Z-Wave Alliance adds Lowe’s as new member
The Z-Wave Alliance, a global consortium of over 325 member companies supporting the Z-Wave wireless IoT standard, has announced that home improvement company Lowe’s has joined its membership with the Iris by Lowe’s smart home solution.
Lowe’s is a retail destination for a variety of Z-Wave smart home devices. Iris by Lowe’s is a smart home solution created to monitor and control virtually everything in the home anytime, anywhere from a computer, smart phone or tablet. According to Z-Wave Alliance, Lowe’s was among the first companies to target the mass consumer market with a broad home automation solution and to introduce a truly open platform.
“As the awareness of the smart home concept becomes more prevalent among consumers with big players entering the market, the demand for DIY smart home solutions grows,” said Mitchell Klein, Z-Wave Alliance executive director. “As with construction and home repair, we need retailers like Lowe’s to offer a combination model of do-it-yourself with knowledgeable staff and education to help consumers get started.”
The addition of Iris by Lowe’s to the Z-Wave Alliance comes after a huge growth period for the group. In the first half of 2015, Alliance membership grew 20 percent, adding more than 60 new members.