Until recently, home automation existed almost exclusively at the market’s extremes. There were custom systems for the very wealthy at one end, and DIY parts kits for the technologically gifted at the other. And little – if anything – in between.
Today, Clare Controls is delighting the tech-hungry mainstream market with its ClareHome product. There’s a good chance you can have it built into your new home via the ClareHome Builder Program, which creates three-way partnerships between Clare, leading homebuilders, and technology integrators. You get a fantastic product at a great price, installed and maintained by an expert local firm with the manufacturer’s support.
The ClareHome solution runs on a powerful CLIQ controller – the “brain” of the system – located in your home. It supports all of the lifestyle applications found in typical luxury systems, including lighting, video surveillance, climate control, home access, and more. ClareHome also supports applications that lesser systems cannot, including the immensely popular multi-zone audio application, for controllable music in multiple rooms, using both local (i.e., iTunes library) and streaming (i.e., Pandora) sources.
Generally, you start with a base configuration built into your new home and personalize the system by selecting application packages for comfort and convenience, security, and entertainment. The system is designed for easy growth as your needs evolve.
You control the system effortlessly with the free Clare Controls App, an easy-to-learn dashboard that runs on iPhones, iPads, and Android phones. It puts you in complete, secure control of the system from home or away. One-touch routines allow you to launch convenient strings of commands. For instance, one tap of an “Away” icon as you leave home locks the doors, arms the security system, turns off all enabled lighting, and adjusts the thermostat to an energy-saving daytime level.
In luxury homes, systems with these capabilities occupy racks of gear in an equipment room with specialized cooling and electrical service. In contrast, the ClareHome automation system is contained in a standard wall enclosure, with no change to your builder’s floor plan, no extra cooling or wiring, and no loss of valuable closet space.
Clare Controls is bringing full-featured automation to the mainstream market. ClareHome is a flexible and personal solution designed to provide all the benefits of luxury-level automation at a price homebuyers will find absolutely irresistible.