A software update to SnapAV’s Clare Controls ClareOne wireless security and smart home automation systems adds new drivers for select smart garage doors and climate control solutions within a Control4 system. The v1.2.3/9.1.2 update also provides SnapAV partners with a bridge between security and control to simplify system expansions and retrofits.
Clare Controls also has added new wired and wireless security solutions and updated the ClareHome iOS and Android user apps with improvements to the music and thermostat applets.
“The new security functions within Control4 systems, combined with FusionPro enhancements that enable remote access to ClareOne history events and remote editing of schedules and smart home actions, adds significant value for existing ClareOne users, new buyers, and installation partners,” said Clint Choate, SnapAV senior director, security market.
Clare Control Integrates Garage Doors and Thermostats
Available on all existing ClareOne systems and advertised through a pop-up on ClareOne panels, the software update delivers immediate compatibility with Genie Aladdin Connect and Overhead Door – OHD Anywhere garage door controllers. It also allows integration with thermostats, including Ecobee’s 5, 4, and 3 models and Honeywell’s VisionPro, FocusPro, Wi-Fi Color, and RedLINK Hub models.
Garage door openers from Overhead Door and Genie are “position-aware” and provide both audible and visual warnings prior to remotely activating garage door movement.
The new driver allows ClareHome users to control their garage door from the ClareHome mobile application.
Users can control and determine door status based on ClareHome smart icons on the favorites page, and can create scenes, schedules and automations within the app.
Clare Control Support for OvrC
The Fusion Pro Enhancements provide partners with greater system control through backend programming. Partner-focused updates include configuration support for OvrC, enhanced service event history for security events, the ability to remotely add and configure smart home actions and climate events for clients, and access to create, add, and activate sub-branches within a partner’s Fusion Pro account.
New Control4 Integration with ClareOne Panels
New integration capabilities make it easier to incorporate Clare Controls ClareOne panels and systems into a Control4 system, including 2-way security controls and metadata feedback for panel states. According to company, integration can be completed in as little as four to five minutes thanks to auto-populated security zones, simple connections, and the elimination of the need for additional serial components.
Through the new Control4 driver, support is now offered for Instant Stay, Auto Bypassing, Secure Arming, and auto-import of real-time status. The new Control4 T4 touchscreens are now compatible as well.
These updates simplify controlling alarm systems, including disabling zones or monitoring sensors, as well as some core smart home functions such as occupancy and lighting automation with scene control based on whether a user is home or away.
New Clare Controls Hardware
In coordination with the software update, Clare Controls also launched two new hardware products: a Hardwired Input Module that allows hardwired zone additions and takeover of existing hardwired devices and a Wireless Recessed Door/Window Sensor that provides a flush-mount intrusion sensor solution.
For a full description of all new driver functions, feature updates and bug fixes, see Clare Controls’ blog post here, which includes links to detailed release notes, list of compatible SKUs and user guides for each software update discussed here.