Best motorized blinds / shades with Indigo integration

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Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:18 pm
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Best motorized blinds / shades with Indigo integration

So.. I am getting the request to install automated blinds from my Wife! :D

I have scoured the forums and know there are many different options.

I was hoping to do full wireless with perhaps a solar panel on the window side if the blind to keep the battery charged, running power and signal to the Locations would be a PITA.

Looks like $omfy with the RTS to Zwave control would be an option, as well as Perrys Lutron plugin, I already have an RFXCOM TX unit so Rollertroll are an option as well.

Ideally there would be to have a manual wall control switch as well for ease of use and don the road when we sell.

Looking for comments / suggestions from fellow Indigoers who may have gone down this road. Any advice / recommendations is greatly appreciated. looking at automating at least 6 windows.

Thanks!

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Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:46 am
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Re: Best motorized blinds / shades with Indigo integration

I’ve an unpublished Somfy MyLink plugin written; I believe the up/down/stop/‘My’ features work, but I wrote it for someone else.

Happy to update if necessary.


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Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:10 am
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Re: Best motorized blinds / shades with Indigo integration

I'm using Somfy Z-wave shades on 4 different windows in my home. No need for a bridge, but getting them properly set up in Indigo was a bit dodgy. They work fine with Indigo or with the included manual control.

Running Indigo 7.4 on a 27" iMac (mid-2017), 40G memory, 1T Fusion Drive, OS X 10.15.1
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Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:54 pm
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Re: Best motorized blinds / shades with Indigo integration

I’ve been using rfxcom with standard Somfy RTS and rollertrol - about 4 blinds and an external awning. If you have the rfxcom - the wall penetrating power of that unit is a big differentiator. If your shades are inside and well covered by Z-wave - probably not a big deal.

Set up of rollertrol is a little more complex on rfxcom.

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Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:37 pm
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Re: Best motorized blinds / shades with Indigo integration

Honestly, Lutron shades are head and shoulders above Somfy, IMO. The Lutron controls are rock solid, and the shades themselves are an order of magnitude quieter than anything else I've ever looked at.

But you pay for it.

joe (aka FlyingDiver)
my plugins: http://forums.indigodomo.com/viewforum.php?f=177

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Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:49 pm
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Re: Best motorized blinds / shades with Indigo integration

FlyingDiver wrote:
Honestly, Lutron shades are head and shoulders above Somfy, IMO. The Lutron controls are rock solid, and the shades themselves are an order of magnitude quieter than anything else I've ever looked at.

But you pay for it.



Are you using Perrys plugin to control from indigo?

Edit, I guess not as I just searched and noticed your plugin :oops:

What should I be requesting on the quote from Lutron to interface to Indigo?
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Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:56 pm
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Re: Best motorized blinds / shades with Indigo integration

Korey wrote:
FlyingDiver wrote:
Honestly, Lutron shades are head and shoulders above Somfy, IMO. The Lutron controls are rock solid, and the shades themselves are an order of magnitude quieter than anything else I've ever looked at.

But you pay for it.



Are you using Perrys plugin to control from indigo?


I'm using the Lutron plugin (which I'm maintaining).

joe (aka FlyingDiver)
my plugins: http://forums.indigodomo.com/viewforum.php?f=177

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Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:18 am
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Re: Best motorized blinds / shades with Indigo integration

I got Bali cellular motorized shades which have z-wav built in. Work great and we're easy to integrate into Indigo. If you got a Costco membership you can order them online through Costco.

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Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:21 am
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Re: Best motorized blinds / shades with Indigo integration

Korey wrote:
Edit, I guess not as I just searched and noticed your plugin :oops:

What should I be requesting on the quote from Lutron to interface to Indigo?


Depends on what you're using to control the shades in the first place. If just local control with Pico remotes, a Caseta Smart Bridge will do the job.

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my plugins: http://forums.indigodomo.com/viewforum.php?f=177

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