Looking to buy possibly 8 roller blinds for the house. Very interested in battery operated as not interested in wiring and have found Lutron supplies them. Seemed a little pricey though. $600 for one large one. Also not sure how it integrates with Vera.
What do you recommend these days and is a separate controller needed to integrate with z-wave networks?
I am automating some screens on my pergola and have looked at various battery operated rollers. Have tested the ERB25 as well as the AOK25. Both are 433Mhz controlled. This works very well for my DOOYA curtains, through a RFXtrx433E, but I have trouble finding the right setting for these ERB and/or AOK rollers…
we use somfy and have a mix of roller blinds and venitian. All operate on battery wands as we did not want to wire. Easily controlled via vera so great in scenes. They were not that expensive either, under £200 each and some of them are quite large.
I got mine in the openspace with a local retailer and that was the price for non-smart blinds, but I’m OK since I rarely open them. I have two sun awnings for the panoramic window and they costed me about 500 Eur each, motor included, here in Italy. As I said, I bought the ones in my home office from Aliexpress for 500 Eur + 150 of duty fees. I was quoted 3x from my local retailer for the same configuration, and this makes sense, since they have to source them from a distributor, that source them in China So, if you’re OK with DIY and some risk, this is definitely the way to go.