Author Topic: Automated Blinds Control  (Read 332 times)

jgalak

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Automated Blinds Control
« on: June 06, 2016, 04:46:13 am »
We are planning on a LinuxMCE based home automation system in the new house, and were wondering about automating blinds.  Is there an inexpensive version?  I see some Z-wave controllable blinds out there, like from Bali, but the cost is prohibitive - around $150 per window!  Is there something cheaper out there?  Maybe something that connects to continuous-loop blinds and just uses the loop as a chain?

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Juliean.

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Re: Automated Blinds Control
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2016, 06:12:51 am »
Morning,

150 sounds about right for the motor itself. If it already has Z-Wave to control it, it sounds like a bargain.

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Re: Automated Blinds Control
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2016, 12:07:49 am »
Although I have seen 'add-on' units before I do not believe that pass insurance tests in the US nor in Canada.  They are considered extremely dangerous and death hazards for small children.  An integrated unit is the best option.  As posde says $150 is a bargain!

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