Hub Update 4.06r05 status; possible Alarm problem?

It’s been almost a week since the 4.06r05 hub update was released that brought support for some yet to be released devices along with the usual “performance enhancements and bug fixes”.   Outside of the issues I’ve recently encountered which I’ll cover shortly, I haven’t seen any firsthand reports of problems associated with the update.   Also receiving significant mentioned in the release notes… Read More »

An early look at myLowes (Iris)

When you think of myLowes the first thing that comes to mind is that little key tag that cashiers ask to scan each time you make a purchase.  However, at one point in time it was envisioned to be more than a shoppers rewards card, it was Iris!  We have discovered some early regulatory filings made on behalf of Lowe’s by… Read More »

Iris for iOS 1.9.30 Released

Lowe’s today released an update to the Iris iOS app which adds support for the new GE indoor modules and recently released lock scheduling feature.  Aside from the usual bug fixes and performance enhancements, the release notes state that it also fixes an issue with secondary contacts logging into the app.  This update to 1.9.30 is available in the Apple App store… Read More »

GE refreshes Z-Wave products with new dimmers, fan controls, more

Over the past few months GE has quietly made changes to nearly their entire lineup of Z-Wave control products by updating existing in-wall switches and dimmers, and by introducing ceiling fan controllers along with a line of plug-in dimmers and switches.  Many of the refreshed devices bring enhancements like user-changeable colors and support for dimmable CFL and LED bulbs while others just get pretty new packaging… Read More »