Smart Motorized Blinds and Shades Our range of smart shades don’t require an additional Z-Wave to RTS module to connect to a home automation system; they come with a Z-wave antenna built in.There are many benefits to having smart blinds and shades in your home: Control your blinds and shades from a mobile device. Smart shades and blinds make it easy for you to open and close blinds and shades on hard-to-reach windows. You can make your home more secure by opening and closing blinds — deterring theft even when you’re not home. Smart blinds and shades let you get rid of the cords and ties, which pose a hazard for small children. Until now, however, getting smart blinds and shades to work with an automated home system has been difficult — until the introduction of Z-Wave motorized window shade technology by Graber, and full product testing and integration by ZebraBlinds.com!How Z-Wave Technology Is Changing the Smart Home Game Graber’s Z-Wave motors use the Z-Wave communication protocol, which is used by many smart home hubs and automated devices, including Samsung SmartThings. Z-Wave technology works seamlessly with smart home devices and allows integration between multiple products and manufacturers. Z-Wave communication gives you the ultimate level of control, and motors, designed by Graber manufactured by Somfy, are whisper-quiet, meaning you enjoy better quality home window automation. How ZebraBlinds.com Is Transforming Smart Shades and Blinds ZebraBlinds.com believes it should be easy to set up a smart home — which is why we test all the components, including hubs, motors and blinds to ensure they work together as an integrated system. We even offer free video tutorials and support to make it easy to set up your system. Normally when you try to assemble your own home automation system by buying a separate hub, motor and other automatic blind components separately, you may run into problems if you need customer support. Do you need to contact the maker of the hub? The person who created the motor? Most consumers in this situation end up being shuffled around to different manufacturers involved in just a piece of the home automation process, making for a frustrating customer service experience. Luckily, if you’ve shopped with ZebraBlinds.com and you have questions or issues about your smart home shade setup, you don’t have to worry about getting shuffled from the hub manufacturer to the motor manufacturer and back again. We’ll handle your inquiry and work to help you resolve the issue so you can get your smart blinds up and running. Shop our selection of smart blinds and shades today!If you have Venetian-style blinds and you’d like to turn them into Z-Wave Automatic blinds, your best bet would be to go with an analog servo, such as the Futaba S3003 Standard Servo. Arduino is easy to use and by using Arduino Nano and driving a standard servo to perform the actual opening or closing of the blinds, you’d be good to go. Additionally, to add Z-Wave connectivity, you might want to use a relay module, such as the Remotec ZFM-80. What’s right about this relay is that it has a manual button that will allow you to control the blinds manually as well.Can you imagine waking up and sun rays gently touching your face? In some Sci-Fi movies, you will find people not having to push buttons or roll levers for the window’s blinds to open and close up. And with the smart home technology we have today, it’s hard to imagine that people still control their window blinds manually. With creative ideas from all around the world, people make their homes smarter in a variety of different ways. However, we believe that one of the first steps one should do to make their home smarter is to automize their window blinds or shades. That’s why we’ve decided to start out our Smart Home Guide with a few ideas and tips on Z-Wave automatic blinds and shades.The Add-A-Motor D80 is powerful enough for standard roller blinds, and if you need a more robust solution, they have other models, such as the 2000 model. The motor is relatively cheap, and if you combine it with a Z-Wave power supply, you’d be able to make your house smarter. You’ll also avoid diving into complex Raspberry Pi projects. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you can’t use rPI for automation. However, with rPI it would take you more time and effort to finish the project. The Z-Wave Power supply will give you the ability to quickly and safely control the motor and the blinds you have installed.FWIW, I use Alexa through Smartthings for my Somfy motorized blinds and it works excellent. “Alexa, open the blinds”, “Alexa, close the blinds” and “Alexa, turn on tilt blinds” all work great. It’s my favorite integration to date.Graber’s Z-Wave motors use the Z-Wave communication protocol, which is used by many smart home hubs and automated devices, including Samsung SmartThings. Z-Wave technology works seamlessly with smart home devices and allows integration between multiple products and manufacturers.Like with any other DIY Smart Home project you have hundreds of opportunities and options to choose from. For example, you can even go with an IR controlled motor, put a gadget, such as the Global Cache WF2IR iTach Wi-Fi to IR to connect the motor to your Z-Wave Wi-Fi system, and your Z-Wave Automatic Blinds will be still ready to go. In this guide, we’ve decided to go for the options, which we believe are the easiest for a new Smart Home enthusiast and are well within a person’s budget. However, we’d love to hear out your ideas, thoughts, and projects in the comments below.There are quite a few options for you to choose from if you have Roller Blinds. However, if you want to stay within a budget and be able to automize your blinds simply and quickly, you should go with the roller motor and z-wave power supply solution.iblinds Make your blinds intelligent An intelligent Z-Wave blind motor that installs out of sight in existing Venetian (2″ and 2 1/2″ slatted-style) blind headrails. Use iblinds to tilt the slats open, closed or use the value slider for precise positioning of the slat tilt angle. Installation iBlinds are easy to install. You don’t need to call a contractor, buy special tools, or survive a messy remodeling project. Use your existing blinds and make them smart.The steps to automize your blinds are simple. Open up the standard Venetian blinds gearbox that is used to tilt the blinds and connect it to the servo. Mount the servo in the frame of the shades, if possible. If you prefer going wireless, make sure you find a good power supply option for your set-up. Also make sure to devise a small mount, where you can attach the battery. Otherwise, just plug the setup into the socket with an AC adapter, and you’d be good to go.Luckily, if you’ve shopped with ZebraBlinds.com and you have questions or issues about your smart home shade setup, you don’t have to worry about getting shuffled from the hub manufacturer to the motor manufacturer and back again. We’ll handle your inquiry and work to help you resolve the issue so you can get your smart blinds up and running. Shop our selection of smart blinds and shades today!Forget about messing around with operating cords. With motorized blinds and shades, you can control the light and protect your privacy just by pressing a button. And the best part? Motorized blinds and shades can work in just about any window, whether it’s way up out of reach, behind the couch, or just across the room.Motorized Blinds and Shades Adding new custom window treatments means making an investment in your home. Why not invest in cutting-edge technology? Motorized Bali blinds and shades are easy to install, simple to use, and give you complete, effortless control with the touch of a button. Now that’s brilliant.Smarter control Forget about messing around with operating cords. With motorized blinds and shades, you can control the light and protect your privacy just by pressing a button. And the best part? Motorized blinds and shades can work in just about any window, whether it’s way up out of reach, behind the couch, or just across the room.Pella launched its Insynctive smart shades in January, making this wireless shade entry the newest on our list. What Pella brings to the party is its expertise in windows: the only smart shade supplier with its between-the-glass shades or blinds – its Designer Series – for double-glass windows. (Yes, they also do standard room-sized wireless shades and blinds.)Ordering Dual Roller/Solar Shades: We do accept orders for dual shades with the z-wave motors, however it is a custom quote for the time being. If you need them please email us on our site, or PM me here for a quote. Dual shades are basically two roller shades in the same casing, one in the front and the other in the back. They are available either with no valance, or a large cassette valance only.