REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Icontrol Networks, the company behind the most widely used connected home platform in the industry, today announced its partnership with leading home improvement retailer Lowe's to offer more choices for customers who want to make their homes and lives smarter. Starting in early 2015, many Lowe's Iris smart home devices will be certified through Icontrol's OpenHome™ Developer Program, allowing these devices to work seamlessly with Icontrol-powered solutions.
Lowe's will also help customers determine product capability by featuring the OpenHome brand mark both online and in stores. An in-aisle electronic display will help customers sort products by OpenHome device compatibility and the service providers they use. Consumers can also use the co-branded OpenHome website to do research from the comfort of their own homes.
"Lowe's is committed to providing customers with truly open smart home platforms," said Jay Rebello, vice president of new business development and corporate innovation for Lowe's. "Icontrol helps expand the number of easy-to-install, compatible products available to consumers, allowing users to easily find smart home solutions that fit their lifestyles and make their lives easier."
Launched in 2013, the OpenHome Developer Program is the first open ecosystem built to encourage compatibility among devices. More than 100 devices and applications are already certified including Nest, Philips Hue, LG Smart Bulbs, the Logitech Harmony Remote and many others.
"Whether people are shopping online or in-stores, they can be assured that OpenHome products offer easy set-up and the compatibility needed to build customized smart homes," said Bob Hagerty, CEO of Icontrol Networks. "By offering consumers access to these items through the convenience and ease of Lowe's stores nationwide, together we're making the vision of the smart home a reality."
Icontrol currently manages more than 26 million sensors and devices as the software behind leading service provider and security company smart home offerings. For more information, please visit www.icontrol.com.
About Icontrol Networks
Icontrol Networks' vision is to provide a connected home solution for every household, so people worldwide spend less time managing their lives and more time living them. Icontrol is making the connected home a reality through its software platforms, which are deployed by home security companies and service providers, and the all-in-one Piper home security, video monitoring and automation device for consumers. Icontrol is further pioneering the next generation of connected living through its OpenHome™ Developer Program, the first community for application and device makers to partner on a common platform. Venture investors in Icontrol include Charles River Ventures, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers iFund, and Intel Capital, with strategic investments from a variety of service providers including ADT, Comcast Ventures, Comporium and Rogers Communications. For more information about Icontrol Networks and Piper visit icontrol.com and getpiper.com.
Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 100 home improvement company serving approximately 15 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2013 sales of $53.4 billion, Lowe's has more than 1,835 home improvement and hardware stores and 260,000 employees. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe's supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For more information, visit Lowes.com.
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