Home Automation

Home Automation

Once out of reach to the everyday person, Home Automation is now accessible for everyone!

In the last 100 years, a mere blip in the life of humankind, we have introduced numerous appliances to make our home lives easier and more convenient.  The 1900’s kicked off with the introduction of washing machines, refrigerators, dishwashers, sewing machines and clothes dryers.

Then came the internet, wireless technology and smart phones – Everyone has one (you are probably reading this article on your smart phone right now!)

Only a short while ago, iseekblinds was thrilled to bring you motorised blinds with the use of a 15 channel remote control.  And then technology started to snowball….

The Automate Pulse Wifi hub was released earlier this year and with it came the smart phone app to enable you to control your blinds from anywhere in the world.

You can group blinds, set timers, create scenes all at the press of a button. You can link the app to control not only your home, but also your office & your holiday home – in fact you can control up to 5 different hubs via the smart phone App

And today? 

Now we have Voice control! 

Released only a few months ago the new Automate Shades skill for Alexa works with Amazon Alexa-enabled devices including Echo, Dot, Tap and Show.   Used in conjunction with the Automate Pulse wifi hub, you can simply ask Alexa to open or close your blinds, as well as manage your rooms and scenes!

Removing the Technological barrier

We are SO excited about this new technology at iseekblinds.  In an effort to make DIY as easy as possible, Michael got on board straight away to learn and understand how it all worked. 

Wanting to share this knowledge and demonstrate just how easy it is, we have created several videos to show you exactly how to automate your blinds at home.

Click here to view the iseekblinds Motor video series

Motorise today for your future needs

Create everyday convenience in your home.  Motorised blinds are fantastic in particular if you have living areas that contain a number of blinds. Imagine walking into the room and simply saying "Alexa - open the blinds" and watch all your blinds go up.  Now isn't that a lot easier than going to each individual blind and opening them by hand?

You can also program them to open or close at certain times of the day - handy if you need the sunlight to make sure you get out of bed in the mornings! 

Control them from anywhere on your smart phone - if you are not going to be home until later that night, to ensure privacy and safety simply close the blinds from wherever you are.  It's that easy!  Set them up on timers when you go away on holiday. 

It's important to know that Motors cannot be retro fitted once the blinds have been manufactured.  There are a number of reasons for this - click here to watch a short video Michael has created to explain why.

Motorised blinds and home automation may not be required for every situation, however armed with the power of knowledge, you can make the decision that’s right for you. 

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