Bulletin - 3 Levels of Home & Building Automation
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: See our affordable ® RF-IR Blaster Automation Hub 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 500 devices and counting!).
Mermet: For those of you wanting a more complete solution, we are now offering ® Custom Shades 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 This protocol is often used in home automation systems. We have a ® Blind Automation: 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).