♦ powerful motors
♦ high & low voltage motorization options
♦ stable operating systems
The benefit of these motors the ability to install shades in existing and post-construction windows where no wiring is available to provide power to the shade. The power for these shades can be as simple as a battery wand or a rechargeable internal battery with or without a solar panel or 12v plug-in transformer. For new construction, windows can be pre-wired with low voltage wiring that terminates in a central location and connected to a power distribution panel eliminating batteries, solar panels or the need to recharge.
Somfy 12 Volt Sonesse 30 Rechargeable speed adjustable motor offers the same power as a standard 120VAC basic motor with a charge that lasts 18 months. This provides enough power to raise and lower a shade to cover Example: patio door (72″ x 86″). The motor incorporates a Lithium Ion battery internally eliminating all wires and external power sources.
All 12 vdc powered shades work with Amazon Echo, Google Home, Control4 and others with the installation of a smart hub+app
Somfy Sonesse Ultra 50 24Vdc Speed Adjustable RTS Motors are the QUIETEST and STRONGEST motors available in the low voltage line.
Simple low voltage wiring is all that’s required to provide power. Single shades can be powered with a wall transformer, multiple shades with a desk-top transformer and for new home or renovated spaces wiring can be run to a central location, connected to a power distribution panel.
With the speed adjustable setting all the shades can be set to raise and lower at the same speed, set a ‘favorite position’ or, when connected to the MyLink and integrated into IFTT the shades can be moved automatically, timed to raise at sunrise and lower at sunset.
For more flexibility and control – a Telis sun sensor detects sun+heat and raises and lowers your shades throughout the day following the movements of the sun.
And with the MyLink+App you can control all your Somfy products from your smart devices or integrate into any home automation system INCLUDING Google Home and Amazon Echo.
Somfy Sonesse Ultra 50 120VAC RTS Motors are the QUIETEST and STRONGEST motors available in the market.
There are very few restrictions on size and a single shade can be installed as large as 156″ wide x 120″ high or 120″ wide x 156″ high. We have installations of 5 linked shades spanning 50 feet with only one Sonesse 50.
These shades need to be ‘hard-wired’ into the home although they can also be ‘plugged into’ a wall receptacle with the wiring hidden by our installers.
Other less expensive 120volt motors are available to suit clients budgets and shade requirements.
We recommend SOMFY motors for large projects. Every motorized product within the Somfy communicates using the same RTS language. Whether you have a motorized roman shade, awning, or combination of small and large roller shades, they can all be operating from the same remote the same app and Google Home and Amazon Echo.
These are supplied with either:
1) Battery wand (8 AA batteries) or Plug-in 12V wall transformer
2) Internal Rechargeable Battery with Plug-In recharger
3) Optional solar battery trickle charger eliminating the need to recharge or replace batteries.
Capable of lifting a shade @25rpm of 72″ x 72″
Control options are a 5 channel remote or E-Motion Smart Hub & NEO App for smart phone control and works with Amazon Echo, Google Home, Control4 and others.
Basic powered/motorized shades operate with an either up-stop-down controls with no feedback to the controllers telling it ‘where am I’. The Hunter Douglas PowerView system ‘talks’ to the app telling it where it is ‘visually’. In other words the visual representation of the shade on the app directly reflects where the shade is positioned in the real world. And when you position the shade on your app, the shade will arrive at that location without any further intervention. No guess work – no need to run upstairs to see if the shade is open or closed..
Do the batteries need to be replaced? The app will tell you the battery level in each of your shades.
Hunter Douglas Powerview can be integrated into all home automation system systems through the PowerView Hub.
Raise or lower your shades, dim the lights, select your music and enjoy the benefits of a smart home without the high cost of home integration systems.
Take a tour of the google videos and see what you can do, how easy it is to integrate home automation into your life, your home and your shades.
Shades of Home is a leader in providing smart home solutions with over 25 years experience installing, programming and servicing a variety of motorized window treatments. Our experienced installation and technical staff can help put together a solution that everyone in the family can use without the need of a PHD in electronics.
You’ll have the option of controlling your shades using your voice while still having the choice of using your remote control or operate your shades with your smart devices. You never loose functionality, you only add to it.
Simple integration with on line instructions and upgradable firmware allows your system to change with whatever new technology you introduce into your home.
And if you’re adding to your collection of smart shades, they are easy to add and control with all three control options.
Technology changes rapidly with new operating systems & new apps. And as you add Smart Things to your home you may decide you want to integrate them with one of these new apps or integrate them into a new home automation system.
All of our Smart Shades are future ready, for when you are. When technology changes you don’t have to change your smart shades. We have the technology that will allow you to integrate with most of the apps in the market today + what may be around the corner tomorrow.
We stay on top of changes so you don’t have to.
Why Choose Us
We always offer our clients a balance – providing the right solutions at the right price. This is based on our clients requirements, window treatment choices, window sizes, number of openings, the limitations of the various solutions and the price that each of these options carries. We will never recommend a system, just to get a sale if we BELIEVE may be problematic such as motors that are underpowered or need frequent battery replacement, that can’t be integrated with new systems, with firmware that can’t be updated etc.
We know that ‘cheaper’ is fine when purchasing something when the items are exactly the same (we are never underpriced in this scenario.) But we will NEVER try to convince a client to purchase a ‘Cheap’ product and represent it as ‘Same as’ the RIGHT product when we know it won’t provide you with what you expect in reliability, cost of operation, system stability and ease of operation.
What Client’s Say
We had old vertical blinds on sliding doors, two sets later that kept breaking, we purchased Hunter Douglas motorized shades for glass sliding doors and 3 other window. Hilary was a gem to work with, gave us a good price. Installers were friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone needing good service and good products. Thanks Hilary for making this such a wonderful experience. Hope to work with you and your team again! Catherine D.
I was in the market for shades for a new condo I had just moved in to, and ended up here. After contacting a dozen different companies, Marie was the most responsive and accommodating. I decided on motorized hunter douglas shades and they look absolutely stellar. Price point was more than competitive, installation was done professionally, and once the order was placed it arrived far sooner than I expected. If only my Wifi worked as well.
We’ve purchased from Shades of Home twice now to complete our entire home. We are extremely satisfied with both the product and installation of all of our custom drapes and shades. Marie is amazing to work with and really knows what she is doing. She is extremely professional, patient, and insightful when it comes to different trends and style options. We highly recommend Marie of Shades of Home (Oakville) to anyone looking to get custom window treatments for their home.
When we were looking for a professional designer’s touch in choosing new window coverings for our home, we chose Shades of Home because they carried brands we were interested in and offered free in home design service. It was the perfect choice for our needs! Marie came to our home with a carload of fabric samples and had a great eye for suggesting solutions. She listened to our needs and respected our ideas and helped us coordinate our blinds and drapes. We are thrilled with the results.
We recently moved into a custom-built, new home. As first time house owners, we were unsure about the style and type of window coverings that would best suit our taste and needs. Marie visited us on numerous occasions to guide us through the selection process. She was very patient despite our indecisiveness, and offered a lot of good design advice. We experienced a shipping delay with some of our blinds, but Marie was able to quickly rectify the issue. We highly recommend Marie and her team!