Remote control operation provides convenience and comfort allowing complete control of your blinds without having to physically operate them yourself – automation takes this one step further.
Unlocking the ability to operate your Roller Blinds via smartphone, voice control or even a 3rd party home-automation system, the benefits of home automation and Roller Blind integration can include:
- Reduced energy consumption
Control heating, cooling and lighting through window coverings, thermostats, air-conditioners, fans and lights. Home-automation allows each device to work individually or together based on user preferences or external conditions.
Automatically carry out routine tasks that would be performed on a daily basis, whereby at the press of a single button when leaving the house - the lights will switch off, blinds come down and security system is activated.
Co-ordinate your lights to dim, blinds to draw, and the air conditioner to turn on at your preferred temperature setting the perfect ambience for your room with the press of a button.
Configure the home automation system to give the illusion someone is home by having your lights turn on/off as well as having your blinds open & close while on holidays.
Our Roller Blinds offer two key automation systems, Somfy® automation and Qmotion® automation. Both world-leading, what one is right for you will be based on your automation goals and integration needs.
Somfy automation allows you to connect multiple products in and around the home using one remote control or phone application. With hard-wired and wireless rechargeable battery motor options, Somfy allows you to control your blinds via remote control, home automation, phone/tablet application or even voice control, ensuring there is an operating option that will work for every application.
- The trusted name in motorisation
Somfy offers a range of Sonesse ultra-quiet motors. Sonesse motors use patented technology to dampen noise and vibration to deliver a new standard in acoustic control. The Sonesse range is available in both wired technology and RTS radio technology motors.
Somfy Wire-free motors allow you to retrofit your roller blinds without the requirement of a direct power source. With a rechargeable battery option, charging these when required becomes simple.
- Somfy® Connexoon
The perfect option for anyone to connect and control their blinds using Smartphones, Tablets or iPad. Connexoon gives you the freedom to control your blinds from anywhere Wi-Fi is available. Control of up to 20 products or 20 groups of products, with the ability to set products on a timed event and create scenarios with IFTTT functionality!
- Voice Control
Control blinds the easy way – using your voice. Program your blinds for the convenience of operating these with a simple command using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and other device options.
Luxaflex Roller Blinds with Qmotion Technology was designed with a focus on reducing the total cost of motorisation for the homeowner. It is the only super quiet battery operated blind on the market that offers batteries inside the roller tube – making it the ideal retrofit solution as it does not require an electrician and costly wiring.
The result, a perfectly balanced Roller Blind system using an integrated battery-powered motor to operate the blind quietly and seamlessly. Qmotion Technology offers a level of integrated motorisation never before seen, being the first of its kind in the window covering industry.
- Control made easy
In addition to standard Remote Control operation, Qmotion can also be operated via a mobile device (Q-sync add on required) or manually by lightly pulling on the Bottom Rail.
- Dual operating function
Qmotion Technology roller blinds feature a unique dual-operating function. The roller blind will operate with or without a wireless remote controller.
- Impressive battery performance
The power source is via D cell Alkaline (regular off the shelf) batteries. Additional Qmotion® Technology improves the sleep time of the inbuilt radio (RF) receiver, so that battery life lasts up to 3 years of operation (based on 4 movements per day on a blind 1.8m x 2.4m).
The D cell batteries are stored inside the roller tube and are accessible by pulling down on the shade fabric to reveal the exposed extrusion (and battery cut out) to replace batteries. Best of all, the blind does not need to be removed from the window to do this.
Talk to the experts.
If you want to find out more about our Roller Blind range, our expert network of dealers is always on hand to answer your questions. Book a consultation today and experience the difference for yourself.