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January 20, 2023
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How to automate your roller blinds.

Motorise and automate your roller blinds with ease.

Several years ago, we were thrilled to be one of the first in Australia to bring motorised blinds to the online DIY market. Motorised roller blinds are extremely popular as they bring ease and convenience to everyday living. However, many of us are now choosing to take the extra step and automate our blinds via a home automation system. This integration creates the ultimate in convenience and luxury—hello smart blinds! —enabling us to use voice control or set up personalised routines via scenes and timers.

Smart blinds are the way of the future and easily within your reach. In this article we explain the benefits of integrating your blinds with your smart home system, how to go about it and how we can help.

What are the benefits of smart home automation?

Convenience, comfort, safety and energy management top the list as the most desired benefits of smart home automation.

Benefits of Smart Home automation infographic

Increased savings with reduced energy consumption

By motorising your blinds and integrating them with your smart home devices, your house will become more energy efficient. Set your blinds to go down during the day to keep the house cool in summer, and warm in winter. Smart Home Automation will greatly assist in reducing your energy usage, delivering savings back to the household.

Convenience & ease

Automating your blinds adds convenience to everyday living at the touch of a button or a simple voice command. Set all your blinds to go down as you leave the house or to open when you get up in the morning. High windows? No problem. Easily open and close your blinds on hard-to-reach windows whenever you want.


Set the mood for comfortable living in your home:

  • Beautiful morning outside? Say the word and watch all your blinds go up at once to reveal the world.
  • Hot afternoon sun coming in and heating the house? Simply command your blinds to go down.
  • Cold day? Set your blinds to go down at the same time the heaters go on.
  • Watching a movie? Ask for the sunscreen blinds to come down to remove the glare from the comfort of your couch.


Going on holiday? Set up your automation to open and close the blinds whilst you are away (also incorporating your lights turning on/off) to give the impression that someone is home. 


What technology do we use?

At iSeekBlinds, we use market leading Automate technology from Rollease Acmeda. We have plenty of information and resources available on our website, including a series of how-to videos which explain each product and the set-up processes involved. 

You can also visit the Rollease Acmeda website here for further information. 

Automate range of roller blind motorisation accessores

How to automate your blinds with iSeekBlinds

Motorising and automating your blinds is easy! We explain all the steps on our website, but here are the answers to some common FAQs:

How do I add motors to my new roller blinds?

Simply select “motor” as your blind control method when placing your order online. Our website will automatically select the correct motor for your blind based on the width.

I want to motorise my existing blinds. Can I do that?

Upgrading your existing roller blinds to motorised blinds is easy with our retrofit program. Once you’ve determined that your blinds are compatible, simply order the parts you need from our website then make the switch! Find out more about the process here.

How do I control my new motorised blinds?

Controlling motorised blinds is easy using the Automate Paradigm remote. The same remote can control single or multiple blinds in different zones or within the same room. The 15-channel remote is simple to program and easy to use, and you can add it to your order as you complete the buying process. FInd out more here.

How do I add my blinds to my home automation system?

To control your blinds via home automation, you will need the Automate Pulse 2 Wifi Hub. This hub connects to home networks to unlock the luxury of automated blinds. Experience customisation with scene and timer options as well as voice control via Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Apple Homekit. Find out more about the Pulse2 hub here.

How do I set up the Pulse 2 Wifi Hub in my home?

The Pulse 2 hub is a wireless controller for all motorised blinds in your home with a range of up to 30 meters. For the best results, the manufacturer recommends:

  • Medium to large homes will require more than one WiFi hub to control all blinds.
  • For an average sized 4 bedroom single-level home we suggest a 2-hub set-up for uninterrupted coverage.
  • If you have a second story it is recommended to install an additional hub on this floor to ensure a consistent signal is sent to all your motorised blinds.
  • Larger properties may require up to 5 WiFi hubs. 

For more information, please visit our website here or view the manufacturers handbook here.

Set-up of the WiFi hub is easily done using the Automate app:

  • You are in complete control of your smart blinds; can personalise daily routines, organise and group your blinds and automate your window coverings with Automate Scenes and Timers.
  • The Pulse 2 allows your blinds to adapt to your day and move with your climate, schedule, and preference, completely autonomously.
  • Simply set your preferred daily routines and watch your blinds do the rest.
  • Automate blinds can also shift with the movement of the sun, with the built-in sunrise/sunset feature, ensuring optimal, automatic sunlight and privacy control.

Modern white kitchen with double motorised roller blinds

Motorising your blinds and curtains will enable you to take home living to the next level adding ease, convenience and comfort; and bring a touch of luxury to your everyday living. By integrating them with your smart home devices, not only will it greatly assist in reducing your energy usage but prepare your home for the future. And, you’ll be surprised at just how affordable it is too!

So go ahead - open up your world of possibilities! We are here to help, and have the right products, solutions, and information to guide you on your automation journey.


Need some help? You can either Contact our customer service team or book in a free design consultation with me.


Thanks for reading!

Mike Gubby. 


*Image credits: Rollease Acmeda & iSeekBlinds
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