Most brands in the blinds industry are currently offering luxury home automation products that are voice operated via Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant. Hunter Douglas, Lutron, Somfy and Soma Smart Shades, for instance, are making a point of selling the fastest and less noisy products that are compatible with smart integrations.
Somfy in particular is a giant brand in the industry. It is a French company that offers a wide selection of materials, fabrics, textures, colors and design options. It also provides multiple wire-free solutions and a huge array of sensors. Moreover, Somfy smart speaker controls and automated routines can sync up with Apple HomeKit, Alexa, Google Assistant and almost any type of smart home hub. In addition, Somfy is also known to partner with a large range of suppliers, which is why its products can be easily easily from many giant stores in the United States.
Lutron Serena offers customizable designs, thus, giving customers the opportunity of choosing their own colors and roll-type alongside their preferred tech solutions. The smart home option is called Lutron Smart Bridge and it works with: Sonos, Nest, Logitech Harmony, Smart Things and Wink.
Aqara Roller Shade Driver E1 is a retro, budget-friendly and easy-to-install option. The Aqara smart home hub is compatible with: Google Home, Alexa and HomeKit. It creates automations and routines by means of voice command. Moreover, it comes with a wide selection of smart home sensors and a three-month battery life.
Sunsa Wand is another battery-powered product that can be connected to smartphone apps. It is compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant and it is one of the easiest products to install and operate.
Velux Active with Netatmo is a fancy but also pricy brand with many motor options and a starter pack. It monitors CO2, humidity and temperature by means of sensors. It is also connected to the ventilation system and compatible with HomeKit and Siri.
Luxaflex offers multiple motorization and smart control options that are compatible with: PowerView, QMotion, Zigbee systems, IFTTT and Google Assistant. It also offers solar-powered blinds that are eco-friendly and very affordable.
Eve Motion Blinds feature Thread connectivity that can be added to the HomeKit setup and can also work over Bluetooth. The blinds are battery-powered and rechargeable with USB-C and can also be controlled manually.
Lastly, the new smart duo in Germany Ikea –Praktysing and Tredansen –is providing products that are the result of German precision, cutting-edge technology and innovation. Most of their customers are in Europe, but many Americans are slowly starting to enjoy this brand by shopping online.
Hunter Douglas Blinds
Many other such brands of smart blinds offer even more options of power adapters, RF devices and connectivity to Android Boxes. The best-selling one in the market is The Hunter Douglas Company. It provides the widest range of style and smart remote control blinds. The enduring elegance of Hunter Douglas blinds is due to consistent improvements, technologically advanced design and attention paid to details during the manufacturing process. Hunter Douglas also provides free samples and guidance from authorized professionals, which is why it continues to dominate the blinds industry and grace the market with great quality and competitive costs.
To sum up, many giant brands in the industry offer customizable designs and a wide selection of: colors, tech options and roll-types. Many of these brands also provide multiple power sources and connectivity solutions. There is no shortage of choices on the market, which is why being informed before making a purchase can help decide on the product that best fits one’s needs and requirements.