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Motorised electric blinds

Control your blinds how you want

Control your blinds with Alexa from Amazons Echo and Echo Dot. App control for Android and iOS or Handsets and Wall Switches, the choice is yours.

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Blind control with Alexa and Somfy

Amazon Echo and Dot

Use Alexa with Somfys TaHoma to allow voice control of your Somfy blinds
Blind control from Amazons Alexa

Amazon Echo Plus

With its built in Zigbee hub Echo Plus can talk directly to Qmotions Zigbee blinds
Somfy TaHoma

App control

Somfy TaHoma and Connexoon bring app control to your Somfy powered blinds, and QSync to your qmotion blinds.

Handsets and Wall switches

Handsets, wall mounted switches and timers are available for Somfy and QMotion

Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Plus

Amazon offer quite a few options to allow for voice control. Many of us already own some form of Amazon Echo. If you have the new Amazon Echo Plus you have most bases covered and can order pretty much any blind. If you have the older Echo or Echo dot you will need a hub to control your blinds.

Voice control of Somfy powered blinds

To control blinds and awnings powered by Somfy motors you will need a Somfy TaHoma hub. The TaHoma hub plugs into your existing internet router and allows voice commands given to Alexa to control any Somfy RTS or io powered blind or awning. To close you bedroom blinds for example you simply say, "Alexa, turn on bedtime". The TaHoma hub then runs a routine that youve already set up that will close any blinds, and if also connected to TaHoma it can dim or turn off lights, control thermostats, turn off anything that can plug into a Somfy RTS plug.

Voice control of QMotion Zigbee blinds

Amazons Echo Plus has an integrated Zigbee hub. This means that if you have qmotion blinds with a zigbee motors Alexa can talk directly with the blind with no additional hub required. So thats your new qmotion battery powered blinds being controlled by a device that you may already own. So no additional house wiring or electrician required and no additional hub required. Simply have your new qmotion blinds fitted and ask Alexa on your Amazon Echo Plus to close you blinds, could it be more simple?

Google Home and Google Assistant

Control of your blinds is available using the Google Home devices with Somfys TaHoma.

Voice control of Somfy powered blinds

To control blinds and awnings powered by Somfy motors you will need a Somfy TaHoma hub. The TaHoma hub plugs into your existing internet router and allows voice commands given to the Google assistant to control applets on IFTTT these applets triggers routines set up in TaHoma to control any Somfy RTS or io powered blind or awning. To close you bedroom blinds for example you simply say, "OK Google, close bedroom blinds". The TaHoma hub then runs a routine that youve already set up that will close any blinds, and if also connected to TaHoma it can dim or turn off lights, control thermostats, turn off anything that can plug into a Somfy RTS plug.

Somfy powered options

  • many roller blind options from battery to mains power
  • duette and pleated blinds
  • venetian blinds
  • vertical blinds
  • roman blinds
  • SHY ZIP blackout blinds

QMotion blind option

  • Zigbee roller blinds are controlled directly with Echo Plus
  • Standard battery powered roller blinds controlled via Qmotion Qube
  • Vision blinds
  • Roman blinds - (coming soon)

Blind Specifications

  • Maximum Widths up to 3.0m on standard systems
  • Maximum Drop up to 2.6m on standard systems
Non Standard Systems
  • Maximum Widths up to 9.0m
  • Maximum Drop up to 6.0m

App control with Somfy TaHoma and Connexoon or QSync from QMotion

These days we like to control everything via our mobile devices and blinds are no exception. App control of blinds is possible with most motorised blinds even if you've got the blinds already.

Somfy TaHoma

With the new TaHoma® application, Somfy places real, condensed, technological control into your hands. Tahoma® simplifes the control of multiple home devices. It’s so intuitive to use, why wait? Accessible over the internet, via a computer, smartphone or tablet, with the TaHoma® interface, you have touch control of blinds, curtains, lights, electrical equipment, heating, garage doors and gates, etc. In short, your environment moves with you, so regardless of where you are, in the house, on vacation or at work... you are always at home.

Somfy Connexoon RTS

With Connexoon you control your sunscreens, garagedoors and gates using a very userfriendly app on your smartphone. With the intuitive "Check Home" function you are able to check and control connected devices whereever you are. The timerfunction allows automatic opening and shutting the rollershutters which is comfortable and also allows presence simulation. Connexoon enhances your home comfort and security.

QMotion QSync

Our smartphones and tablets are increasingly important in our daily lives. QMotion shades are as convenient to control as your phones. With the addition of Qsync technology, QMotion shades move up and down easier than sending a text message. Qsync works with the QMotion app available in your app store today. It transforms a smartphone or tablet into the most elegant and functional transmitter for QMotion products.

Somfy TaHoma Features

  • App control of any Somfy RTS blind or motor
  • Can be connected to Alexa for voice control
  • Also controls Philips Hue lighting and many other products
  • Wide range of compatible blinds available

Somfy Connexoon RTS Features

  • App control of an somfy RTS blind or motor
  • Blinds available with Battery, 24vdc or 240v mains motors
  • Wide range of compatible blinds available

QMotion Qsync Features

  • App control of QMotion battery powered blinds
  • Compatible with Android and iOS
  • Accurate positioning of blinds using the app
somfy handsets, wall switches and timers

Handset, wall mounted switches and timers

If you dont need or want voice or app control there are always handsets and switches available. Even if you have an alternative method of operating your blinds it is still sometimes a good idea to have a handset in the kitchen drawer. Or you might want a wall switch located next to your blind. If you have guests staying a wall switch is a much more obvious way of operating the blinds than having to find a device with the appropriate app or getting the correct command to give Alexa.

Somfy

Somfy offer many handsets, wall switches and timers. Multi channel handsets are available up to a maximum of 16 channels if you have more than one blind in each room. Timers are available either wall mounted or as handsets that can fit in a holster on the wall. The Telis Modulis range are available for venetian and vertical blinds to more accurately control the position of slats and louvres.

qmotion

qmotion offer single channel and multi channel handsets along with timer handsets.

creation baumann

creation baumann use the same handsets as qmotion blinds.

Somfy Features

  • wide range of handsets and wall switches
  • timer handsets
  • multi channel handsets
  • fine control from scroll wheel for venetian blinds
  • MY position

QMotion/Creation Baumann Features

  • Wall mounted handset
  • muti channel available
  • various programmable custom positions