motorized window blinds
  Bulletin - 3 Levels of Blind, Shade, & Window Control 

Level 1 - RollerTrol™ Simple Remote Controls: We designed our system so that you can start out with our simple wall mount and hand held remotes for our shade/blind motors and skylight/window openers, then upgrade later to a more advanced system. Your investment is preserved as any remotes you purchase will still work, even if you upgrade to level 2 or 3 later. The remote control signals will be 'learned' and used by the higher levels of automation (see our blind & shade automation guide).

Level 2 - BroadLink® RF-IR Blaster Automation Hub: See our affordable blind and shade hub, operated by Android and IOS apps. This RF-IR blaster hub can learn RF radio signals for our blind motors and skylight/window openers and IR learning for TV. Convert old phones and tablets into WiFi home automation controllers!

Level 3 - Home Assistant™: We support the open-source Home Assistant (HASS) software. It runs on any platform, including the Raspberry Pi, see Convert Raspberry Pi into a powerful home automation controller for our BroadLink RF-IR hub, Alexa®, Wink®, Wemo®, SmartThings®, Z-Wave®, etc (over 700 devices and counting!).

Mermet® Custom Shades: For those of you wanting a more complete solution, we are now offering high quality shade and blind fabrics from Mermet®, mounted on standard tubing. Our motors just slide in and lock in place - no fuss no muss! Please check our Custom Blinds and Shades website for info.

Z-WAVE® Blind Automation: This protocol is often used in home automation systems. We have a Z-Wave interface for roller shade and blind motors, and Z-Wave control of our skylight and window opener systems.

We also have interfacing for all home automation systems via relays (see our blind & shade automation guide).

Here is a list of links to the various instructions. Please note that all our remotes work in a very similar fashion, but the setting button may be in slightly different locations, and the back cover may not need to be removed (GQ series)

  • Wired power blind motors with 5 ch hand held remote control (DCGQ-5H-RF)
  • Wired power blind motors with 15 ch hand held remote control (DCG-15H-RF)
  • Built-in battery powered blind motors with 5 ch hand held remote control (DCGQ-5H-RF)
  • Built-in battery powered blind motors with 15 ch hand held remote control (DCG-15H-RF)
  • Built-in battery powered blind motors with wall mount remote controls (DCG-5W-RF etc.)
  • Wired power blind motors with 15 amp external radio remote control, Maxi example
  • Window/skylight opener example with 5 ch hand held radio remote control (DCGQ-5H-RF)
  • Sun sensor control of G series motors
  • How to install mounting brackets for motorized roller shades
  • We sincerely hope you enjoy using these advanced motors; if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time!