Garrett-Walker Homes to Install Clare Controls Smart Home System in New Development

For Garrett-Walker Homes, a prominent builder in Arizona, a new home should provide friendly floor plans, value, and quality construction. The builder is accomplishing this by utilizing local craftsman and key manufacturer partners to create high caliber homes. To provide the smart home technology in the Del Rio Ranch community in Avondale, AZ, Garrett-Walker Homes has turned to Clare Controls to install a range of products in 130 homes as part of its standard base package.

Clare Controls Introduces Smart Home Display for Design Centers

To help builders take control of the home technology sales process and create more predictable outcomes, Clare Controls created a home technology kiosk for builders that prompts the design center staff through the lifestyle benefits of smart home technology. The Smart Home Display Center is an interactive demo kiosk that provides an all-in-one sales tool for smart home technology upgrades by focusing on benefit sets instead of individual products. The kiosk eliminates the large investment previously required for smart home product installation, maintenance, and sales training in show homes. The builder kiosk is on display at the Clare Controls booth #C2766 during the NAHB International Builders' Show this week at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Clare Controls CLIQ.mini Automation Control Hub Provides Builders with Perfect Solution to Deliver Residential Smart Home Capability

Homebuyers expect smart home features when deciding on a new dwelling. To meet this demand, Clare Controls is offering an automation control hub that delivers luxury-level smart home control at DIY price points so builders can make smart home technology standard in every new home and offer valuable technology upgrade options. Clare Controls also provides the infrastructure for builders to efficiently sell, deploy, and maintain these systems to retain profitability. All this is part of a complete builder program designed to guarantee success.

Clare Controls Adds Wi-Fi-Enabled Baby Monitor and Mini-Dome IP CCTV Cameras

Expanding its portfolio of budget series video surveillance products, Clare Controls is adding two new IP cameras providing installers with an affordable, easy-to-install solution. The new cameras integrate seamlessly into a ClareHome system and offer HD resolution and motion detection.

Fulton Homes Selects Clare Controls as Smart Home Standard for 500 Homes

Arizona's largest family-owned and operated home builders, Fulton Homes understands that their customers are getting younger and more tech savvy. Millennial customers expect their homes to be smarter without becoming complicated. Fulton spent two and a half years researching companies, demonstrating products, and meeting with smart home manufacturers to find a solution that fits their new millennial customers' lifestyles and doesn't intimidate or alienate customers that aren't as tech savvy. Fulton Homes consequently turned to Clare Controls to install its smart home technology as part of its standard base package for 500 homes in 12 communities throughout Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, and metro Phoenix.

Smart Home Applications Enabled by New XMOS Voice Capture Technology

XMOS microphone array aggregator deployed by voice digital assistant pioneer Rokid.

Why The Amazon Echo Is The iPhone Of The Smart Home

Michael Wolf for Forbes:  If you’re like me, remembering how different using a mobile phone was back in 2006 is getting increasingly difficult. That’s because today we live in a world so completely transformed by the iPhone, it seems as if it’s always been that way. But looking back, things were indeed very different. If you used a smartphone at all back then (something the vast majority of consumers did not), chances are it was a Blackberry. If you tried to use the Internet on your phone, you might remember the “mobile Internet” experience, such as it was, was pretty horrible. Most consumers at the time still used basic feature phones, and industry analysts predicted that smartphone adoption would grow, but not at nearly the eye-popping rate we would soon see in the age of the iPhone. As we now know, the transformative nature of the iPhone quickly changed nearly every assumption we had about mobile phones and, as a result, had a ripple effect that resulted in nearly every company in mobile (and pretty much every industry) changing their own approach to the market. In many ways, I think the the Amazon Echo is an equally transformative product for the smart home. Whether it’s how early Echo owners are interacting with their device or its how Amazon itself is rewriting the rules of competition,  the two products share a number of industry-disrupting similarities.   Cont'd...

Start Your Engines, The Race is On to CES Asia 2016

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Zonoff CEO Named Finalist for 2016 Enterprise Awards

Proven entrepreneur and leader, Mike Harris, one of three finalists for Technology CEO of the Year

Micro Prefab Housing Startup KASITA is Revolutionizing Attainable Urban Living

A rendering demonstrates how individual KASITA modular units plug into its "racking" system.

Ring Raises $61.2 Million Series C from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sir Richard Branson, Expands Product Line With New Ring Video Doorbell Pro

The new security device is the smallest, most advanced video doorbell on the market.

Qolsys Security and Smarthome Platform Approved for Alarm Capital Alliance Dealer Program

Qolsys, provider of best-in-class residential security and smarthome solutions, announced today that its home security and smart home platform has been approved for distribution in the Alarm Capital Alliance (ACA) Dealer Program. This approval allows ACA dealers to offer the most advanced technology to their customers and expands the reach of the Qolsys IQ Panel platform into new residential markets.  "We've been very impressed with the advanced technology and continuous innovations that Qolsys has brought to the home security industry," said Amy Kothari, President and CEO of ACA. "After offering the IQ Panel solution in a few of our 'My Alarm Center' branches for more than a year, we've been able to deliver attractive features while achieving increased RMR and customer satisfaction. We are pleased to roll this out to our dealer network."   Full Press Release:  

The Future Of Water Heating is here - Its time to Smarten up your Water Heating Tank

Pre-Orders are available at our website www.hellosteam.com!

Intel's Kirk Skaugen to Deliver Keynote at CES Asia 2016

Skaugen to discuss how innovation in technology will play an unprecedented role in transforming our daily life experiences

FSR and Connectrac Partner to Sell and Support Wireways Line

FSR+Connectrac Targets AV Market with Floor-based Cabling Solutions

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GreenPeak's GP565 - ZigBee for smart Remote Controls

The GP565 Smart Home RF chip for remote controls supports voice control, motion sensing and the new ZRC 2.0 protocol. The GP565 is optimized for advanced & low cost ZigBee RF4CE remote controls. • 120k or 248k Flash (8k or 16k RAM) memory • 40-pin footprint to support a keyboard scanner interface or other IO interfaces required for remote controls. • Reduced current consumption and improved receiver sensitivity and output power • Patented Antenna Diversity technology enables superior range and WiFi/Bluetooth interference rejection