SnapAV, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based manufacturer and exclusive distributor of high-quality audio/video, security, and network installation products, earlier this month at the ISC West (International Security Conference & Exposition) 2019 event, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, introduced its new Clare One security and smart home system which is similar to the one offered by Qolsys, 2Gig, Honeywell, and the others. The self-contained panel is similar in all specs from alarm monitoring to SHaaS (smart home as a service, through Alula), along with the pricing.
But the product, has its own fair share of additional features, such as its integrating capability with popular third-party home-automation systems like Control4, Crestron, and Savant when its launched later this year.
Most important is the panel’s incorporation of OvrC platform for remote monitoring and management, enabling it to join a growing ecosystem of product offerings that includes networking, A/V, surveillance, Z-Wave automation, power management, and other connected gear.
Clare One is a joint offering, the result of a recently announced collaboration between SnapAV, Clare Controls (home automation), and Alula (alarm/automation systems and SHaaS).
Alula, in its current offering, doesn’t include a self-contained touchscreen-enabled panel, preferring to keep all the system intelligence intact in a hub and the user interfaces where it really matters.
Just like the Alula hub, Clare One features and capabilities will include Z-Wave, WiFi, Bluetooth, and 433 MHz radios, as well as cellular connectivity for alarm communications (dual-band IP/cell). Furthermore, the Clare One offering will also include all the requisite features for UL listing, which includes the 24-hour back-up battery.