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Lowe’s Iris Smart Home Platform Fails to Find Buyer, Shut Down Planned

By Steve Karantzoulidis · February 6, 2019 • On March 31, Lowe's will shut down its Iris smart home platform after failing to find a buyer. Customers will be reimbursed for certain devices.

Lowe’s Ditches Iris, Looks to Exit Smart Home Business

By Jason Knott · November 26, 2018 • Lowe’s to exit ‘under-performing, non-core’ home automation business by finding a buyer for its Iris Smart Home business.

The Marketing Challenges of Remote Controls and Home Automation

By Julie Jacobson · June 29, 2016 • Lessons from Logitech Harmony, Savant Remote and others: Are they universal remote controls or home automation hubs?

Lowe’s Innovation Labs Shows Future of Retail: Robots and Holograms

By Julie Jacobson · January 28, 2015 • As demo’d at CES 2015, robots and holograms will help customers find exactly what they need, but Lowe's missed golden opportunity to incorporate holograms into massive smart home at the show.

Lowe’s Adds to Iris Home Automation Lineup

By Rachel Cericola · July 25, 2014 • New energy-saving and security solutions include Z-Wave Garage Door Opener Remote Command Controller, PetSafe Electronic SmartDoor, Iris Motorized Window Blinds Controller, and Orbit Hose Faucet Water.

Staples Connect vs. Lowe’s Iris: Home Automation Smackdown at CES 2014

By Julie Jacobson · January 9, 2014 • Goji, Withings, Koubachi, Bluetooth, ZigBee, Insteon join Staples Connect; Lowe’s adds smart water valve and major in-store display.

10 Most Popular Web Stories of 2013: Lowe’s Iris, Staples Connect, Nest, HDBaseT

By Julie Jacobson · December 30, 2013 • Lowe's Iris Home Automation, a $3 million home theater, smart bulbs, HDBaseT 2.0, HDMI, Staples Connect, Jeremy Burkhardt, Nest thermostats top the list of most popular CEPro.com stories of 2013.

Lowe’s Iris to Launch First Ever UL-Compliant Z-Wave Garage Door Controller

By Julie Jacobson · December 27, 2013 • Launching with Lowe's Iris home automation in 2014, Linear’s GD00Z is first UL-compliant Z-Wave controller for garage-door openers. Debuts at CES 2014

CES 2013 Shocker: Lowe’s Iris Home Automation Has Legs

By Julie Jacobson · January 10, 2013 • Lowe's adds smart doggy doors, water heaters, screw-in ZigBee LED lights, Z-Wave Pella shades, home health monitoring to Iris home automation system at CES 2013.