Reviewed on 08/29/2017
I've had the system for about 4 years now and I love it..I've had a few snags here and there but Customer service has always been great..
Great security system
Reviewed on 07/14/2017
I have waited to review this product because I wanted to make sure I used it for at least a couple of months. I love this alarm system. I am a single mother who often works late at night and worries about my teenagers. When I got the system I was able to set it up in less then half an hour. I have been using it for about a year now without ANY problems. It chimes when I open the doors or windows when I'm home and the alarm sounds when any of them are opened when it is armed. The alarm could be louder but I hear it fine in my apartment. I receive text and phone call notifications every time the alarm goes off and it is literally right away. I can arm or disarm from the app while I'm away from the house. My kids each have their own PIN numbers so I can look at the app and see when each of them get home. I can even see the exact times the doors are opened and closed everyday.
I don't know why there are so many poor reviews on this alarm system. I did look into getting simplisafe before getting Iris but was concerned about hacking over cellular connections. I would recommend Iris to anyone that wants to feel secure in their home.
There has been one time the system wasn't working but that's when my modem went out. As you can see it doesn't take up any space.
Iris sensor - Well built and reliable
Reviewed on 07/03/2017
First a comment on the other reviews. It amazes me how many ppl write reviews that are not about the product. Many reviews are about the Iris system. I'm sure if I read through more I'd find 1 star reviews about customer service or shipping.
The devices in the Iris Security Pack are well built and reliable. I've been using Iris sensors on my home automation system for over a year and have been very happy with the performance.
The sensors are Zigbee HA 1.2 and will work on many systems other than Iris. The Zigbee signal is very fast which is great for motion sensors.
I really like the response on the motion sensors. They are very fast to pick up motion and reset quickly.
The motion sensor housing is small about 1" x 1" and has angled sides for mount in corners.
The contact sensors are not the smallest on the market but have a nice shape. About .25" x 0.75 X 0.75"
They're also quick to respond.
Both the motion and contact sensors use a single CR2 battery. The sensors are very efficient. Mine have been in place for over a year and the battery level is over 70%. Many smaller contacts sensors use button batteries that drain much quicker.
Both sensors send battery level and temperature information to your controller.
I've replaced all (23) my motion sensors with the Iris 2nd Gen. and many of my contact sensors.
For the best reliability you need to have a strong Zigbee mesh. If your sensors are spread out or far from your hub it is a good idea to buy a couple of Iris Smart Plugs which will repeat the signal and insure uninterrupted reliability.
The smart plug also has a Z-Wave Plus repeater.
Pre-cut 3M tape is included for mounting.
I haven't used the keypad but it seems well made and the buttons have a good feel. It has a little weight to it so they have included a mount that can be screwed to a wall.
Overall the devices included in this kit are well made, look good, very fast, and reliable when properly set up.