Motorised Internal Blinds
In today’s fast-paced world, the quest for convenience, innovation, and seamless technology integration into our homes continues to grow. Motorised blinds and shades are a perfect example of this pursuit, offering homeowners an unparalleled level of control, safety, and aesthetic appeal.
In this blog post, we’ll dive into the world of motorised blinds and shades, discussing the benefits of motorisation, the different motor brands available, and how you can integrate them into your home. We’ll also share insights from Andrew, Stan Bond’s General Manager, who recently addressed some common questions about internal blinds and motorisation in a video.
Benefits of Motorised Blinds and Shades:
There are several critical advantages to incorporating motorised blinds and shades into your home. Some of these benefits include:
- Convenience: With motorised blinds and shades, you can easily adjust them with a simple press of a button, whether you’re across the room or across the world. This ease of control makes managing your home’s lighting and privacy a breeze.
- Safety: By eliminating the need for cords and chains, motorised blinds and shades reduce the risk of accidents, especially for young children and pets.
- Aesthetics: Motorisation helps create a sleek and modern look in your home, free from unsightly cords and chains.
- Energy Efficiency: By effectively managing sunlight and heat gain, motorised blinds and shades can help lower your energy bills and reduce a home’s carbon footprint.
- Integration: Motorised blinds and shades can be integrated into your home automation system, allowing you to control them alongside other smart home devices for a truly connected living experience.
Somfy vs. Automate Motors:
As Andrew mentioned in his video, Stan Bond offers two primary motor brands for their internal blinds: Somfy and Automate. Somfy is a European company with a long-standing reputation for producing premium motorisation products. On the other hand, Automate, a brand under Acme, Australia’s largest manufacturer of roller blind components, offers innovative solutions at a more affordable price point.
While both brands provide excellent motorisation options, your choice will depend on your budget and specific requirements. Somfy might be the better choice for commercial applications or situations where specialised control systems are needed. However, Automate has been gaining popularity, particularly for indoor use, with approximately 70% of Stan Bond’s motorisation customers opting for this brand.
Motorised blinds and shades come in various options, such as 240-volt motors that require professional installation by an electrician and battery-operated motors that can be charged using a standard phone charger. Both Somfy and Automate offer remote controls in different channel options and colours, allowing you to control your motorised blinds and shades easily.
For an even more advanced experience, you can add a hub, such as the Automate hub or a similar option from Somfy. This hub connects your motorised blinds to your home network, enabling you to control them from your smartphone or tablet, no matter where you are.
Future Integration Possibilities:
As Andrew mentioned in his video, the future of motorised blinds and shades is expected to include integration with home automation systems like ZigBee, Z-Wave, and Matter, allowing homeowners to control their blinds alongside other smart home devices, creating a seamless and connected living environment.
Choosing the Right Motorized Blinds and Shades:
Selecting the perfect motorised blinds and shades for your home, Stan Bond is here to help. With a wide range of products, including Crimsafe Security Doors, Indoor Blinds, Outdoor Blinds & Awnings, Roller Shutters, and more, Stan Bond offers a
Where to from here?
To take a look at the range of Stan Bond Roller Blinds for yourself you can check out our Roller Blind website page HERE or drop into our Adelaide showroom at 5/511 Lower North East Road, Campbelltown.