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Home Alarm Security System Reviews – Helping You Find the Best Home Security Systems in Canada for 2018

Iris Home Security Canada Review

Iris Home Security Canada Review


Iris is a smart home security solution offered by Lowe’s in both Canada and USA. As you may already know, Lowe’s has 70 years of experience in the home improvement industry so you can be assured that they are a company that you can trust. However there are a few pros and cons attached to the Iris which you need to pay attention to before making a purchase.

Iris Pro’s

The fact that Iris works with Google Home, Amazon Echo, and First Alert is good thing for most tech savvy people that are hip to the game. This very cool and the fact that they are quite affordable makes them an attractive choice for some people looking for home security system. I love that Iris gives its users the opportunity to mix and match different equipment at the drop of a dime. This gives you the option to use equipment that you are already accustomed to using in your home.

Iris Cons

Unlike most trust worthy alarm companies in the industry, Iris does not offer monthly monitoring to its customers. This isnt good thing because it defeats the purpose of having a security system installed in your house when something happens. Is always smart to have professional monitoring so in the event that something happens in your home, the police will be automatically notified and hopefully the intruders get caught swiftly.

The Iris system is also very hard to install and their app is known for being one the most difficult ones to operate in the industry.  People also always complain about Iris’s App push notifications not working and how they have delayed email notifications from time to time. This is not a good look on their part in my opinion.

In addition to that, it seems everyone agrees that Iris’s alarm is not very loud…meaning it could go off and you may not even hear it if you are in deep sleep. This is very frightening for people like myself.


While Iris has a few things going for it, I’ve got to say they are not necessarily a smart choice for most people who value alarm monitoring and fast response times. so for that very reason I would not suggest picking Iris for your security needs. There are better options on the market such as Livewatch, Simplisafe, and Frontpoint Security.