Lowe’s, a house enchancment retail chain primarily based in the US, launched its first ‘Iris’ good residence merchandise in 2015. The lineup consisted of cameras, leak detectors, door locks, movement sensors, lights, and different associated merchandise. After a failed try and dump the Iris division final yr, Lowe’s has discontinued all Iris merchandise — and most of them will cease working quickly.
“We’ve determined to close down the Iris good residence platform and associated companies efficient March 31, 2019,” Lowe’s wrote on the Iris residence web page. “We apologize for any inconvenience this may increasingly trigger and are dedicated to offering the assets and help wanted as you transition to comparable good residence merchandise.”
Whereas all on-line companies and the system hub will cease working, some Iris merchandise use commonplace protocols like Zigbee/Z-Wave which can be appropriate with different hubs. Lowes says it’s working instantly with Samsung SmartThings to make sure as many Iris merchandise as doable can be utilized with SmartThings hubs.
Iris merchandise that may be instantly related to a Samsung SmartThings hub
If in case you have “eligible, related Iris gadgets,” you may redeem your related gadgets on-line to obtain a Visa pay as you go card. Annoyingly, the redemption web page will solely be stay till March 31, however Lowe’s seems to be beneficiant with the payouts. One Reddit consumer obtained “greater than I spent on the three plugs I’ve,” whereas one other was given a $480 card.