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lcsmith62

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Controlling Blind Remotely
« on: September 19, 2017, 05:37:14 PM »
I would like to be able to make my roller blinds go up and down when I am away from home.  I have cats and they want the windows unobstructed.  So, if I forget to raise the blinds when I am on the road, I want to be able to.
I have an Insteon Home automation hub, and a broadlink zapper.  I also have an Amazon Echo.  I haven't hooked it up to the roller blind yet, but plan to.
Do I need to get another piece of equipment/software to accomplish my goal?  If not, how do I hook up what I've got to do it.
Appreciate any help you guys can offer.

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Re: Controlling Blind Remotely
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2017, 04:57:17 AM »
Hello @lcsmith62, thanks for your posting.

The feedback we have from our Insteon clients is that the best way to control our blind motors is to use our z-wave control kit:

http://rollertrol.com/store/en/all/253-zwave-group-control-starter-kit-for-blinds-and-shades.html

This would assume that you have whatever Insteon module is required for it to control devices using z-wave.

With regards to Alexa, we're not sure if Insteon has provided the ability to interface with that type of voice control.

We know that it can work with Home Assistant (HASS) running on a Raspberry Pi.

Regards, Adrian