Maumee, OHIO, (January 09, 2012) - Therma-Tru, the nation’s leading manufacturer and most preferred brand of fiberglass and steel exterior door systems, will integrate with Lowe’s® Iris™ system when it introduces smart home tool, Iris, to the marketplace in 2012. Iris will be an affordable cloud-based home management system that gives consumers the ability to control and interact with their home from anywhere using their smart phone or computer.

Therma-Tru will develop and incorporate a monitoring system in 2012 for homeowners that can be used via Iris in conjunction with “Benchmark by Therma-Tru®” entry doors purchased at Lowe’s stores nationwide. The new system will make it possible for homeowners to be notified on their smart phone or computer whenever a monitored home entry door has been opened. This service will increase security awareness for homeowners, plus provide family-monitored access to the home.

“Imagine the peace-of-mind a working mother will have when she gets notified each day that her home’s door has been opened at the anticipated time as her children return home from school,” says Tina Mealer, senior product manager of retail at Therma-Tru, Corp. “Or, think of the instant ability a homeowner will have to personally contact the police or neighbors if the door monitoring system alerts them of activity when they’re traveling away from home.

“This new application, available exclusively at Lowe’s stores on Benchmark by Therma-Tru products, will allow homeowners to become more attuned to what’s happening in their homes.”

Marking its 50th anniversary in 2012, Therma-Tru specializes in providing aesthetically-pleasing, award-winning door options and entryway solutions from a single supplier. During its impressive history, Therma-Tru pioneered the fiberglass entryway system in 1982 with key features such as increased energy efficiency and eye-catching curb appeal elements. In 2007, Therma-Tru launched the Tru-Defense™ System for entry and patio doors, providing builders and remodelers with advanced engineering to withstand damaging weather and harsh conditions.

About Therma-Tru
Therma-Tru is the nation’s leading manufacturer and most preferred brand of fiberglass and steel exterior door systems. Founded in 1962, Therma-Tru pioneered the fiberglass entry door industry, and today offers a complete portfolio of entry and patio door system solutions, including decorative glass doorlites, sidelites and transoms, and door components. The company also offers low-maintenance Fypon urethane and PVC products. Headquartered in Maumee, Ohio, Therma-Tru is part of leading consumer brands company Fortune Brands Inc. (NYSE: FO). For more information, visit, or call (800) 537-8827.

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