Take control of shades and awnings with your phone
While insulating walls is a key factor in energy savings, shutters and sun screens can function as dynamic insulation to help make your home more comfortable and save energy.
When they're motorized, its even easier for these home elements to preserve heat in the home.
In this video from Greenbuild 2014, Tom Shearer, commercial sales for Somfy Systems Inc., discusses the latest developments in motorized shading systems, including the new myLink remote control system.
The myLink™ puts users in control, enabling them to effortlessly operate their RTS motorized blinds, drapes, shades, awnings, screens and rolling shutters instantly with an easy-to-use, free and intuitive app whether they are at home or out and about. It works with any existing or new RTS installation to maximize the benefits of motorized products, such as energy savings, privacy, and comfort using a convenient on-the-go app. The myLink is “plug and play”; the device plugs into any standard wall outlet and uses WiFi so there’s no need to plug it into an existing router allowing for flexible installation locations. The myLink app does not require a costly monthly subscription, yet offers a range of features and benefits such as scheduling, scenes and remote control.
The myLink offers many flexible options such as individual control, group control, schedules, and scenes. It also includes the exclusive Somfy MY feature, which allows users to access a preferred product position without having to fine tune it each time. The myLink features five channels to control up to five individual motorized applications or five groups of motorized applications with one myLink. The myLink is also scalable, which makes it easy to add additional devices should more than five channels be needed. Installation is guided by an intuitive setup wizard to pair the myLink to motorized products, create timed events and scenes. It doesn’t require any additional hardware or software and is ready to use in few short moments.
During winter months you can program your shutters, sun screens or even motorized blinds to close at dusk in case the temperature drops significantly and you're not at home... The heat is kept in.
In the summertime you can program the blinds to come down during the hottest times of the day, or as soon as the temperature rises, keeping the home cool and limiting the use of air conditioning.
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