SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Hubitat, Inc. announced today they have added support for Iris by Lowe’s Version 1 Zigbee Devices.  Lowe’s announced recently that they would be closing the Iris platform on March 31, 2019.  After this date, their closed cloud platform would no longer work, and that Version 1 devices could not be used with other platforms.  Early Iris customers bought devices (contact sensors, motion sensors, plug-in outlets, key fobs and more) that were unable to be used on other systems… until now.  One Hubitat engineer figured out how they communicated with the Iris cloud based system.  Mike Maxwell, Principle Engineer, realized that the flexibility of Hubitat Elevation allows local control and communication with these devices directly.  After two weeks of work, Mike had a working prototype and showed his proof of concept in a YouTube video.  Parallel to Mike’s efforts, Hubitat received hundreds of inquiries asking if their Iris Version 1 devices would work with Hubitat Elevation.  Despite the closed cloud based system, Mike and the rest of the Hubitat team were able to take his proof of concept and integrate it into the...