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.

“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 and in stores nationwide.