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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Somfy’s motorized shades review

With the emerging market of motorized blinds and shades, Graber has partnered with the best motor and automation control specialists at Somfy. Each set of shades or blinds comes with uses Z-Wave technology to communicate with the blinds. The control itself has an in-built antenna, giving it an extended field of communication, but not messing with the sleek design of the remote. With the single-channel option enabled, the remote control allows the user to orient the blinds from virtually any spot in the common home. Installation of the blinds themselves can be a bit tricky, but not very time consuming if done correctly. The motor that does all of the heavy lifting runs off of 8 AA lithium batteries in an integrated battery case, or can be directly plugged into an outlet if one is handy. Once the motor is installed above the window, the shades can be controlled by the remote control, or integrated into a home automation hub like Wink or SmartThings.

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