Motorized Shade Controls

So many shade control options from Insolroll… from the simple to the sublime.

Motorized window shade control options

Will you have a single motorized shade or a houseful? Do you have a large home with a home automation system? Are you outfitting a commercial building with many motorized shades? Understanding the scope and use of motorized window treatments will help Insolroll recommend the perfect solution for your application.

Radio Technology Somfy (RTS) revolutionizes home comfort

Radio Technology Somfy® (RTS) is Somfy’s exclusive control platform which enables users to adjust motorized interior window coverings and outdoor patio shades from virtually anywhere inside or outside the home.

Set up customized solutions designed to create ambiance and bring designs to life, providing the ultimate combination of luxury and energy efficiency! RTS is offered with a variety of control options:

Insolroll motorized window shade control

  • Hand-held remotes
  • Wireless wall switches
  • Table-top controls
  • Mobile device control
  • Voice control
  • Timers
  • Wind sensors
  • Sun sensors
  • Third-party home automation systems

How RTS works

Simply press a button on a remote control or wireless wall switch to send out a radio wave signal to move any motorized Insolroll® interior or Oasis® outdoor shade with ease. No need to point or aim the remote, RTS is omnidirectional and operates reliably at a distance of 20 feet (up to 65 feet under optimal conditions). Just like a garage door opener, the radio waves travel through walls, making control of motorized shades easier than ever.

Benefits of using RTS

  • Omnidirectional signal–travels through walls making shade control easy. You don’t have to be in the same room as your motorized shade, or aim control devices at them in order to operate.
  • Features Somfy’s exclusive “my” function, which lets you program a preferred position for shades so they can be easily moved with the touch of a button.
  • No extra wires for control are needed.
  • Operates with simple voice commands by adding the Somfy myLink™ and your voice control assistant.


Shade control flexibility

  • Mix and match controls as you wish
  • Change user preferences anytime with simplified programming
  • Build a home automation system gradually. Start with a motorized patio shade, then add interior shades later. If you go big, you can also integrate your RTS motorized shades with third-party home automation systems.
  • RTS adapts easily to changes in your interior layout–add control points or move them at will.

Peace of mind

  • RTS has secure operation with a rolling code to reduce interference with other radio products
  • With RTS, you can automate your motorized shade operation and control products even when away from home, through the use of the Somfy myLink interface.

Switching by 3rd party lighting control or building management system

Insolroll offers open architecture shade control that allows for easy wireless or wired interface with virtually all brands of control systems.

Radio remote control

Special built-in radio remote control motors simplify wiring, as the motors can be plugged into an outlet located near the head of the window.

Handheld transmitter options

Radio motor transmitter
Single channel transmitter
water-proof 5 channel transmitter
5 channel outdoor patio transmitter*
water-proof single channel radio transmitter
Single channel outdoor patio transmitter*
multi channel radio transmitter
5 channel transmitter

*Patio transmitters are water proof for exterior use.

Wall-mount transmitter options

In-wall wireless switches are available in white, ivory, and black. Two-, Three-, and Four- channel switches are available. Clear button labels simplify switch operation for the user. 56 clear labels are included with each switch to customize appearance. Custom engraved labels are available as well. Call for complete list of engraved labels. 

Single channel radio wall transmitter
1-channel in-wall transmitter

Black 5 channel radio wall transmitter
5-channel in-wall transmitter

Ivory 5 channel radio wall transmitter
5-channel in-wall transmitter

24-hr radio timer control
24-hour radio timer control

Surface mount single channel wall transmitter
Surface mount single channel wall transmitter

Universal radio remote control receiver

The Universal radio receiver is ideal for applications where line-of-site required for infrared remote control is difficult. Radio remote control is convenient and simplifies wiring by eliminating switch legs. The Universal remote receiver is used with 110 V STD-AC and IQM-AC motor instead of using radio motors. These motors are narrower and used on windows too narrow for radio motors.

built-in radio receiverMotor with built-in radio receiver

Simply supply 110 volt AC power (1.6 Amps) to the motor and you are ready to roll. The transmitters have a range up to 65′. Our new built-in radio receiver incorporates the same radio technology and features as the Universal receivers.

Somfy myLink array devices and logos
Somfy myLink™: powerful RTS enhancement

Adding Somfy’s myLink to your RTS system opens up a world of lifestyle possibilities.

  • WiFi to RTS bridge
  • App-based control
  • Scenes and Schedules
  • Integration-ready
  • Voice Control

Somfy’s myLink works with your home’s WiFi, translating WiFi mobile device and voice commands into RTS signals to control your shades.

Control motorized shades with your favorite mobile or voice-control device

Simply add our myLink WiFi-to-Radio Technology interface and switch shades easily from any smartphone, tablet, or voice control assistant platform.

Tablet and smartphone wireless shade control

The advent of tablets and smartphones brought with it the reinvention of home lighting and motorized window shade control. Now, powerful, value-packed options for switching everything in the home are available through apps for iOS and Android platforms. Use your tablet or smartphone, as well as laptop and desktop computers to operate your Insolroll Radio Motor shades with ease, and lots of functionality options.

Learn more about tablet and smartphone wireless shade control

MyLink WiFi app control provides functionality and convenience in the palm of your hand

smartphone iphone motorized shade remote myLink

  • Control for up to 16 channels per myLink from iOS and Android devices
  • Join multiple myLinks together for multi-zone control
  • Automate window coverings with Scenes and Schedules- automate motorized applications on a seven day schedule so you can effortlessly enjoy their many benefits
  • Supports Up, Down, “my”, and Stop commands
  • Plug-and-play installation
  • Multiple users
  • Remote access- Activate shades, schedule and scenes, even when you’re away from home with a single tap, to maximize the many lifestyle benefits they provide, such as energy savings, UV protection and privacy.
  • Voice control via Amazon Alexa and more!
  • myLink Dimensions: 4.11″ long x 2.23″ wide x 1.52″ high
  • iOS Version: 6 and higher
  • Android Version: Jelly Bean and higher

Getting started is a snap!

  • Easy setup wizard
  • Free app for iOS and Android:

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Somfy voice control

Voice Control Devices

Voice control options for shades and many other home devices and systems are changing almost daily. Virtually all Insolroll motorized shade options can be controlled by various voice control platforms, whether for single shade or whole-home systems.

hard wired wall switch

Hard-wired switches and relays

Switch operation allows individual control for convenience of each office occupant or group control for operating all shades per exposure or building zone.

3-position switch

Variety of colors and styles

  • Three-position switches (up/off(center)/down).
  • Available in multiple styles and colors to match decor.
  • Special Keyed Switches available for locations where operations of shades is limited to authorized personnel.

Insolroll offers several styles of 3-position switches designed for 110V AC directional motors used in most window treatments. All switches have a 15 amp rating and are UL-Recognized.

*Important Note: 110 V AC motors cannot be wired in parallel. Each motor requires a separate run of 14/3 AWG to a separate pole of a switch or relay.

Hard-wired rocker switch
Rocker Switch
Hard-wired designer wall switch
Designer Switch
hard-wired wall switch
Standard wall switch
hard-wired key switch
Key Switch

Standard switches

  • Maintained or momentary
  • Single or double pole
  • Color: white only
  • 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-gang plates available

Designer Switches

  • Maintained or momentary
  • Single or double pole
  • Colors: white, ivory, or almond
  • 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4- gang plates available

Toggle switches

  • Maintained or momentary
  • Single or double pole
  • Colors: white or ivory
  • 1- or 2-gang plates available

Key switches

  • Special Keyed Switches available for locations where operations of shades is limited to authorized personnel.
  • Automatic control can be accomplished using hard-wired switching devices or wireless switching devices.
  • Color: Gray/Silver