Iris Smart Home Management is the home automation system sold by home improvement store Lowe's. The Iris system is intended to be a low-cost, self-installed alternative to the home automation systems commonly offered by cable, phone and alarm companies.Continue Reading
The Iris home automation system has several advantages over traditional systems, according to Lowe's, including a low starting price, do-it-yourself installation, and free basic monitoring that includes video streaming to smartphones. Users can upgrade their services to premium monitoring for $9.99 per month with no contract. The Iris system is also suitable for use in apartments, and can be removed and reinstalled at a new location if the owner of the system moves.
The Iris system is available in three basic kits: the Safe and Secure kit, the Comfort Kit and the Smart Kit. The Safe and Secure kit is focused on home security and includes a set of contact sensors, a motion sensor, a keypad and window decals, while the Comfort Kit is intended for automating climate controls and includes a smart plug and smart thermostat. The Smart Kit includes the contents of both the Safe and Secure Kit and the Comfort Kit, along with a range extender. All three kits include the Iris Hub.Learn more about Home Maintenance