Clare Controls Providing Automation for Lexar Homes

Popular lifestyle applications enabled through ClareHome Builder Program Partnership.

Sarasota, Florida, UNITED STATES

SARASOTA, Fla., Aug. 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Clare Controls and Lexar Homes are partnering to include smart automation packages as standard amenities in homes offered by the company's network of franchised builders in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and North Dakota.

Lexar's 14 franchisees build "on-your-site" custom homes, each designed to meet a wide variety of homeowners' size, style, amenities, and maintenance requirements, while being cost-effective. Their renowned focus on Building Science allows Lexar to deliver homes that provide healthy, comfortable, and sustainable environments for their customers' families, creating energy efficiency and savings by exceeding minimum state code requirements.

The automation solutions for Lexar Homes are being delivered via a partnership with Clare Controls, a manufacturer of high-performance automation solutions that offer scalable lifestyle automation solutions. The automation package built into in every smart Lexar home will feature Clare's CLIQ controller, the "brain" of the system, which will provide access and control over applications including several critical areas of lighting and a video surveillance camera at the front door. Homeowners can easily personalize their systems, selecting packages to enhance the safety, security, comfort, and convenience of their Lexar homes. Users control their homes via Clare's personalized interface on their iPads, iPhones, and Android phones, securely from home or away. They can also create, modify, and schedule personalized multi-application Scenes from within the app, without technical expertise or outside assistance.

Lexar principals Bob Hollis and James Moen discussed their company's aggressive position on the integration of automation into their homes. "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 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."

"Home automation is clearly the future of our industry," Moen agreed. "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."

Brian Dietsch, Clare's VP of Business Development added, "ClareHome automation will provide a significant value-add to Lexar's Building Science commitment. Our combination of a comprehensive Builder business plan and proven technology allows their geographically dispersed franchisees to provide smart home automation across the broadest range of floor plans," he said. "We are proud to have earned Lexar's confidence."

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 Lexar Homes

At Lexar Homes we've been helping families realize their home dreams for many years. Building homes is our passion. We believe every family should experience the security and fulfillment of home ownership. At Lexar we strive to build you a home that is perfect for you in every aspect, including size, cost and maintenance. No matter where your land may be — a rural setting or neighborhood lot — when building, your first call should be to Lexar Homes. We have the experience, reputation and most importantly, an excellent satisfaction rate. Our customers refer us over and over again. We are proud of our integrity, excellent service and environmentally sound practices. See for yourself. We encourage you to walk through one of our many model homes or explore our website to realize all that Lexar Homes has to offer. Choose right, live right, with Lexar Homes.