Motorised Blinds

Motorisation has taken blinds into a new era of sophistication, convenience and functionality.

Motorisation has been one of the main driving factors behind positioning Window Treatments’ blinds and awnings as leaders in the market place.

Thanks to new technology in the motorisation industry we can now offer the option of remote controlled automation on most of our blinds and awnings.

Motorisation also eliminates the need for chains or cords and allows easy accessibility to high or difficult to reach windows. It is easily installed as retrofit** and can be integrated with home or commercial building automation systems*. At the press of a button you can lower or retract your blinds to any point, individually or as a specified room or area grouping.

Motorisation by Window Treatments is provided by electrically powered discreet and quiet tubular motors which are operated by wall mounted switch, remote control or interfaced with your building management or facade management system*. The motor is installed directly into the head rail or tube. It is compact, quiet and powerful and can operate any size blind. 

For selected blinds where electrical circuits are difficult to install we now have specialised motors powered by compact long-life batteries or rechargeable batteries. Recharging can be done simply by connecting a charger to a 240v power outlet or automatically by a small solar panel installed behind the head rail of the blind. Battery operated motorisation is also perfect for remote baches where electricity supply is limited or unavailable.

Optional timer controls and sun sensors, which can be teamed with motorisation, are of great benefit for those who like to have their furnishings protected when they are at work or away on holiday. The sun sensors will raise and lower your blinds as required to protect your carpet, furniture and artworks. With a timer control you can programme your blinds to open and shut at certain times of the day to conserve energy and reduce air conditioning requirements.

Window Treatments uses motors and control systems by French company Somfy and Li-ion Rechargeable Battery Motors from Rollease Acmeda, both of whom are considered world leaders in automated systems.

Somfy has over thirty-five years of experience in the motorisation field. Their tubular motors are some of the world’s quietest and with a radio receiver built inside, it is simply a matter of plugging them into a power point. Programming can then be managed easily with the use of the radio remote control.

The Li-ion series Rechargeable Battery Motors from Rollease Acmeda are revolutionary and as well as having the convenience and cost savings because they don’t require mains power supply, these motors can be also operated by your iPhone or smart phone providing there is a wifi service on the property.

Stress simulation tests are performed on both Somfy and Rollease Acmeda Li-ion series and their products are tested under extreme conditions. All Somfy products are certified according to current technical and safety regulations.

Window Treatments, in conjunction with Somfy and Rollease Acmeda, guarantee excellent product quality, installation and simplicity of use for all customers. Motors are guaranteed for five years.

Window Treatments can install Somfy motors or automated systems when you are remodelling or building a new home or commercial building.

Retro Fit manual roller blinds to motorised roller blinds:

Window Treatments NZ Ltd can retrofit most manual blinds and awnings with motors however this is now made much easier and at a considerably lower cost, with the launch of the new Rollease Acmeda Li-ion Rechargable Battery Motors. No mains power is required for these motors, the retrofit can be done onsite in just a few minutes and if wi-fi is present on the property, control options such as using smart phones and iPhones are possible.


Somfy automation systems and Rollease Acmeda Li-ion motors are designed to improve your comfort, security and energy efficiency – making life easier. Our customer representatives throughout New Zealand as well as our Technical Services Manager, can consult with you or your architect at planning stage for all domestic or commercial projects requiring automation.

 

Building Management Systems 

Window Treatments NZ Ltd in conjunction with Somfy can supply and install Home Automation Systems for residential applications, and Somfy Animeo Automation Commercial Systems which provides solutions for bioclimatic facades.  or install home or commercial building automation systems. Window Treatments can also interface our motorised Blinds and Awnings with most other Building Management systems in the market.


* Window Treatments does not not supply or install home or commercial building automation systems, these are available through other specialist companies.
** Some limitations may apply. Please contact our Technical Services Manager for information and advice.

 

 

 

Motorisation is available for:
Cedar Blinds
Faux Wood Blinds
Micro Blinds
Skylight Blinds
Pleated Blinds
Perma Ibiza Awnings
Venetian Blinds
Roller Blinds
Securo Interior & Exterior Blinds

 

 

 

 

Window Treatments NZ Ltd
are an
Authorised Somfy Automation Specialist

 


visit the Somfy Website

Home Management Systems

...the next generation is here...

The next generation of home automation systems*, building management and facadé management systems* are smart, reliable, easy to use and practically essential for all new quality builds.

Our Technical Services Manager consults and facilitates the installation of Window Treatments’ motorised blinds, awnings, and facadé management systems throughout New Zealand.

Commercial or domestic customers can include their blinds and awnings into their automation systems* and programme their control in a variety of ways, linking them with timers, sun and wind sensors as necessary.

Many customers are using automation systems as a further solution to sustainability and energy conservation strategies, both commercially and domestically. You can easily protect your interior furnishings by blocking the sun’s harmful rays and, if it becomes windy, your awning/s will automatically retract so no wind-gust damage can occur.

Some systems** can be accessed and controlled remotely online from anywhere in the world, by smart phone, on-site display modules and/or individual ‘intelligent’ wall switches (requires additional 3rd party applications and/or Building Management Systems).

A large number of projects Window Treatments are involved with include automation systems for security, lights, garage doors, heating, home theatre and of course blinds and awnings.

Apart from light control, sustainable strategies and security purposes, automation system controlled blinds are aesthetically pleasing. They are essential for applications such as wall to wall, floor to floor glazing as there are no cords or controls visible.

Window Treatments can motorise and integrate any blinds or awnings, apart from verticals and shutters, to automation systems*. Our highly skilled automation staff are experienced in working with all automation systems, architects, builders, electricians and technicians. For further assistance and advice on your future comfort, phone Window Treatments – we are experts in the automation field.

* Window Treatments NZ Ltd does not supply or install home or commercial management or automation systems or their associated apps, these are available through other specialist companies. We can however integrate most of our motorised products into these types of systems - please contact our Technical Services Manager for information or advice.

               
Acko Atkins
Technical Services Manager
Phone : +64 3 343 6175
Fax : +64 3 343 0277
Mobile : +64 27 439 8287
Email : acko.atkins@window-treatments.co.nz

 

Architects/Designers/Specifiers:-
Motorisation Overview (download PDF file 600KB)

Motorisation - Roller Blinds (download PDF file 1.3MB)

other Window Treatments products:

Building Management Systems 

Window Treatments NZ Ltd in conjunction with Somfy can supply and install Home Automation Systems for residential applications, and Somfy Animeo Automation Commercial Systems which provides solutions for bioclimatic facades.  or install home or commercial building automation systems, Window Treatments can also interface our motorised Blinds and Awnings with most other Building Management systems in the market.