Lowe’s picks Centralite for next Iris generation

Lowe’s has made a solid play in home automation (HA) with Iris. So it’s great to see them bringing out another generation of devices including a slew of core sensors from Centralite.


New Iris Smart Hub and Devices Redesigned For Sleeker Appearance,

Greater Functionality and a More Personalized Experience

(MOBILE, AL) –- The next generation of Iris – which hit Lowe’s shelves in November – offers new functionality and faster performance and includes updated software and hardware that make Iris simpler, more intuitive and more personalized.

The new technology was created in partnership with CentraLite Systems, a leading provider of products that enable a connected world.  In fact, CentraLite supplies its smart home products to many of the most recognizable names in the connected home space.  CentraLite products are distributed and installed throughout the U.S. and in approximately 50 countries worldwide.  The Mobile, AL-based company manufactures a wide assortment of connected devices for the next generation of Iris product ecosystem, enabling users to seamlessly turn their homes into smart homes.

            Redesigned from the ground up, the new Iris line now works with more than 75 devices.  With a sleeker, smaller design and improved performance, the Smart Hub and seven of the core devices were designed and manufactured by CentraLite, including the Door Contact Sensor, Smart Plug, Motion Sensor, Help Pendant, Smart Button, Smart Fob and Smart Keypad.   

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“We are pleased Lowe’s chose us to provide the devices for its next generation Iris platform,” said John Calagaz, CentraLite CTO.  “We know that Lowe’s is putting a great deal of time and effort into ensuring that Iris becomes the premier home automation product available.  We view the confidence Lowe’s exhibited in choosing CentraLite as a testament to the quality of our products and the strength of our working relationship.”

The Iris Smart Hub can also be purchased as a stand-alone option to complement simple, lower-priced Iris Starter Packs, making it even more affordable to attain a smart home and even easier to get started.  These Starter Packs include:

  • The Security Pack, which includes two Iris Contact sensors and a Motion Sensor to track movement and opened windows/doors, and a Smart Keypad with an audible siren. 
  • The Home Automation Pack, an entry-level offering comprised of two Contact Sensors and a Motion Sensor to detect movement, and a Smart Plug and a Smart Button that offer remote control of other devices.

“CentraLite has been a great partner to us,” said Mick Koster, vice president and general manager of Iris Home Systems. “We worked closely with their team to develop the next generation of Iris’ core devices. We want to make home automation accessible to everyone, which is why we partner with innovative companies like CentraLite to offer the best possible technology and products.”

The next-generation Iris line is available online at IrisbyLowes.com and in stores nationwide.

About CentraLite Systems, Inc.

CentraLite Systems is the one destination for software and hardware Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that make life easier for both developers and consumers.  Established in 1997, the company has been leading the industry in delivering end-to-end software and hardware technology solutions for some of the most prominent businesses in the connected home space, such as Lowe’s, Samsung SmartThings, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and more.

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CentraLite’s Jilia, a new cloud-based IoT framework, is helping developers create innovative IoT solutions by allowing them to create customized “pathways” between connected devices very quickly, using a single, simple API framework.  CentraLite also designs and builds a comprehensive ecosystem of reliable connected devices that work seamlessly together to enable a connected world.  CentraLite has a presence in nearly 50 countries worldwide.  To learn more, visit www.centralite.com.

About Lowe’s

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving approximately 16 million customers a week in the United States, Canada, and Mexico through its stores and online at Lowes.com, Lowes.ca and Lowes.com.mx.  With fiscal year 2014 sales of $56.2 billion, Lowe’s has more than 1,845 home improvement and hardware stores and 265,000 employees.  Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, North Carolina, 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.