Most products can be motorised. It is also possible to install wind and sun sensors for blinds where necessary. It is best to install such products at the time of building, but retro-fitting is always possible.
We use Somfy motors for all our motorisation. Somfy is regarded as the most reliable blind motor on the market. The Somfy motors carry a five-year guarantee.
The control of the product can be by a switch mounted on the wall or by remote control. It is possible to control a bank of products with one remote control or switch. All motors have limit switches to ensure effective operation.
Details for the various products are as follows:
Roller Blinds: The motor fits neatly into the tube and cannot be seen. 220V and Li-Ion battery motors are available.
50mm Aluminium, Lantex, Tecwood and Timber Venetian Blinds: The motor fits neatly into the headrail and cannot be seen. 220V and Li-Ion battery motors are available. Both Tilt and Lift function are motorised.
Awnings: The motor fits neatly into the barrel and operates off 220V. Sun and Wind sensors are sometimes recommended in high wind areas, to protect the awning and the motor.
Vertical Blinds: Not available.
Panel Track: These can be motorised with a transformer required.
Shutters: Individual panels can be motorised. These run off a battery without any local power source required and suitable where shutters are installed in hard to reach areas.