This perhaps was a service that some of their users did want. I know when they called me to try and offer the service to me I specifically told them the reason I chose Iris was because they did NOT have monitoring. It was specifically the reason I chose them over SimpliSafe (Which I also told them).
The lack of hardware on store shelves, and lack of advertising, lack of employee knowledge, and quite frankly botched V2 rollout / forced conversion, which resulted in the reviews being what they are, all are a huge problem.
I've accepted it, the V2 hardware just isn't as good as the V1 hardware in some cases. We lost features and capabilities that we had in V1. I've used the system long enough that my hardware has paid for itself over ADT even if it went dark tonight.
I think it's time to just suck it up. V2 is not V1. Lowes even had a point where they were even offering returns on the V1 equipment for those that were unsatisfied. My Iris system works as expected 99%+ of the time at this point. When I need I help I call the 800 number I get a real person, pretty quickly, who is polite, and is helpful.
So step back for a moment. Does your system function? Mine does. Sure the one feature I'd really like at the moment is local processing. However all this negativitity isn't helping us move forward. I think Lowes knows we're upset.
So I don't think any of us want to see Iris fail.
Fair enough, and very valid complaints. My cameras have some delay when gstreaming, but the picture is fine.
I do wish we got alerts again when the system went offline or a sensor disconnected, and not after 24 hours or whatever it is.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not entirely giving Iris a pass (At this point I don't buy anything that isn't compatable with Smart Things just in case). I don't want to say there is no alternative, I'm just starting to realize theirs some pros and cons to all these systems. I get that many of us are disappointed to see it take some steps backwards. However on there other side there are some things that Iris also does well.