How our smart window coverings work

Curious about how exactly Smartblinds work? We will explain it to you as briefly and clearly as possible in the steps below. Would you rather see the video in which one of our employees tells you exactly what Smartblinds are and how they work? Then scroll down!

What are Smartblinds?
Smartblinds are smart home window blinds that can be fully customised. Smart window blinds are window coverings that you can control in a smart way. This includes, for example, smart control via a smart home app such as the Apple HomeKit app. It is also possible to control your smart window blinds with voice commands via Siri, for example. Window coverings from Smartblinds have a wireless built-in motor, hence the name electric or automatic window blinds. The motor has a rechargeable battery that doesn't need to be powered by mains electricity. You only need to recharge the motor a few times a year with the included USB-C cable.
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How do Smartblinds work?
Smartblinds offer an awful lot of possibilities. Only manual operation is a thing of the past with smart window blinds. With Smartblinds, you control your window coverings via your smartphone, your voice or the accompanying pull cord. Besides these control options, Smartblinds also offers the possibility of setting up automations. Think for example of timers that make sure your window blinds open and close automatically at certain times.
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How you connect your Smartblinds to your smartphone depends on the type of product and the type of motor you choose. There are on 3 different motors, each with their own connection options.

Bluetooth motor

Motionblinds Bluetooth motor

The Motionblinds Bluetooth motor is the 'basic' version of the motors. You can pair this motor with your smartphone via the Motionblinds Bluetooth app. Via your smartphone, you can control your blinds indoors (Bluetooth range of about 10 metres). In addition, you can save timers on the motor, which also function when you are not at home. In combination with a Motionblinds Wi-Fi bridge you can connect the motor to all smart home/domotica platforms, except Apple HomeKit.

*This motor variant is available for roller blinds, duo roller blinds, honeycomb blinds and the curtain track.

Smart motor

Eve Motionblinds smart motor

The Eve Motionblinds smart motor is the 'smart' version of the Motionblinds Bluetooth motor. This motor connects directly to Apple HomeKit, so you can set up automations and scenes in combination with other devices. For using platforms other than Apple HomeKit, we recommend using the Motionblinds Bluetooth motor in combination with a Motionblinds Wi-Fi bridge.

*This motor is still only available for honeycomb blinds, and will be replaced by the Eve Motionblinds Matter motor as soon as possible.

Matter motor

Eve Motionblinds Matter motor

Finally, we have our newest motor, the Eve Motionblinds Matter motor. Besides Thread, this motor is also supported by the Matter protocol. This allows you to connect this motor directly to all major smart home platforms, without the need for a bridge. To control these motors, all you need is a smart hub with Matter & Thread support.

*This motor is available for roller blinds and day and night blinds and will also become available for honeycomb blinds and the curtain track.

How to connect Smartblinds to your smartphone?
You install Smartblinds via a QR-Code located on the tassel (bottom piece of your cord). Through Apple's home app, you can scan this QR-Code right away and follow the steps. Do you have Google Home, Amazon Alexa or another smart home platform? Then you will need to connect via the MotionBlinds Wi-Fi Bridge. As this pairing process is a bit more complicated, we will take you through this step by step. You can find these on our compatibility page.
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Smart home options
As you have read above, there are several ways to control your Smartblinds. It is also possible to link your Smartblinds to other smart devices and create smart scenes with these devices. Want to know more about this? Then click on the link below.
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At Smartblinds, you will find window blinds in all shapes, sizes and colours. There is always a product that fits you and your home perfectly. Would you like to see the fabric and colour at home? Then order free samples to make sure you make the right choice! You will receive the samples in your mailbox within a few working days.
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