When it comes to home security, it's smart to constantly stay one step ahead.
On Monday, during the Unveiled event at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016, Lowe's announced an update to its do-it-yourself Iris smart home solution for home security and monitoring, which now alerts users of possible home intrusion, smoke, carbon monoxide and even water leaks via their smartphones.
At CES 2016, Lowe's announced that the newest Iris monitoring system will be available to its customers beginning in the second quarter of this year for $19.99 per month.
Iris is able to pull off its alerts via a combination of its contact sensors, motion sensors, hardware keypads, glass-break sensors, and garage-door controllers.
But the Iris system extends past security, catering to home owners' personal preferences as well. For example, users could tap the system's accompanying smartphone app to remotely turn lights on or off in a specific room.
It even lets you take photos of specific areas of your home to see where a water leak might be happening or a potential break-in is taking place.
The way smart homes are rapidly growing in popularity, it's better to be smart about this. Pun intended.