Automation In the Blinds Industry


Home Automation Systems have changed the way of the blinds industry. Nowadays, you can control your blinds or curtains with just a click. Voice control systems such as Amazon, Alexa, and Google Home guarantee a futuristic home experience by an act as simple as asking a question out loud.

When you think of curtains and blinds, you think boring- loud patterns in the 80’s being the height of excitement for the industry – think again. The game has completely changed. Currently, with the help of home automation systems. A simple clap of the hand or a stern voice command soon impresses any guest when you’re able to cognate yourself with the illusion of a magician. Amazing how works smart blinds at home!

Do you want to transform your home into a scene from Electric Dreams and, like Bryan Cranston, control your curtains with the clap of a hand? Well, read on to hear our top picks to convert your space and make this automation blinds revolution possible.

Top 3 picks of automation in the blinds industry

  • Tahoma by Somfy:

Somfy’s Tahoma allows you to centralise control of your home’s automated features. Compatible with expert partners including Amazon Alexa, Philips Hue & Sonos and over 100 Somfy RTS & io home-control products. Open your blinds/curtains all from your PC or using the Tahoma app on your smartphone.

  • Easy installation with Somfy Tahoma Coach tutorials / Intuitive interface and easy to program
  • Compatible with over 100 Somfy RTS & io home-control products including Amazon Alexa, Philips Hue & Sonos                          Somfy-tahoma-automation
  • Suitable for use with iOS and Android Smartphones.
  • Control up to 200 devices total including 50 Somfy RTS products
  • Improved security, comfort and energy-saving benefits
  • Week and year diary programming for home management that fits your lifestyle.
  • Control multiple smart devices at once with scenario settings
  • Receive email alerts to always stay on top of things
  • *A Somfy RTS control is still required to make programming adjustments to blinds.
  • Lutron RA2 Select:

Lutron Connect works seamlessly with Alexa to provide whole-home control of your Lutron RadioRA2 or Lutron HomeWorks QS system.


You — or anyone in your family — can tell Alexa to control multiple shades (amongst many other things) through single voice command; just ask Alexa to turn on your favourite scene. Also, use the Lutron Connect App to select, update, and name your favourite devices or scenes for Alexa.

For your shades, you can use the ‘open’, ‘close’, ‘raise’, ‘lower’ and ‘set to percent’ commands to activate them. For example, you can say, “Open the bedroom shades”. Definitely, smart blinds with automation save time and make our life easier.

Therefore you shout a command. As a result, your room light will be controlled.

More information is available in the Lutron Connect Alexa FAQ or click here.

*NOTE – A Lutron Connect Bridge linked to a Lutron account is required for Alexa to work with RadioRA2 and HomeWorks QS systems. For best performance, version 10.6 or higher of RadioRA2 or HomeWorks QS system software required. If you have any questions or run into any issues, please contact your Lutron service provider for assistance.

  • Silent Gliss Move Server Set: 

Allows the system to be controlled with the Silent Gliss App “Move” through a smartphone, tablet or desktop.    Move-Silent-Gliss

Whether at home or on the road, this reliable and intuitive app allows to program automatic opening and closing times. Furthermore, automatic sunrise and sunset time programming and groups and moods are possible.

The app is available for Android, IOS, and Windows and can be downloaded in the respective app stores. Imagine a great Silent Gliss electric roller blinds controlled anywhere you are.

Hardware Supplied:
Move Server Set Silent Gliss 9960

– Set consists of a server and transmitter stick.

Finally, it is a fact that automatic shade and light in your house bring you an effortless and comfortable life. Whichever system you like to choose, for internal or external use.

Open your world for the new automation in the Blinds Industry. Let’s have a look at this recent project with Silent Gliss.

If you would like to install any of these smart blinds systems in your home, do not hesitate to Contact Us.