Lowe’s rolls out Iris water control

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Lowe’s has announced the latest addition to its Iris smart home system with the introduction of a water shut off valve that can be controlled over the Internet to protect homes from flooding and potentially costly repairs. The Smart Valve is billed as the first of its kind to link to water leak detectors and temperature sensors to automatically shut off the water supply if there is a leak detected or the temperature is too low, which may cause a pipe to freeze when homeowners are away.