris Release Notes: Release 2.2

 

The following items are being released:

 

Release 2.2 for iOS 8.0 or later, for iPhone 5 or later

Release 2.2 for Android 4.1 or later

Release 2.2 for Web

 

 

Details:

 

Release 2.2 contains the following user-facing enhancements:

 

  1. Rules Now Free (iOS, Android, Web)
    • Rules allow you to make your home a smart home. Iris allows you to choose from 90 different types of “if this happens, then do that” style rules and then customize them for your devices and preferences.  Up to now, Rules have been a Premium feature.  In the 2.2 release Rules are available for free to customers with the Basic service.

 

  1. Scenes Now Free (iOS, Android, Web)
    • Scenes allow you to control several devices with a single action. For example, a “Good Night” scene can be made to lock all doors, change the thermostat setpoint, and turn off all lights.  Scenes can be run with the press of a button, with the Iris mobile and web apps, by rules, or by Amazon Alexa.  Up to now, Scenes have been a Premium feature but in 2.2 are available for free to customers with the Basic service.

 

  1. Favorites Now Free (iOS, Android, Web)
    • Favorites are now available to all Iris users. Now Basic users will now be able to tag the devices or scenes they use most as “favorites” so they appear in a convenient place on the dashboard.  Pressing on a device favorite on the dashboard will immediately take you to its panel for faster control of your device.   Pressing on a scene favorite will run the scene.

 

  1. History Activity Graph (iOS, Android)
    • Premium users can now quickly see activity in their home with the History Activity Graph. The graph highlights times when doors or windows are opened or when there is motion in the home.

 

  1. New Voice Control Support: Google Assistant
    • Pair Google Assistant with your Iris system to control lights & switches by voice from your Google Home device or Android mobile phone.

 

  1. Scene Enhancements (iOS, Android, Web)
    • Now you can open and close Springs blinds from scenes.

 

  1. Enhancements to Professional Monitoring Signup (Web)
    • Now when you sign up for Professional Monitoring, as a final step, you will receive a test call from the monitoring service to verify that everything is configured properly.

 

  1. Changes to Pin Code Management in 2.2 (iOS, Android, Web)
    • To pave the way for Professional Monitoring, Iris will help ensure that each person who has access to your place has a distinct PIN code for that place. This helps guarantee that a PIN code can uniquely identify a customer when they receive a call from the monitoring service.  Existing customers will not be affected until the next time they change their PIN.

 

  1. Web Enhancements (Web)
    • The Iris Web user experience continues to evolve towards feature parity with the mobile apps. The 2.2 release includes full support for:
      • Lights & Switches scheduling
      • Additional Device Panels
        • Garage Door
        • Thermostat
        • Water Valve
        • Genie Aladdin Garage Door Controller

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Iris Release Notes: App Release 2.2


@NatalieIris wrote:

Iris Release Notes: Release 2.2

 

The following items are being released:

 

Release 2.2 for iOS 8.0 or later, for iPhone 5 or later

Release 2.2 for Android 4.1 or later

Release 2.2 for Web

 

 

Details:

 

Release 2.2 contains the following user-facing enhancements:

 

  1. Rules Now Free (iOS, Android, Web)
    • Rules allow you to make your home a smart home. Iris allows you to choose from 90 different types of “if this happens, then do that” style rules and then customize them for your devices and preferences.  Up to now, Rules have been a Premium feature.  In the 2.2 release Rules are available for free to customers with the Basic service.

 

  1. Scenes Now Free (iOS, Android, Web)
    • Scenes allow you to control several devices with a single action. For example, a “Good Night” scene can be made to lock all doors, change the thermostat setpoint, and turn off all lights.  Scenes can be run with the press of a button, with the Iris mobile and web apps, by rules, or by Amazon Alexa.  Up to now, Scenes have been a Premium feature but in 2.2 are available for free to customers with the Basic service.

 

  1. Favorites Now Free (iOS, Android, Web)
    • Favorites are now available to all Iris users. Now Basic users will now be able to tag the devices or scenes they use most as “favorites” so they appear in a convenient place on the dashboard.  Pressing on a device favorite on the dashboard will immediately take you to its panel for faster control of your device.   Pressing on a scene favorite will run the scene.

 

  1. History Activity Graph (iOS, Android)
    • Premium users can now quickly see activity in their home with the History Activity Graph. The graph highlights times when doors or windows are opened or when there is motion in the home.

 

  1. New Voice Control Support: Google Assistant
    • Pair Google Assistant with your Iris system to control lights & switches by voice from your Google Home device or Android mobile phone.

 

  1. Amazon Alexa Enhancements
    • You can now ask a paired Echo, Dot, or Tap device to lock a door, check the thermostat temperature, and to “turn on” a Scene.

 

  1. Scene Enhancements (iOS, Android, Web)
    • Now you can open and close Springs blinds from scenes.

 

  1. Enhancements to Professional Monitoring Signup (Web)
    • Now when you sign up for Professional Monitoring, as a final step, you will receive a test call from the monitoring service to verify that everything is configured properly.

 

  1. Changes to Pin Code Management in 2.2 (iOS, Android, Web)
    • To pave the way for Professional Monitoring, Iris will help ensure that each person who has access to your place has a distinct PIN code for that place. This helps guarantee that a PIN code can uniquely identify a customer when they receive a call from the monitoring service.  Existing customers will not be affected until the next time they change their PIN.

 

  1. Web Enhancements (Web)
    • The Iris Web user experience continues to evolve towards feature parity with the mobile apps. The 2.2 release includes full support for:
      • Lights & Switches scheduling
      • Additional Device Panels
        • Garage Door
        • Thermostat
        • Water Valve
        • Genie Aladdin Garage Door Controller

 


What is left in the Premium plan, besides the graph in the History card which was just added?  Which appears to be the same as the graph in the Care card which has been there a long time, is that Premium only as well?  The Plans & Services page hasn't been updated yet.  Is the number of users still limited to 1 for the Basic plan, history still limited to past 24 hours, and are cameras still only on the Premium plan?

 

Thanks.

Primary Platform: iOS phone @ latest version
Secondary Platform: Android 6.0 tablet
Rookie

Re: Iris Release Notes: App Release 2.2

Why would you pay for a premium membership if rules are included in the basic?
Tinkerer

Re: Iris Release Notes: App Release 2.2

Camera rules and video storage for me.
Tinkerer

Re: Iris Release Notes: App Release 2.2

If you have cameras you almost have to have the premium service.
What good is a camera if it can't record? I'm totally fine paying the $10/month for camera recordings.
Also, I like having accounts on my system for both myself and my wife. We shared an account when v2 first went live (and didn't have multi user support). It's nice to limit notifications so that only some people get them (I don't want a notification every time I leave or arrive).