Clare Controls CLIQ.mini Delivers Faster, Easier Installation in Powerful Package the Size of a Smart Phone
Entry Level Automation Controller Provides Integrators with Perfect Solution for High-Volume Installations
Dallas, TX, October 15, 2015 — Clare Controls is making a splash at CEDIA EXPO 2015 with the introduction of its latest automation controller that provides homeowners with a luxury smart home system at an affordable price point, while giving integrators a cost-effective solution to expand their services. With the CLIQ.mini, which allows homeowners to control lighting, door and garage locks, thermostats, CCTV cameras, and other applications, Clare Controls brings the sophistication and quality of high-end systems to mainstream customers.
The CLIQ.mini leverages the same cloud-based platform as the award-winning family of CLIQ controllers for unparalleled flexibility, scalability, and efficiency. The tiny new controller, similar in profile to a smart phone, also delivers the same unique homeowner-centric, customizable app that enables customers to tailor controls to each family member, add guest controls, and even create schedules and scenes.
“The CLIQ.mini, is a win for both homeowners and integrators, said Clare Controls CEO, Brett Price. Homeowners get an affordable, professionally-installed automation solution which they can scale and personalize with DIY-like ease. Integrators get streamlined installations and satisfied customers whose evolving needs are certain to generate recurring revenue.”
Growth Opportunities For Integrators
An easy-to-install, affordable home automation controller, the CLIQ.mini is designed to help integrators compete effectively in new markets including custom residential developments and multi-dwelling units. Clare Controls also provides the infrastructure to efficiently deploy and maintain those systems to retain profitability.
Unprecedented Installation Simplicity and Connectivity
The CLIQ.mini receives power and connectivity via a single wire, and communicates wirelessly via Z-Wave and Wi-Fi, as well as wired via IP. By utilizing a single wire solution, integrators reduce installation time, lower the chance of commissioning and maintenance errors and reduce time spent on troubleshooting and repairs. Single wire installation also makes this unit ideal for retrofit applications. Since the system is cloud-based, programmers can handle configuration and maintenance remotely, minimizing truck rolls.
“This is the first single control device that allows many major wireless and wired protocols to integrate natively,” added Price. “The consensus among homeowners is that smart homes are about environmental control and safety. The motivation behind the CLIQ.mini was to make it possible to easily connect to those features and allow for expansion into AV and other applications.”
Easily Mounts and Fits Into a Home Design
The CLIQ.mini’s contemporary and compact design and wireless connectivity provides installation flexibility that allows it to be mounted to a standard telephone wall plate, installed in a closet, or in racks and structured wire enclosures. The controller can also be used in freestanding retrofit applications by simply plugging it in and placing it on any flat surface. The price point, compact design, and seamless installation make the CLIQ.mini enticing to builders for new construction opportunities.
Drivers and Modules
Clare Controls is simultaneously releasing support for Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) featuring auto-discover capabilities for Clare cameras, Sonos, and Sony products, requiring no additional equipment or licensing fees. Additionally, the controller is supported by over 1,000 traditional device drivers.
The CLIQ.mini will be available through the Clare Controls dealer channel with a MSRP of just under $1,000.
To learn more about Clare Controls, take a tour of the booth, and get hands-on product demonstrations, visit Clare Controls booth #1512 at CEDIA EXPO 2015 in Dallas, October 15-17. For more information, visit www.clarecontrols.com/cedia-expo-2015.
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About Clare Controls
Clare Controls is an innovative home automation provider built on a commitment to make its product simple to use and maintain. Based in Sarasota, Florida, the manufacturer gives homeowners the most control over their automation experience, delivering popular applications such as audio and video entertainment, security, lighting, climate, video surveillance, door locks, and garage door control. Clare Controls provides turnkey solutions for integrators to install and homeowners to enjoy. The company also maintains a robust builder program with resources and support services for the residential builder channel. To get all the latest news, information and product updates, visit www.clarecontrols.com. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and connect with us on LinkedIn.
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