Feeling Safe With Iris By Lowe’s

Feeling Safe With Iris By Lowe’s

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Back in December, I shared in this post that I’d had a personal, emotional, and crazy weekend and would share it with you at a later date. When Iris by Lowe’s reached out to me about their new security system, I jumped at the chance to participate because I had a story to tell and really wanted to share my experience.

But before sharing this, let me give you a little background. I’m sure you know I have a home in both Atlanta and Memphis. Before recently moving into a new home in Memphis, my brother and nephew lived there. I loved this arrangement because when I wasn’t there, I knew someone was. And when I was there, I felt comfortable not being alone at night. This home had living quarters behind the house. My brother lived here while my teen nephew stayed in the main house.

On December 3, 2016 around 4 am, I was awakened at gunpoint. It was the scariest moment of my life. I thought I was going to die on this day. I truly thought my kids would be motherless (so thankful they were at their father’s). Unfortunately, I now have a full understanding of what it means when people say that their life flashed before their eyes. Even though the robber said he would kill if we (my nephew and I) didn’t cooperate, he also said he wasn’t a killer. Blessed, we survived.

I promised myself once I moved, I would get a home security system. I also promised I would not take for granted again that just because we live in a great neighborhood, we’re completely safe. When I’m home alone overnight, that night ALWAYS and constantly replays in my mind…which makes it hard for me to get to sleep. But now thanks to Iris by Lowe’s, I am sleeping so much better. Although I will never forget this horrific experience, with the Iris by Lowe’s security system, I am able to rest my mind more and fall asleep much quicker than I had before.

Iris is Lowe’s is a DIY affordable, customizable, and simple smart home + security system that connects to compatible smart devices in your home via their app (Apple and Google Play). Talk about easy set-up! My daughter practically set this up for me. Just purchase the starter pack and hub, download the app, and connect your devices. It’s that easy! And managing your home security is super easy as well thanks to the simple and trouble-free app. Customer service and support is exceptional which, of course, you come to expect from Lowe’s. What I especially love about this system is you can build your smart home at your own pace. Iris works with over 100+ smart devices including sensors, switches, plugs, keypads, thermostats, locks, bulbs, alarms, detectors, garage door openers, and just so much more!Iris By Lowe'sAnd don’t worry about being locked into a long-term contract! Iris delivers all the benefits of professional security monitoring, with a home system…all contract-free! And the cost? All of this for only $14.95 per month, the absolute best value among smart home security system.

On top of this, Iris by Lowe’s is offering KUWC readers 10% off the Iris starter packs and smart hubs using the code MYIRISSECURITY (all caps). This offer is valid May 30 – June 29, 2017.Iris By Lowe'sSo, if you’ve experienced a home break-in, recently moved into a new home, looking for ways to prevent mishaps around your home, updating your home security system, or even parents of stay-at-home school-aged kids, be sure to consider Iris by Lowe’s. Keep your home safe and secure with Iris by Lowe’s, an affordable DIY smart home security system with professional monitoring and remote access that will put you at ease during the day and help you sleep well at night…a total peace of mind.Iris by Lowe's

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Although this post is sponsored by Iris by Lowe’s, all opinions are my own.


  1. May 31, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    Amazing story and so glad you and your family are ok. I’m a huge proponent of home security services ? Thanks for sharing!

    • kuwc2016
      June 4, 2017 / 10:40 am

      Thank you so much Veronica. After my experience, not having home security is DEF a bit no-no!

  2. May 31, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    Amazing pictures. I love your floral top.

  3. Keri Elaine
    May 31, 2017 / 9:53 pm

    That is absolutely awful. I am so glad you and your nephew are safe! Thank God you now have peace of mind.

    Keri Elaine

    • kuwc2016
      June 4, 2017 / 10:41 am

      Thank you so much Keri. It was definitely a traumatic experience for us.

  4. June 1, 2017 / 12:12 am

    You’re right, it doesn’t matter if you’re in a safe neighborhood…anything can and does still happen anywhere. Thanks for sharing.

    • kuwc2016
      June 4, 2017 / 10:42 am

      Anything can happen to anyone anywhere. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  5. June 1, 2017 / 4:03 am

    I’m so sorry you had to experience something like that Candy. I leaves such a horrible mark on our souls. Glad you found something that makes things a little easier to bear. It sounds like a great kit.

    • kuwc2016
      June 4, 2017 / 10:44 am

      It’s definitely something I wouldn’t even wish on my worst enemy (not that I have any). It was pretty horrible! Thank you!

  6. Joanna
    June 2, 2017 / 8:59 am

    I’m so sorry to read about the experience you have been through, it must have been so awful. I never thought about my house being robbed, i should invest in a security system.

    • kuwc2016
      June 4, 2017 / 10:45 am

      I NEVER thought anything like that could happen to ME. I just thought stuff like this happened to other people. Boy was I wrong! Thank you for reading!

  7. June 2, 2017 / 2:14 pm

    Oh, so glad to hear that you and your family are doing okay, stay safe.

    • kuwc2016
      June 4, 2017 / 10:51 am

      Thank you so much!

  8. June 2, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    There’s no better feeling than security in your own home. I experienced a home robbery in college and ever since I have always taken extra precaution to ensure everyone is safe and sound ?

    • kuwc2016
      June 4, 2017 / 10:46 am

      I’m so sorry this happened to you Gennifer. An experience like this definitely wakes you up! Thanks for reading!

  9. June 2, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    Feeling safe in your home is so important. I like that Lowe’s is offering options for this type of proble,

    • kuwc2016
      June 4, 2017 / 10:48 am

      I totally agree. Your home is supposed to be your safe-haven! And yes, the Iris by Lowe’s smart home security system is really pretty awesome!

  10. Rahul Khurana
    June 3, 2017 / 4:52 am

    That moment of a break in at your house must have been so scary. Security devices are really important these days for the safety of our homes. this looks a good one being connected with your phone. ?

    • kuwc2016
      June 4, 2017 / 10:49 am

      Yes, that’s whats so great about it: It’s right there at your fingertips. And it’s awesome that it’s so much more than a home security system.

  11. June 5, 2017 / 1:39 pm

    Glad to know your safe. Home security is more compelling these days. One might think it’s not required but it’s only after a bad experience that we realize it’s important.

  12. Yeu Doi
    June 18, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    Wow, great that you were able to turn a horrific experience into something positive. Glad the system works for you. Will look into it for our house too. Thank you.

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