Hubitat Steps Up to Support Iris by Lowe’s V1 Zigbee Devices
Back in January, after an unsuccessful effort to sell off its smart home automation platform, Lowe’s announced that it would ultimately have to shut down the Iris by Lowe’s service. That end date is currently slated for this Sunday, March 31. The housewares and home improvement retailer launched the platform in 2012, but failed to gain much traction with the brand—primarily because it was a very tight-knit ecosystem of products. With the shutdown of the program, Lowe’s said it would no longer charge customers for the service after the end of January, and that customers will be compensated for purchased devices that only work on the Iris by Lowe’s platform.
But that doesn’t mean they need to dump all of those devices just yet.
Hubitat, makers of a security-feature-packed IoT hub, said it has figured out a way to support Iris by Lowe’s Version 1 Zigbee devices—including things like contact sensors, motion sensors, plug-in outlets, key fobs, and more—on its platform.