AV suppliers tie you into a closed operating system. This means you don’t have the flexibility to alter, change or upgrade unless it is provided, installed and programmed by the AV supplier. Most importantly, you loose the flexibility of choosing from the wide variety of window treatments in the marketplace. Considering that your choice of window treatments is your first step and motorized and integrating them into a home automation system is second, choosing the right window treatments is the right first step.
You can’t come home with an Alexa or Google Home and connect it with your AV system. With SOMFY you can.
POWER YOUR SHADES WITH SOMFY
After selecting your window treatments we’ll power them with the appropriate Somfy products. Even if you select from a variety of different window treatment manufactures, once they are powered by Somfy they all operate seamlessly with existing remotes, APPS and Hub.
Adding an addition shade? Motorizing an existing shade? Adding Somfy motorization to an existing or additional shade and adding it to your Smart Devices is easy.
Somfy continually upgrades its systems to work with new technologies. Who knew that that one day you would be able to open your blinds by simply talking to Alexa, Google Home or through a number of other smart devices.
THE INTERNET OF THINGS
Technology is constantly changing and evolving. Apps are taking over from stand-alone home automation systems. We are in a plug-and-play environment where either modules or APPS can be added to a system as the client’s needs and expectations grow. How many hi-tech products are now resting an a landfill somewhere, some that you bought yourself.
AV suppliers can’t take a newly developed APP and integrate it into their system without substantial cost to the consumer. Developers don’t create APP’s for each any every AV platform. They produce APP’s that work across all the most popular smart consumer devices. Integrating into Home Automation Systems can involve a software upgrade or may require additional components. Adding components and additional software to a system that is not built to work with ‘outside’ components can leave you with an unstable system across your entire operating system.
Somfy sees a the future where consumers have the ability to add, subtract and change their needs as technology changes. An open-source system is Somfy’s strong point.
Invest in a system that gives you flexibility. Somfy gives you that.