What's New with Home Automation Systems

At last month's Builder's Show, which we were very fortunate to attend, the thing that really caught our eye were some new options for home automation systems. This is clearly becoming a very important space, and it's exciting to see these advances that will likely be run-of-the-mill in a few years.

Two companies in the home automation field struck us as particularly impressive. We'll talk about a full-service home automation system this week, and stay tuned next week for another awesome company that has created an integrated audio system.

Clare Controls

Clare Controls aims to provide a simple solution to home automation by allowing unified control over many of your most-used items in your home. Clare supports the following applications:

  • Security
  • Video Surveillance
  • Lighting
  • Climate
  • Door locks
  • Garage door control
  • Home audio
  • Video entertainment
  • + just about anything else you can think of (1800 devices in total)

The really cool thing about this system is that it can be customized to every home and every family's unique needs.


We can't wait to continue exploring all of the home automation systems out there. If you have questions about installing a Clare Controls system or another home automation system in your home, please contact Jason at