The internet is full of smart home products and services that people are buying in droves.
From thermostats to garage door locks, there’s always a need for something to keep their house cool.
But what’s often missing is the kind of service that people actually use.
These smart home services are often based on outdated technology, making them easy to abuse and, in some cases, impossible to keep up with.
That’s where Lowe’s Smart Home Service comes in.
The company is building a smart hub for homeowners and renters in the Houston area.
That hub will give them access to more than 400 products that they can use to monitor and manage their homes.
But it’s the smart home devices that will be the real deal, says Lowe’s chief marketing officer, Adam Fink.
The hub will have a central point of access for smart home apps and devices like Hue lights, Philips Hue smart bulbs, Nest thermostat, Philips Smoke alarms, Nest Nest security systems, Hue smart locks, and more.
It will also include an on-demand, live streaming service that allows homeowners to tune in and view their homes remotely, as well as an integrated video service.
Lowe’s is building the hub so that people can access its services through its website, which is currently live.
Lowe will also stream its services live to millions of homes across the country, starting with its Houston hub.
The new hub will provide Lowe’s customers with more options for monitoring their homes than ever before.
And it’s not the first time Lowe’s has built an integrated service that integrates with the internet of things.
Lowe has an IoT hub for the home that connects to various home security and security devices.
But the hub is not connected to the internet.
It’s the first hub built specifically for home monitoring and control, Fink says.
Home owners will be able to use the hub for all of the things it offers, including controlling smart home security systems.
They can use Hue lights and other home security devices to remotely monitor the home and its contents, or they can plug into the hub to stream their homes live.
Fink and Lowe’s also plan to offer additional services like an on demand streaming service, an integrated online shopping platform, and an on premise security service.
Homeowners can access these services by downloading Lowe’s smart home app and selecting the Hub as a service option.
The Hub will also provide access to other Lowe’s IoT products, like Hue switches, Hue lights that are linked to Hue lights from outside of the home, Hue security systems that can remotely detect and control other devices in the home such as thermostators, and Nest thermosets.
The connected hub is the most advanced home monitoring platform Lowe’s sells, Fick says.
It’ll be a huge step in the right direction for the company.
“It’s just another step in our evolution,” Fink said.
“We’ve been building the Hub for years, but now it’s really starting to take off.”
Homeowners will be notified when new services are available to them, and they can choose to add these services to their accounts or log out of the Hub to disable them.
Finks expects to be able install the Hub on any Lowe’s home in the next two months.
Lowe says it’s looking forward to seeing how this new hub responds to the demands of its customers.
Lowe is already looking to the future.
The Lowe’s Home Hub will help homeowners and their neighbors better manage their own homes, which in turn will allow the company to better target its marketing and customer service efforts, Fitch says.
“If the Hub succeeds in making its mark on the industry, we’ll continue to invest in smart home solutions to better support our customers,” Fitch said.