Lowe's has announced that it's shutting down its own Iris smarthome platform.
The company announced the move in its third-quarter earnings statement last week, citing "strategic reassessment
According to the IoT podcast (at 5:1
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Lowe's launched Iris back in 2012 as a way for the company to sell its own smarthome products to the public. ZigBee and Z-Wave devices and sensors, as well as a proprietary Iris hub, but the devices also worked with other smarthome hubs, like Wink and SmartThings. Iris integrated with other product lines like Philips Hue and Nest.
Lowe's will continue to sell smarthome products from other brands, including devices from GE, Google, Nest, Amazon, and more share that same honor in the near future.