The Street of Dreams is a luxury lifestyle and housing showcase, allowing guests to get up close and personal with the very latest home furnishings, design features and cutting-edge new products in a collection of homes.
Canterra Custom Homes, a Canadian builder, took part in the Spring, 2012 Street of Dreams, located in Calgary at Willow Creek at Bearspaw. Supporting Canterra Custom Homes, Avalanche Electric stepped in to handle the electrical work and the set up of the audio/video equipment, including the automation system and the home theater.
When it came time to choose a home automation system for the house, Kent Mountenay, president of Avalanche Electric, chose Clare Controls’ ClareHome.
“We wanted a system that was less complicated and easier to use for the consumer,” Mountenay said. “That was the biggest factor we were looking for.”
In addition to its simplicity for the user, ClareHome proved to be a system that could be easily installed by any integrator.
“Our lead tech had no experience with ClareHome whatsoever beforehand,” said Mountenay. “He hadn’t even seen a demo of it, but, even with no prior experience, it was very simple to install. The customer service with Clare Controls has been great. Any problems he had, they helped him with immediately. To have my tech, who’s never even held a piece of that technology, install it so easily… We’ve been very impressed.”
Mountenay wants to continue to implement ClareHome in the houses his team works on and plans to use it very soon in another project with custom builder Karoleena Homes.