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Lowe's Helps Consumers Outsmart Summer with New Home Automation Products for Iris

Companies mentioned in this article: Lowe's Companies, Inc.

MOORESVILLE, N.C., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. announced today the launch of new products for its Iris smart home solution that offer consumers added convenience, safety and efficiency this summer. The home improvement company continues to extend the breadth of connected devices with the addition of a smart garage door controller, electronic pet door, window blinds controller and hose faucet timer to make it easier to cut energy costs, reduce water usage and keep the home secure while consumers balance active summer schedules.

Since its launch in 2012, Iris has delivered on its promise to make home automation simple, affordable and scalable by giving consumers a single user interface that lets them monitor, control and customize a wide range of devices in and around the home. This new wave of products joins the 50 existing devices currently available for Iris - including security cameras, smoke detectors, water leak detectors and more. Iris offers the ultimate smart home experience with brand name products consumers already know and trust, including General Electric, Kwikset, Schlage, Whirlpool, Orbit Irrigation Products and PetSafe. Iris' open platform also supports dozens of other Zigbee and Z-Wave-enabled devices.

"Iris is a simple and affordable smart home solution that helps makes homes safer, more energy efficient and easier to manage. We offer the most extensive array of connected products on the market that can be easily customized to meet consumers' needs," said Kevin Meagher, Lowe's vice president and general manager, Smart Home. "These new products add more value to the smart home offering with new ways to improve home security and manage energy costs with DIY solutions to give our customers peace of mind year-round."

The four new Iris-compatible products can be monitored and controlled anytime, anywhere from a computer, smart phone or tablet and are available in Lowe's stores, nationwide:

    --  Z-Wave Garage Door Opener Remote Command Controller with Tilt Sensor
        -Control your garage door from your smartphone while on the go and get
        alerts if you drive away and accidentally leave it open.
    --  PetSafe Electronic SmartDoor(TM) - Monitor and control access for pets
        with a customizable schedule and record their movement. The device will
        even recognize a pet wearing the collar sensor so you can be sure you
        are not feeding the neighbor's cat.
    --  Iris Motorized Window Blinds Controller - Remotely control and schedule
        blinds for privacy or comfort. Better manage energy consumption during
        the hot dog days of summer.
    --  Orbit Hose Faucet Water Timer - Easily installed on any hose faucet and
        allows consumers to remotely turn the hose on/off or schedule watering.
        Achieve greater efficiency by triggering rain delays from a smart phone.

Lowe's was the first to target the mass consumer market with a broad home automation solution in Iris and the first to introduce a truly open platform - allowing devices across its stores to connect with one another. Iris offers a wide variety of connected devices from well-known brands, a simple user experience, value-priced products, an easy DIY system setup, free service from the day of installation, customizable rules to connect devices and more. Iris from Lowe's was developed and designed for the consumer, using nearly 70 years of home improvement experience and input from its 15 million shoppers a week.

For the complete list of products available for Iris, please visit Lowes.com/Iris.

About Lowe's

Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 100 home improvement company serving approximately 15 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2013 sales of $53.4 billion, Lowe's has more than 1,830 home improvement and hardware stores and 260,000 employees. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe's supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For more information, visit Lowes.com.

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