Snap One, formerly SnapAV, has announced the acquisition of Clare Controls, which manufactures the ClareOne smart home and security system.
Snap One entered into an exclusive distribution partnership with Clare Controls in 2019 and has been using the ClareOne system as a hybrid smart home and security solution for entry-to mid-level applications.
According to Mike Jordan, Senior Vice President of Control and Entertainment at Snap One, ClareOne is a “cornerstone in Snap One’s larger strategy, filling the space between commonly available security systems and luxury whole home control solutions.
“ClareOne has become a favourite among our partners because it provides professionally monitored security alongside easy-to-implement smart home integrations,” adds Jordan. “The combined capabilities allow safety-focused homeowners to dip their toes into smart living solutions and provide a clear upgrade pathway to build out a fully connected home through seamless integration with hundreds of devices, including the powerful Control4 system.”
Clare Controls CEO & Founder Brett Price noted that the acquisition by Snap One “cements ClareOne as a vital part of an integrator’s toolkit and reaffirms the value and power the solution provides for users.
“Clare Controls built ClareOne to bridge the gap between security and smart living, providing users and integrators with an adaptable, integrated solution, and we are thrilled to join the Snap One family of leading smart living and security solutions,” says Price. “Whether a job calls for an affordable security and smart home solution, an upgradable system that can be added to later with Control4, or if there is an existing integrated home that needs enhanced security, ClareOne gives Snap One partners the power and capabilities they need.”
Clare Controls also offers peripherals like the new ClareVision line of security cameras that deliver features like motion detection and Starlight software for low light enhancement. ClareOne works with a flexible monthly fee structure that lets Snap One partners differentiate their service with a recurring monthly revenue model, starting with fee-free smart home features and self- or professional-monitoring tiers at affordable prices.
The easy-to-install ClareOne panel is a slim all-in-one panel that is ETL listed and provides a unified user experience for on-site and remote access to security, surveillance, and smart home capabilities and operations. Additionally, Clare Controls offers a robust line of smart, intuitive surveillance solutions that integrate with the ClareOne system and can also be installed as a standalone surveillance system.
“By occupying a unique space in the security and smart home market, ClareOne allows partners to win business in the new construction market for production builders, MDU properties, and the traditional smart home security monitoring space, including budget-conscious projects,” Jordan adds. “Additionally, making ClareOne a permanent part of our product catalog complements the thousands of products available from Snap One and ensures we can continue to deliver profitable, effective solutions to Partners for every job and every project budget.”
Snap One partners can access Clare Controls products through Snap One’s e-commerce portal and 30+ local branches.