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Monday, October 2, 2017

Automated Window Blinds for Smart Home

Brunt, a Korean startup, has the answer to a question: where are all the smart blinds? The Brunt Blind Engine, a fully-funded campaign on Kickstarter, a device that turns most types of blinds into automated smart blinds, complete with Amazon Alexa voice control. That might seem steep, particularly considering Blind Engine doesn't include a blind, but as someone that has spent the better part of two years searching for a such a device, it's very reasonable indeed. Lutron's Serena Smart Shades are well regarded, but cost $350 (plus another $150 for a smart hub). Somfy's motorised blinds require an installer, and don't integrate with third-party smart home tech. MySmartBlinds, a motor that attaches to existing blinds, is a good solution on paper, but reviews are poor.

Read more: http://www.wired.co.uk/article/brunt-blind-engine

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