Clare Controls Releases Winter Update to Enhance System Security and Control Features

unnamedClare Controls has a “Winter Update” for its system control that focuses on enhanced security features, provides dealers with new system management options and adds 10 new drivers for native integration of more third-party peripherals.

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. It also shows info on Wi-Fi signal strength and LTE status. The ClareOne Panel now offers custom voice annunciations so any zone can be given a custom name. 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. Setting up central station monitoring is easier due to the 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, making setup and maintenance even easier. Adding cameras is simpler, too, with the ability to add cameras using IP addresses in addition to auto-discovery.

The Winter Update also adds support for the new ClareOne High/Low-Temperature Sensor, designed to alert owners when temperature thresholds reach above or below 40 or 100-degree ranges.

Seven new third-party window shades are also now supported. 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), Lutron Caseta and RA2 lighting solutions to enable integration into scenes, schedules and automations.