Clare Controls Winter Update Adds New System Management Options

The latest ClareOne platform update adds 10 new drivers for native integration of more third-party peripherals than previously available.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Clare Controls, maker of the ClareOne wireless security and home automation system distributed exclusively by Snap One, recently announced its winter update that is said to provide dealers with new system management options and adds 10 new drivers for native integration of more third-party peripherals than previously available.

The update provides users with greater system control and enhances security features, according to the announcement.

“Our goal is to consistently increase the value of ClareOne for our partners and homeowners with new features and support for third-party device integrations,” says Clint Choate, Snap One’s security market director. “Clare accomplishes this by providing consistent over-the-air updates, improvements, and new integrations to the Clare App, the ClareOne system, and Fusion Pro software.”

Among new feature sets:

For end users, a redesigned pull-down menu in the ClareOne Panel now provides instant access to control volume, screen brightness and global voice and chime settings, plus info on WiFi signal strength and LTE status. Additionally, the ClareOne Panel now offers custom voice annunciations so any zone can be given a custom name, and the system will automatically update the proper audio file for that zone.

Users also gain more accessibility through new language support for Canadian French and Spanish, along with more powerful user access to control voice settings, chime settings, sound tests and custom voice files. An improved Emergency page provides detailed information on what will happen when an emergency button is pressed, based on the panel configuration.

The new update allows administrators and dealers to change primary users in FusionPro, enabling the setup of new primary and secondary users, emergency contacts and updates to monitoring services, if applicable. Setting up central station monitoring is said to be easier than ever with a new ability to export a PDF summary of customer account information. Several compatible third-party integrations now offer the ability to turn auto-discovery on and off, further streamlining setup and maintenance. Cameras can also be added by using IP addresses in addition to auto-discovery.

The winter update adds support for the new ClareOne High/Low Temperature Sensor, which is designed to alert owners when temperature thresholds reach above or below 40° or 100° ranges.

Seven new third-party window shades are now supported, allowing users to control the open and close status, vane tilt and back panels through ClareOne. Brands include Hunter Douglas, Rollease Acmeda, Rowley Company, Shade Store, Budget Blinds, Timber Blinds and Lutron Shades. The on-screen graphics now reflect the time of day, and users can program shade actions into their own custom scenes, schedules and automations.

The system now supports Z-wave door locks from Haven Connect, offering remote control for building access and integration into scenes, schedules and automations. The company also integrated new third-party lighting drivers, allowing integrators to add Philips Hue (currently white lights only) and Lutron Caseta and RA2 lighting solutions to enable integration into scenes, schedules and automations.

For a full description of all new software functions is available here.

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