# Lowe's Iris Sensors (New CentraLite models)

Every time I see the word centigrade… I can’t help but think of the video game “Centipeide”

With due respect Ito you and other guys (for deviating), I am not too sure about the statement that its going to be another 50 years for something to trickle down to India. That’s a perception that we have being in the United States. India from 18 yrs back to what it is now is totally different. And well it has one of the largest railway system in the world. And steam engines are romantic!

Sorry guys, I did go totally off topic.

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Everybody loves trains.

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some guys asked me for more detail how to:

https://graph.api.smartthings.com/ide/devices
click on: mitchpond : Iris Open/Closed Sensor
Change line: 285

``` "zcl global send-me-a-report 0x402 0 0x29 30 3600 {6400}", ``` ^ ^ ^
minimum reporting time ________________________________|
maximum reporting time ____________________________________|
temperature threshold _____________________________________________|

minimum reporting time is in seconds here: 30 seconds = 30 seconds
maximum reporting time is in seconds here: 3600 seconds = 1 hour
you can change it to any value you desire: 7200 seconds = 2 hours

temperature threshold is in °C x100 in hexadecimal.
The value in the brackets will be in reverse byte order,
so 0064 would be set as 6400.
1°C x100 = 100 = 0064hexa = reversed is 6400
2°C x100 = 200 = 00C8hexa = reversed is C800
3°C x100 = 300 = 012Chexa = reversed is 2C01
4°C x100 = 400 = 0190hexa = reversed is 9001
5°C x100 = 500 = 01F4hexa = reversed is F401

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Well.
Within one month we’ll see if it really extends battery life.

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In keeping with the name of this thread, and in honor of the goofiness above about degrees-C, I am coining a new word… Centragrade.

Oh, one more C-word…it’s copywrited (or is that copyrighted? yay for accurate info. It’s so much better than just interacting with people where they’re at when we clearly know what they mean anyway).

guys, how is the battery life of the lowes sensors in regular conditions? not inside a freezer lol

I have Smartthings multisensor and motion about a month and most batteries are 88% some still 100%

I have Iris contact sensor 14 days and batteries are 77%.

Iris sensor in freezer is 7 days and 66%

thats not very good for the iris sensor, i would have to change batterys every 2-3 months

Mine is at 66% with 2 weeks only and the location it’s a hallway. I would expect it to be around 88%. Do you guys think that the distance to hub is a factor?

Yes. Also if you use it often or temperature changes and report often it will suck more energy.

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@plantucha I appreciate your help on this but I’m still having trouble. It’s still reporting in constantly. I’m using mitchpond: iris open/close sensor.

The settings I’m using aren’t working and the battery is down to 66%. I understand the minimum report times, but it’s still reporting way too often.

I think it would be best to have it report once every 6 hours giving me current temp and battery.

I’m not sure what I’m sound wrong with what you posted before. I set out up to report at a minimum every hour, but as you can see… It said no.

Doesn’t work for me either. Maybe we have to remove device and add it with new device type.

I was thinking the same thing. I’m going to remove the sensor, rest it, and repair it with the modified code.

I am using an iris sensor in my freezer and iris battery is at 66%. It’s been in there about a week and a half. That freezer is opened maybe once a day. But it’s sending temp updates constantly.

I also have them on a couple of doors. The back door is used about 50 times a day. And the garage door about the same. (Family of 8 with 4 cats and a dog).

I have a GoControl sensor on my front door and laundry room door. Those two are the busiest doors and they are still reporting a full charge.

I’m going to pull the battery on one and fluke it to see where it really is. Not sure if the batteries are the same as the iris, but if they are I’m going to swap them and see if the reporting changes.

I’m thinking about just using the GoControl sensors, even though they are more expensive.

Plus, these sensors run local! ! ! ! !

Ok, I excluded and reset the sensor. I repaired it and it was found and identified automatically using the mitchpond code.

I’m going to give it a couple of hours and see what the reporting does.

I’ll post screenshots here…

@JDRoberts, will you start a new thread “iris contact sensors in the freezer/fridge” and move this over?
I’m not sure how to do that just yet. If you don’t have time please send me the directions on hire and I’ll take care of it, thanks

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Anybody can create a new linked topic: here’s one for you.

The goControl or the lowes ones??

the gocontrol sensors are running local for me.

The Iris sensors were, but have stopped here recently

What local activities were they working in?