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When you travel as much as I do, you don’t really need to explain why something like Iris by Lowe’s is as important as it is. Some trips my fiancée, Sarah, stays behind. The peace of mind that comes with that huge bit of backup from their security helps both of us to sleep better at night. And for the occasions where she gets to come with me, this is when we’re pretty happy for things like their Iris Security Pack. Of course you can leave a key with a friend when you head out of town, but this is really only helpful in the same way if they happen to get really lucky on timing.


When looking into different options for home security and smart products, there were a few factors that made Iris really stand out. The first one is definitely affordability. Not only is everything from their security subscription to the products themselves incredibly wallet friendly, when it comes to getting everything you want connected you can do so at your own pace. So if you don’t happen to have hundreds of dollars lying around to get every single thing you want right now, you don’t have to wait to get the components that are most important to you.

Easy to Use

The second feature about Iris that put them at the top of my list is just how easy everything is to set up and use. The townhouse Sarah and I live in is a rental, so for things like this, that’s always a determining factor in our consideration. With the Security Pack, the most involved part of the installation is screwing in the keypad—no wiring necessary. The same goes for their other products as well. Even if you’re not someone that has a security deposit to worry about, the amount of time and money you’ll be saving is nothing to scoff at.

Iris by Lowe's Home Security Key Pad

Great Quality

In addition to the Iris Security Pack, we got ourselves the amazing Halo Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector to start out with.

Halo+ Smart Smoke Alarm from Iris by Lowe's

Honestly, what initially caught my eye/instantly made up my mind to purchase it is the ridiculously long battery life. I don’t know what it is about the smoke detectors in our apartment, but they eat batteries. We’ve only been living here for a couple of years and I couldn’t tell you how many times we’ve had to switch them out. And it’s always in the middle of the night. And we’re never prepared (because that would make too much sense). Halo has a battery life of 10 years…so, yeah. Not a hard decision there.

As I said, by the time I started looking at the other features this gadget had I was already locked in. Despite this being true, the battery life is not what sells it. I have to tell you, up until now I’ve only ever had the most basic of the basic in the way of smoke alarms. I knew they’d been getting fancier but good lord. It has six different sensors to detect carbon monoxide, fast and slow fires, and reduce false alarms. You can also operate and monitor your home remotely through the Halo app. It can pair with other smart home products like Google Home and Amazon Echo as well. And those are just the tip of the iceberg. The point I’m trying to make is that with Iris and compatible products, you’re definitely going to be happy with your decision for several different, and important, reasons.

This post is sponsored by Lowe’s. All opinions are my own.