Seven Leading Motorisation Technologies for Curtains and Blinds

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If you’re looking to install motorised blinds or curtains, there are several different technologies and providers available for you to choose from. Choosing the right motorisation technology for you when it comes to blinds and curtains will all depend on your set-up, budget, and of course, your individual style.

The most important thing to ensure while looking for motorised blinds or curtains, is that you’re working with highly experienced technicians when it comes to installation. This includes an in-depth knowledge of setting up blind concealment, recessed curtain tracks and all accompanying electrical wiring.

Here at Rolletna, we take the time to work with you to review your plans and recommend the right automation solution for you. So give us a call before you get going with your project!

To get you started with the research side of things, we’ve come up with a list of 7 leading technologies for you to consider for your next motorised blinds or curtains project.

Somfy

Somfy has a multitude of different options when it comes to blind and curtain motorisation technology, making them a key player in the industry. These all provide their own unique benefits including sleekness of design, ‘silent’ operation and ease of control with either a remote or a phone app. Somfy originates from France and has production facilities all over the world. This has been a huge advantage during Covid as production could switch between Poland, France and Tunisia to maintain supply.

Somfy prides itself on the quality of their product and the expertise of their people. The ‘Somfy Experts’ receive specialised motorisation training so they are well-equipped to service your individual needs.

Somfy offer a five year warrant standard warranty however if you choose to use the Somfy Electrical team the warranty is extended by a further two years to become a seven year warranty.

Forest

Forest has 3 key motorisation technologies on offer specifically for curtains. If you’re looking for a decorative design (rather than something that blends in), Forest offers something they call MRS, which is a steel-finished, elegantly styled curtain rod system. Forest originates in Denmark; a country renowned for its design excellence.

Alternatively, their other products are designed in a way that allows them to easily be hidden or blend in. The FMS Plus, for example, is recessed into the ceiling, making for a clean-cut design.

Alpha

Alpha specialises in tubular motors and boasts the widest range of high-quality remote controls on the market. They don’t hide behind the fact motors are all made in China.

Alpha’s track record in terms of the performance of their motorisation technology is very impressive. Their confidence in their technology has led to them offering a 7 year replacement warranty on their products, 2 years longer than other suppliers.

Jai Products

Jai Products offers both wired and battery motorisation technologies for their blinds and curtains. They are proudly 100% Australian owned and distribute their products across both Australia and New Zealand.

With 60 years in the industry, they have a lot of experience to draw from in order to help you find the best motorisation solution for you.

Rollease

Rollease are all about automation for maximum comfort. Their Automate ® smart technology has the capability to adapt on its own, making incremental adjustments in order to achieve optimum set up. This includes operating based on changes in the weather, lighting, and being more energy efficient with the option of using solar panels to charge their batteries. Rollease is an Australian company however their motors are all made in China.
Becker Automation
Becker Automation is well-known for their commitment to (and love of) the science behind motorisation technology for blinds, curtains and more. Becker originates in Germany.

They offer 3 different types of motors: mechanical, electronic and radio. Each of these present their own benefits, depending on the features that are most important to you.

Mechanical motors are more basic than other options, with hard-wired integration, making them perfect when connecting to an overall Building Management System. Electronic motors are more advanced, making them simpler to install and faster to adjust, if required. Radio motors are the most advanced option in the range available, programmable via remote control, and do not require central, control point wiring.

Nice

Nice use their motorisation technology to ‘change how you live’ and are committed to providing affordable luxury in the home. Nice originates from Italy. Whilst it has a good offering for roller blind automation, its main focus in Australia is on gates.

They offer top of the range features for operating your new blinds and curtains.

Looking into the technologies available to you is a great way to kick off your research into blind or curtain motorisation. That being said, with so many options available, the most important part is working with an experienced technician who can give you expert advice. That’s why we recommend reaching out to our design consultants at Rolletna, prior to starting your project.

Once you decide on the motorisation tech you want to use, working with an experienced and knowledgeable installer is a must. Each of the technologies available have their own, unique properties when it comes to installation and operation. This includes blind concealment, recessed curtain tracks and all the electrical wiring that goes along with them. By working with technicians with advanced know-how in blinds and curtains motorisation, you’re guaranteed to have a finished product that you love, and ties in seamlessly with your home.

There are lots of things you’ll need to consider before you hit the installation phase of your motorised blinds and curtains, so why not start with some guidance from the experts at Rolletna? Our technicians are all trained and certified to install the products and brands above. As such, you can rest assured that you are in good hands!

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