Pairing a 1st-Gen Iris Security Keypad With a Next-Generation Iris Hub

Update, 14 Mar 2019:

If you’re an Iris owner, you’ve probably heard by now that Iris is shutting down on March 31st, 2019. With the shutdown impending, I spent some time evaluating different options for home automation hubs and home security kits to replace Iris. I put all of that information together in this post, where I break down some suggestions and the gear that I would personally pick up depending on what generation of Iris you have and what you’re wanting to do with your equipment.

Original Content:

In order to pair my first-generation Iris Security Keypad with my Next-Generation Iris Smart Hub, I had to reset the keypad.  My keypad was previously paired with my 1st-Gen hub, which is no longer supported by Iris.

The 1st-Gen Iris Security Keypad.
The 1st-Gen Iris Security Keypad.

Here’s how to reset your keypad so that you can get it paired up with your new hub:

  • Bring the keypad within 10 feet of the Iris Hub
  • Remove the small Phillips screw in the bottom of the battery cover and then remove the battery cover
  • Remove all of the batteries
  • Press the On key 8 times
  • Insert two batteries side-by-side at one end or the other
  • Press the On key 8 times
  • You should see the keypad light up, and the On button will begin to blink twice periodically.
  • Your keypad is now ready to be paired with the Next-Gen Smart Hub.
  • Open the Iris app and click the + button.
  • Click Device
  • Once your hub goes into Pairing Mode, your device may be added automatically.
  • If not, click Iris and click 1st Gen Security Keypad

And that’s it!  For me, this process took only a few minutes.  How did it go for you?  Having any other issues?  Leave a comment below!

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