DJK Custom Homes Provides Home Automation Lifestyle Packages for Chicago Communities

Energy efficient home builder offers automated lifestyle packages to enhance sustainability efforts

Sarasota, Florida, UNITED STATES

SARASOTA, Fla., Nov. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DJK Custom Homes, an Illinois based custom homebuilder noted for its commitment to high performance products and processes, announced today that every new home it builds will include Clare Controls home automation as an optional amenity. The automation packages will assist Dan Kittilsen, President of DJK Homes, in his ongoing mission to build healthy, energy efficient homes for clients in the surrounding communities of Chicago, IL.

The packages will be provided in partnership with Clare Controls, a manufacturer of high-performance automation solutions that offer scalable lifestyle applications ranging from lighting and climate controls to video surveillance and multi-room audio; and Cinemation, a provider of customizable home technology products and services.

Every custom DJK home will have the option to include Clare's CLIQ controller, the "brain" of the system, to support easily scalable automation services. DJK Homes is providing home buyers the option for an energy saving automation package to include lighting control, adjustable thermostats, and adjustable window treatments. Based on their individual needs and preferences, homebuyers can choose to add additional lifestyle applications to their automated homes. These include video surveillance and multi room audio/video. With a single app on their iPads, iPhones, and Android phones, users can control all of their lifestyle applications for convenience and comfort, safety and security, and home entertainment, whether they are home or away.

"We are constantly in search of new technologies and techniques that will improve the efficiency of our product," stated DJK Homes President Dan Kittilsen. "The decision to incorporate the Clare Controls automation system as an optional amenity in our new homes was an easy one. It gives our homebuyers unprecedented control over their own energy consumption, while helping to reinforce the value of the DJK Custom Homes brand as a forward-thinking provider of sustainable homes."

For Cinemation, President Erik Rodewald said, "Clare's cloud-based system management gives us the unique ability to provide efficient service to homeowners remotely, without necessarily requiring a Cinemation team member on site to configure or maintain the system. We are also impressed with the way the system is personalized, and we are eager to work with DJK homeowners as they add and grow applications as their needs evolve."

Brian Dietsch, Clare's VP of Business Development, agreed. "We're all about bringing added value to the ownership of a DJK home. Homeowners' ability to personalize the Clare automation experience to fit their individual preferences really highlights that value, as does the easy-to-use interface and the energy management capabilities the system supports. These benefits – and more – make significant contributions to owners' overall long-term enjoyment of their DJK homes."

About DJK Custom Homes

DJK Homes strives to build homes that are welcoming and comfortable, yet cost effective and environmentally friendly. We reach this goal by incorporating high performance building practices and energy efficient products in each and every home we build. This helps us provide homes that are healthy to live in and have a lower ownership cost, added confidence, and outperform all energy codes. See more about DJK Custom Homes at:

About Clare Controls

Clare Controls is the provider of the ClareHome Builder's Program, an integrated hardware, software, and business solution that gives homebuilders a comprehensive response to today's exploding demand for mainstream home automation systems. Featuring on-site service by certified Clare partners with national manufacturer's support, the Program delivers full-featured home automation in a predictable and repeatable business model. For more information, visit

About Cinemation

At Cinemation, we custom craft comprehensive "Cinematic Experiences" that extend beyond our elite home theater systems into every aspect of your life. Home Automation solutions you control from the palm of your hand, lighting design that guarantees the mood is always perfect, and the ability to have any room play the perfect soundtrack for every occasion. For more information on our products and services, please visit