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Iris Smart Kit: A basic and affordable introduction to home automation

At a Glance
  • Lowe's Iris Smart Kit

    TechHive Rating

    Iris is an affordable good start for folks who want to dip their toes into home automation, but enthusiasts will chafe at its limitations.

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At a Glance
  • TechHive Rating

    Iris is an affordable good start for folks who want to dip their toes into home automation, but enthusiasts will chafe at its limitations.

    Pros

    • Cloud-based user interface
    • Very easy to set up and use
    • Inexpensive and expandable

    Cons

    • Alerts and logs limited to alarm events
    • Not very useful without the Premium service plan
    • Weak security; no central-office monitoring

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