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Why Motorised Roller Blinds? Enhancing Home Automation One Window at a Time

Updated: Nov 9, 2023

With the rapid advancement of technology, our homes are becoming smarter. A significant part of this revolution is home automation, and an often overlooked, yet critical component is window treatment. Enter the world of motorised roller blinds.

Why Motorised Roller Blinds?

1. Convenience: Gone are the days when you had to pull cords or manually adjust each blind in your home. With motorised roller blinds, controlling light and privacy is just a touch away or as simple as giving your blinds commands.

2. Safety: No cords mean a safer environment, especially if you have children or pets.

3. Enhanced Energy Efficiency: By scheduling when your blinds open and close, you can efficiently manage the amount of sunlight and heat entering your room, thereby saving on energy costs.

How Do I Operate Motorised Roller Blinds?

The beauty of motorised blinds lies in their versatility:

  • App Control: Think about this: using the latest in home tech, you can now pull out your phone or tablet and just tap to control your blinds. Cool, right? You can even set timers. Want them to close right at sunset or maybe 20 minutes after? No problem. As the days grow longer or shorter, your smart blinds adjust. Once you've got those timers in place, magic happens. Your blinds will practically take care of themselves, operating smoothly on autopilot in the background.

  • Voice Activation: By syncing with smart home assistants like Siri, Google, & Alexa, managing your blinds becomes as simple as speaking out. Just say, "Alexa, close the blinds," and it's done. Or tell Google, "It's movie time," and watch as your blinds lower, the room's lights adjust, and Netflix is ready on your TV. It's efficient, hands-free control at its best.

  • Remote Control: For those who appreciate hands-on control, the remote boasts 15 individual channels, each dedicated to a specific blind. Add to that 5 more channels for custom groupings, bringing the total to 20 channels. There's also the added feature of concealing select channels when needed.

Can You DIY Motorised Roller Blinds & Home Automation?

Absolutely! For the enthusiasts out there, there are DIY kits available that allow you to retrofit existing roller blinds with motorisation features. This is an economical and efficient solution for those who don't wish to replace their current blinds. We've created a detailed guide to help you determine compatibility with our motors. For more information, please refer to our 'Tube Identifier Chart' linked here. When setting up you home automation there are multiple videos you can use at this link.

What Is the Average Lifespan of Motorised Roller Blind Motors?

Our rechargeable wire-free motors are backed with a 5 year warranty. Each charge supports around 500 cycles (with one cycle being an open & close sequence), and the motors can be recharged about 500 times.

Benefits of Choosing Motorised Roller Blinds Over Traditional Blinds

  • Seamless Integration: They can easily integrate into existing home automation systems.

  • Enhanced Privacy: With scheduled operations, you can ensure privacy when you need it most.

  • Reduced Wear and Tear: Automated operations mean less manual handling, leading to a longer lifespan for the blinds themselves.

Simplify Your Life with Smart Blinds

Motorised blinds don't just offer convenience; they enrich your lifestyle. From waking up to natural sunlight gradually filling your room to ensuring privacy with a single command, smart blinds simplify day-to-day tasks.


While the question, "How much do motorised blinds cost?" may pop up frequently, it's essential to view them as an investment in convenience, safety, and modern living. With the benefits they offer, it's no surprise that they're becoming an integral part of contemporary home automation. If you're looking to step into the future, now's the time to embrace motorised roller blinds. Here is a link to our DIY Retrofit Kits.

Screenshot of the app showcasing its key features for motorised roller blinds control.
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Craig Radcliff
Craig Radcliff


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