Iris Pro Monitoring Starter Kit Review, Diy Smart Home System

I have had this system for just a year and the contact sensor kept disconnecting from the hub at least 4 times. I trouble shoot it with the company and now it just does not work at all. Customer service was more than happy to tell me i should just buy another contact sensor because 3 months had passed. I would rather look at better system because this one has been nothing but trouble.

No matter what specific subsection of home automation interests you, Iris will have you covered, and this is especially nice if you’re a smart-home multitasker with a variety of uses in mind for your system. I also appreciated some of Iris’ unique features, things like “Care,” which is a mode within Iris designed specifically for caregivers and family members of the elderly. The Iris Home Management System is compatible with a larger variety of sensors than most of the competition, making it an intriguing option for smart home multitaskers. Originally hailing from Troy, Ohio, Ry Crist is a text-based adventure connoisseur, a lover of terrible movies and an enthusiastic yet mediocre cook. A CNET editor since 2013, Ry’s beats include smart home tech, lighting, appliances, and home networking.

Also the customer service phone number printed on the insert of the smart hub installation sheet is a disconnected number. I think ADT has an advantage because they can monitor smoke and fire, where the Iris can not. I also like the fact if I am home and someone breaks in, with ADT I know the police will be called and heading my way, where with the Iris, that’s not the case. For me that is okay because I have self protection at home and if someone breaks in, they won’t need the police, they will need an ambulance.

If you start with this kit, you’ll probably want to pick up a few more contact sensors right away for $20 each. Alternately, you can purchase the $99.99 Iris Security Pack; it doesn’t come with a smart button or a smart plug but it does offer a wireless keypad, two contact sensors, and a motion sensor. Smart home devices apparently don’t have the lasting attraction of hammers and nails. On Sunday, March 31, Lowe’s announced that its Iris-branded smart home devices were becoming defunct and the company pulled the plug on the platform.

While basic operation of the system requires no monthly fee, a Premium service costs $10 a month . Iris has also updated its app with this new product, making it, in our opinion, much easier to control and monitor your devices. You can monitor the status of your home and the devices through the dashboard, for example tapping into the temperature inside how does de-icing roads with salt negatively impact the environment? your house if you have a smart thermostat. Motion detection events are also listed in the app, and you can arm, disarm and even change the chime sound on your Iris Hub. The iris by Lowes Pro Monitoring Starter Kit is a DIY smart home monitoring and control system. You can get 24/7 emergency dispatch services and free alerts through its app.

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