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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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What devices can control my blinds?

There are many options available to control your blinds other than the typical handsets available with most motorised blinds. It is now possible to turn just about any smart device into a handset.

Mobile Phones

Somfy and QMotion offer apps that can control your blinds from your mobile phone, all you need is an appropriate hub. Somfy offer TaHoma and Connexoon and QMotion have QSync. You can set up timers and scenes so that multiple operations can take place from one command. Somfy and QMotions apps are compatible with Android and iOS devices.

Tablets

Apps are available for Android and iOS devices for tablets in the same way as for mobile phones.

Smart Speakers

Amazons Echo and Echo plus can be used for voice activation of your blinds via Alexa. Echo plus allows for direct control of QMotions Zigbee blinds. Or with the addition of Somfy TaHoma Alexa can talk to any Somfy powered blind or awning.

Computers

Using the online TaHoma web service its also possible to control your Somfy powered blinds.

Mobile Phones

Somfy and QMotion offer apps that can control your blinds from your mobile phone, all you need is an appropriate hub. Somfy offer TaHoma and Connexoon and QMotion have QSync. You can set up timers and scenes so that multiple operations can take place from one command. Somfy and QMotions apps are compatible with Android and iOS devices.

Tablets

Apps are available for Android and iOS devices for tablets in the same way as for mobile phones.

Smart Speakers

Amazons Echo and Echo plus can be used for voice activation of your blinds via Alexa. Echo plus allows for direct control of QMotions Zigbee blinds. Or with the addition of Somfy TaHoma Alexa can talk to any Somfy powered blind or awning.

Computers

Using the online TaHoma web service its also possible to control your Somfy powered blinds.

Blind Control with Amazon Echo and Dot

Amazon Echo, Echo Plus and Dot

Use Alexa with Somfys TaHoma to allow voice control of your Somfy blinds. And with its built in Zigbee hub Echo Plus can talk directly to Qmotions Zigbee blinds

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Blind Control with Amazon Echo and Dot

Google Home

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

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Blind Control with Somfy TaHoma

App Control

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

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Blind Control with Handsets and Wall switches

Handsets and Wall switches

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

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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?

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

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 or Google home device.

For example to close your bedroom blinds 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.

Precious assistance, anywhere, any time

With Google Assistant you can use your voice to control the connected equipment you have configured in the TaHoma app.

• At home, with Google's connected speakers: Google Home and other speakers that offer Google Assistant.

• On the move, with your smartphone or compatible Android and iOS tablet.

What can I ask Google?

Thanks to the compatibility* between Google Assistant and TaHoma, you can use your voice to:

• Launch a scenario created in the TaHoma app

• Control an item of equipment using the name you give it in the TaHoma app

• Control a group of equipment

How does it work?

1. Say « Ok Google » to wake up the voice assistant.

2. Say the trigger words « activate », « switch on », « open » or any other action verb which corresponds to the product in question.

3. Say the name of the scenario, the equipment as you named it in TaHoma, or the group of equipment you want to launch.

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

Voice Commands

  • Ask Google Assistant to "Open bedroom blinds"
  • Trigger scenarios* that include multiple actions such as opening blinds, turning on lights and setting thermostats
  • * you require Somfy TaHoma to use the above features

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

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.


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

How does it work?

Step 1 - Book a survey

We offer free, no-obligation surveys in your home. Simply call 01273 722250, email or fill in the contact form.

Step 2 - The Survey

We will measure for your blinds, shutters or awning and provide expert advice and solutions for your windows. We bring colour swatches and samples so you can select colours and options in your home.

Step 3 - Installation

Our experts will fit your blinds, shutters or awnings at a time suitable for you.

Showroom

Come visit us in our Hove showroom to see our full fabric and sample range. We have a large number of sample blinds on the wall along with a dedicated motorisation section including Amazons Alexa and Google Home.

Services

We offer a free survey and fitting service across most of East and West Sussex, Brighton, Hove, Worthing and surrounding areas. We will bring our sample books to you so that you can see the samples in your own home.

Contact

248 Portland Road
Hove, BN3 5QT

shop@briteblinds.co.uk

01273 722250