The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of organizations creating open, global standards that define the Internet of Things for use in consumer, commercial and industrial applications, today announced that home improvement company Lowe’s is the newest Participant member of the ZigBee Alliance. Launched in July 2012, Iris by Lowe’s is a smart home solution created to monitor and control virtually everything in the home anytime, anywhere — from a computer, smart phone or tablet. from Home Automation News