Posted: Jan. 10, 2012, 7:20 p.m. EST
Petsafe of Knoxville, Tenn., unveiled today plans to develop a line of pet-related smart home products for Mooresville, N.C.-based Lowe’s new Internet-based home management system Iris.
Lowe’s expects Iris, which will give home owners the ability to remotely control and interact with their home using a smart phone or computer, will be available in Lowe’s 1,725 home improvement stores and on Lowes.com in mid-2012.
The new service will allow users to control thermostats, locks, lighting, and appliances and monitor their homes with video cameras and door, motion, and fire sensors.
“We are looking forward to working with Lowe’s, supporting this exciting new technology, and providing pet owners with even more solutions right at their fingertips” said Jason Hart, Petsafe director of marketing.
Petsafe’s product lines include pet fencing and containment systems, food and water dispensers, pet doors, self-cleaning litter boxes and training tools.
“Because of Lowe’s partnerships with manufacturers, utilities and service providers, Lowe’s has the ability to offer a simple, intuitive home management solution at a great value,” said Greg Bridgeford, Lowe’s executive vice president of business development. “Lowe’s, through Iris, is working to connect the broadest range of products in the industry and deliver the benefits of a smart home solution that were previously only available to the most affluent consumers.”
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