Home improvement retail chain Lowe’s launched its Iris smart home network back in 2015. The first connected devices were released then which included the likes of door locks, cameras, leak detectors, motion sensors, lights, and more. The platform hasn’t grown as well as the company would have hoped so it has decided to shut it down in March.


Lowe’s had actually been trying to sell off the Iris division but apparently wasn’t able to clinch the deal. Since it wanted to wash its hands off Iris, the company has now decided to shut it down.

The official Iris home page now reads “We have decided to shut down the Iris smart home platform and related services effective March 31, 2019.” Lowe’s adds that “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and are committed to providing the resources and support needed as you transition to comparable smart home products.”

The device hub and all online services will thus stop working on March 31st, 2019. However, some of its products that use standard protocols like Z-Wave and Zigbee will continue to work with other hubs. Lowe’s has also said that it’s working with Samsung’s SmartThings division to make sure that as many Iris products as possible can work with the latter’s hubs.

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