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Hunter Douglas Motorized Blinds – FAQ – Part 1

Hunter Douglas Motorized Blinds – FAQ – Part 1

Motorized Blinds Bedroom - Enjoy the ultimate convenience and ease of control for bed room blinds. Adjust light and privacy using mobile app

Hunter Douglas Motorized Blinds allow you to operate your shades and blinds by the touch of a button. Use a remote control or swipe a finger on your mobile device app—phone or tablet.

Want to use voice commands? Yes, you can do that using Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant.

Hunter Douglas motorized blinds uses a meticulous design, a technology par excellence.

What do I need for Hunter Douglas Motorized Blinds?

The main components are:

Scenario 1 – You want to operate blinds and shades from your mobile devices or voice commands

  • Blind or shade with a motor
  • Power source
  • PowerView Hub
  • Remote Module
  • Mobile app
  • Repeater
  • Scene controller

Scenario 2 – You want to operate a Stand-alone blind

  • Blind or shade with a motor
  • Power source
  • Remote Module
Motorized Blinds Kitchen - Silhouette Blinds in the Kirchen Area using Motorized Control System. Use the mobile app to operate the shade
Motorized Blinds Kitchen – Silhouette Blinds in the Kirchen Area using Motorized Control System. Use the mobile app to operate the shade

Why do I need a Hub for Hunter Douglas electric blinds?

PoverView Hub sits at the center of the proprietary wireless network. If you plan to operate the shades using the app on your mobile device, phone or tablet, or voice commands, you need a hub.

Hub connects to your home Wi-Fi router—using wire or wirelessly.

When you tap on your mobile device or press a remote button, the command goes over Wi-Fi to the router and the associated hub. The hub then relays the command out to the shade or blind.

With a hub, you have the ability to add automated scenarios to your window coverings—open at 6 AM or close at sunset.

Motorized Blinds MasterBed - Get the smart hub for your window shades Operate the shade from your mobile app or voice commands using the hub
Motorized Blinds MasterBed – Get the smart hub for your window shades Operate the shade from your mobile app or voice commands using the hub

You can also add personal favorites—shades come part way or blind slats open or close depending on the time of the day.

Hub stores all those preferences and user-driven control settings. Hub allows you to control window coverings from anywhere in the world using the internet connection-Remote connect.

Do I need a hub for a stand-alone motorized window covering?

You may not need a hub for a stand-alone motorized window covering.

Let’s say you have a window that is up high in the living room area or a skylight window on the kitchen roof. Motorized blind is the ideal solution for those situations.

If this is the only blind or shade that you plan to get motorized, then you may not need a hub. A motorized blind with a remote to operate will do.

Motorized Blinds Stairs - Stair landing window blinds are hard to reach. Motorized control using remote touch of a button is the ideal solution
Motorized Blinds Stairs – Stair landing window blinds are hard to reach. Motorized control using remote touch of a button is the ideal solution

Do Hunter Douglas automated shades need your Wi-Fi network?

For you to operate the shades from a mobile app or voice, Hunter Douglas PowerView Hub needs to connect to your home Wi-Fi router. For stand-alone motorized blind, Wi-Fi is not needed.

Hunter Douglas automated shades enable Smart Home Living. To enable the true benefits of Smart Shades / Smart Home Living, the motorization components need to communicate with each other within a home.

How do blinds communicate with each other?

All components of Hunter Douglas motorized blinds share a common network-proprietary wireless Radio Frequency enabled network.

To use a motorized component from Hunter Douglas, the foremost task is to pair the component into the proprietary network.

We first pair the devices together. Now, all devices share a common and unique network. That allows them to communicate with each other.

Motorized Blinds Bedroom - Enjoy the ultimate convenience and ease of control for bed room blinds. Adjust light and privacy using mobile app
Motorized Blinds Bedroom – Enjoy the ultimate convenience and ease of control for bed room blinds. Adjust light and privacy using mobile app

How do you operate the shades over Wi-Fi?

You swipe a finger on the Hunter Douglas app on your mobile device or use a voice command.

The command uses Wi-Fi in your home to communicate with the Hunter Douglas hub through a router. The hub can then operate the shade or blind—provided you pre-paired the shade in the hub’s proprietary network.

Free In-Home Consulting

We offer FREE In-Home Consulting, so that you get to know all about the Hunter Douglas Motorized Blinds. Are you ready to see the hand samples of modern day window covering choices?

We discuss the project requirements and unlock the door of tomorrow’s smart shades/smart home for you.

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Motorized blinds are made by the leading supplier in the window coverings industry—Hunter Douglas

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