Home automation is becoming widely adopted in this world-changing industry. More so among the “millennial” generation and those with the higher income brackets. One of the biggest features of home automation is automated vertical blinds.
Somfy, the global leader in motorized blinds, has a system embedded in their products called RTS, or Radio-Technology Somfy. This is the most powerful control mechanism for automated blinds and it is going to make them more durable and ensure that they last a long time.
Somfy systems allow you to control your automated vertical blinds with a simple touch of a single button.
Why use Automated Blinds?
You know those pesky cords that are always getting tangled? Or those slatted blinds that are always getting busted when your dog tries to stick his head through? With automated vertical blinds, both of those are a thing of the past.
The motor on this type of blind and controller system is designed for interior areas. This creates an awesome level of ambiance and a variety of lighting situations. And it does this through your automated vertical blinds while creating the look you want in your home.
Many types of automated vertical blinds can be set as a solid, single piece, rather than slatted blinds. This means that they can be completely opaque. This will keep nosy neighbors and solicitors from seeing what you are doing on the inside.
Some automated vertical blinds have a solar sensor equipped. This means that they will go up and down based on what the level of the sun is. This will adjust the amount of natural lighting. Then, you will be using less electricity to light your home, thus saving on energy costs.
Smart Phone Integration
With the Neocontrol App, you will have the power to control all your vertical blinds. You can also schedule a specific time when you want them to go up or down. This will allow you to automate all your home automation systems into one unique set of conditions and moods.
Ever sat down to watch television and had a horrible glare on the TV, only to have to get up and walk all the way across the room to adjust the blinds? Then you get back to your couch, sit back down, and there is still glare, in a different spot? Well, if you had automated vertical blinds you could push a button and be glare-free within just a moment.
Automated vertical blinds are much more convenient than standard traditional vertical blinds. There is no tangling of cords and nothing gets stuck. With standard traditional blinds, if one slat is out of order or in poor repair, then the entire system is going to be damaged. You will have to replace the full set. But with automated blinds, this is a thing of the past because there is nothing to tangle or get broken. Push one button and your blinds adjust every single time.
The fact that the motors in RTS Somfy controller automate vertical blinds so smoothly means that your blinds are not being mistreated nor mishandled. There is nothing being tangled or broken, and they are going to last you much longer than a traditional setup.
Quiet and Discreet
The motor for your automated vertical blinds is hidden inside the blinds. This means that there is nothing unseemly for everyone to see. It also means that it is quieter, more discreet and less likely to be calling attention to itself all the time.
There are several types of automated vertical blinds. These include:
- Roller blinds: This is more like a solid, single piece of fabric, closer to an old-fashioned pulldown drape.
- Roman panel blinds: Gives the appearance of being multiple pieces, fabric covered panels.
- Curtains: Fairly self-explanatory – like regular curtains with automated opening and closing on the curtain rod.
- Wood Venetian and retro blinds: A personal favorite of many – the wooden retro look.
- Outdoor blinds: The various kinds mean that you can customize the look to what you need.
There are various kinds of controllers too, all owned by Somfy. They all use RTS technology which is the best and most powerful out there. Some allow you to set a timer, customize different “mood” settings, or control your blinds by room. Depending on which controller you choose, there are several types of customization options available for you. This allows you to be able to make the most out of your new automated vertical blinds system.
So, if moving into the wave of the future and going with home automation is on your agenda for the New Year, automated vertical blinds should be on your holiday shopping list. Make sure to get a system that has a RTS Somfy controller because that is going to give you the most power and the most control over the types of blinds you want to automate.
There are many brands to choose from, that automate blinds. So, make sure that you do your homework so that you can ensure that you are getting the newest and best technology. If you do this, you will ensure that your automated vertical blinds will stand the test and last you a very long time. After all, no one wants to buy a product that is going to be obsolete in another year, do they?
Good luck with your home automation project! I hope you find the automated vertical blind setup you are looking for and that you have fun playing with all the features of your brand new RTS controller.
Neocontrol is a company owned by the Somfy Group. It is currently offering home automation products in over 10 countries. We are the only home automation company in the world that has a RTS system installed. Our main automation hub, the Box 101, currently supports up to 16 Somfy motor channels. The average Somfy controller, supports about 4 motor channels. This is without saying that Neocontrol also controls lighting, audio, video and much more.
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