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Shade Integration with Home Automation & Lighting Controls

shades integrated with home automation and lighting controls


Open Architecture Advantage for home automation shade control

Insolroll makes integration of motorized window treatments and patio shades easier and more versatile. With our Insolroll®  shade integration solutions, you can use any brand of lighting or home automation controls, and have several ways to “connect”. We can design a custom control scenario for your new construction or retrofit applications.

 Click on tabs below for details on each interface option.

Insolroll now has Oasis Patio Shades Driven by Lutron

Oasis Patio Shades Driven by Lutron provide seamless integration with Homeworks lighting controlsFor projects using Lutron Homeworks, Radio RA2, or Caséta controls, we now offer our Oasis Patio Shades Driven by Lutron. Our patio shades are now available with a Lutron Sivoia QS Electronic Drive Unit for precision control and seamless integration.

Learn more about Oasis Patio Shades Driven by Lutron

Solar screen patio shades integrated with Lutron lighting controlsControl solutions for 3rd party home automation and lighting controls

Insolroll uses Somfy AC, DC, and Battery motors and Lutron 24V Electronic Drive Units (Oasis Shades only) offers motorized shade integration solutions for the Lutron, Crestron, Control 4, Savant, Vantage and more.

Check out the different integration solutions available by clicking on each tab below:

radio interface moduleWireless radio shade control interface

16 channel radio home automation interface (RS 232/RS485)Wireless Radio Shade Control Interface

Radio motor home automation interface (up to 16 channels) 

Insolroll Motorized Solar Shades and Blackout Shades can easily connect with lighting controls or home automation systems via a radio interface module.

Radio Control Interface Options:16-channel radio home automation interface

16-channel radio home automation interfaceInsolroll offers a single channel and 16 channel radio home automation interface. The 16 channel motorized shade radio interface is designed for larger applications. If more than 16 channels is desired, a 2nd interface module can be added. The single channel model is ideal when adding a single shade motor or group of shade motors to an existing home automation system via dry contact.

1 channel radio home automation interface (dry contact)

1 channel radio home automation interface

Connection Methods from Home Automation Processor:

  • RS232/RS485 serial input
  • Dry contact
  • IR (infrared)- direct line of sight

Wireless radio shade control schematic

Wireless Radio Shade Control Interface

Somfy MyLink screenWireless wifi control interface now available

The software in our MyLink WiFi bridge product is being updated to accommodate new drivers under development by Control 4, Crestron, and Savant.  Upon these software upgrades, these control brands will be able to talk directly to the MyLink WiFi bridge which will send radio control to specified motors.

Wired RS485 shade control interface

The next generation of our RS485 motors are available for interior shades and patio shades.  Our advanced wired shade solution has simplified the wiring layout from the previous ILT platform and provides greater stand-alone programming solutions and RS485 driver connectivity with most control brands.

RS485 motors for 24V DC and 110V AC applications

Programmable motor controllers are built into the head of each window treatment motor and are linked to controls via a digital control network. The system offers seamless integration and two-way data feedback between motors and controls.

Click here to see the motor options available

Wired RS485 wiring schematic for 24V DC motors

Wired RS485 Shade Control

Advanced R485 control integration requires training and commissioning

Our RS485 Digital Control solutions can get complicated and are not recommended for small projects unless the dealer is trained on the system and integration. Contact the Insolroll sales team for RS485 training opportunities.

Large Projects are ideal for RS485 control. For dealers with limited experience, Insolroll offers a project commissioning process to insure everything is working as planned. Ask for a quote when you are pricing a project.

 Insolroll Relay imageWired shade control with relays

Our 4-wire directional AC motors can be controlled with latching relays provided by some control companies.  This was the original way to switch tubular motors 20 years ago and is still used today on some projects.