Positive news on the builder front, as Clare Controls and Lexar Homes have announced a partnership. They will include smart automation packages as standard amenities in homes offered by Lexar’s network of franchised builders in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and North Dakota. Lexar’s 14 franchisees build “on-your-site” custom homes.
"Installation of Clare-programmed systems will be performed by each of the Lexar franchisees' own integrators," a Clare spokesperson told Technology Integrator.
The automation package built into in every "smart" Lexar home will feature Clare’s CLIQ controller, which will provide access and control "over applications including several critical areas of lighting and a video surveillance camera at the front door." The pair said homeowners will be able to select packages "to enhance the safety, security, comfort, and convenience of their Lexar homes." The user interface will be via iOS and Android devices. Using the myClareHome service, the companies said homeowners can "create, modify, and schedule personalized multi-application Scenes from within the app, without technical expertise or outside assistance."
“Lexar is heavily into the Building Science aspects of our business, and we make a very concerted effort to lead the Northwest in this category,” said Lexar Principal Bob Hollis. “We look for the companies with the best reputations in their respective fields, and work with them to provide their products to our homeowners.”
Added Lexar Principal James Moen, “Home automation is clearly the future of our industry. We have been actively monitoring the market to identify a provider that could offer the performance and support Lexar expects, at a price our customers can afford. Clare Controls impressed us as the company that will accomplish this goal, helping us maintain the leadership role we have earned in our industry.”