Clare Automation Featured in California Home Builders' Sylmar Community

High-value ClareHome automation solution a key contribution to builder's "premium by default" philosophy.

SARASOTA, Fla., May 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Clare Controls is partnering with California Home Builders (CHB) to provide robust automation packages as standard amenities in the Los Angeles-based builder's homes, starting with its El Dorado Collection in Sylmar, CA. CHB, now in its third decade, specializes in the development and construction of superior quality, energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and moderately priced homes for working and middle-income families in the San Fernando Valley.

The automation solutions for California Home Builders are being delivered via a three-way partnership with Clare Controls, a manufacturer of high-performance automation solutions noted for offering scalable lifestyle automation solutions; and an authorized Clare technology integrator in the Los Angeles area.

Notably well-appointed, the automation package built into in every El Dorado home will feature Clare's CLIQ controller, the "brain" of the system, which will provide access and control over several included areas of lighting, the thermostat, the front door lock, the garage door opener, and a surveillance camera. Homeowners can easily personalize their systems, selecting packages to enhance the safety and security, comfort and convenience, and entertainment capabilities of their homes. Of particular value is the system's ability to support smart energy management practices by unifying applications such as climate control and lighting under system command. Users control their homes via Clare's personalized interface on their iPads, iPhones, and Android phones, securely from home or away.

"We work hard to stay ahead of the curve; to lead the industry in providing technology features that others still offer as options, or not at all," stated Shawn Evenhaim, CEO of California Home Builders. "Like solar power, an immediately beneficial home automation system may not be something that today's buyers expect in their first homes, but it's perfectly in line with their lifestyles. Accordingly, ClareHome is a great fit. It's easy to use, simple to personalize, and it runs on the iPads and smart phones that are fundamental to many of our customers' lives."

"We are excited to be working with an organization as technologically forward-thinking as California Home Builders," added Brett Price, President of Clare Controls. "Their adoption of ClareHome validates the power of our affordable, luxury-level automation solution, and we're confident that it will add value to the CHB brand and the homes they build, starting with the El Dorado Collection."

About Clare Controls

By making home technology simple, Clare provides clear and exclusive benefits to integrators, builders, and homeowners. Our product line features home automation solutions that are simple to install, maintain, and use; and that give homeowners the greatest level of control over their own automation experiences. Users of Clare automation systems control applications that enhance security, comfort, and fun - from home or away - with an easy-to-learn app that runs on favorite smart phones and tablets. Additionally, we offer several families of point-solution components for forward-thinking integrators regardless of automation affiliation. For more information, visit

About California Home Builders

California Home Builders was founded in 1994 with a pretty basic idea in mind: we wanted to change lives through high-quality home ownership.  We embrace cutting edge technologies, implement nation-wide best practices, and streamline processes to build exquisite homes, communities, and multifamily projects. Our "Legacy of Excellence" is embodied by our satisfied customers – by each life our homes and communities helped transform.  It's a legacy that guides our future, and defines our distinguished past.