Turning your home into a smart home can be a long and expensive process, yet once you have turned your home into the place of the Internet of Things (IoT), your life becomes much easier. Basically the idea to connect household appliances and other things to the internet, which makes it possible to connect your smartphone or tablet to the home and control anything that is online. While this normally applies to electrical items, it is possible to connect your doors and in this case window blinds using the FlipFlic system.
3-6 V Motor rotates tilting mechanism of blinds up to 60” (152 cm) wide.
Temperature sensor triggers opening/closing if it gets too hot or too cold.
Ambient light sensor detects indoor light levels and is used for managing sunlight and optionally triggering night automations for privacy.
Timer allows scheduling, sleep mode at night, wake-up in the morning.
Rechargeable LiPo battery more than 500 mAh.
Magnets for tools-free installation.
TI CC2650 SoC Bluetooth 4.0 connects FlipFlic to the app (iOS, Android) on your mobile device. ZigBee connects FlipFlic to your smart home system.
MicroUSB port for standard USB charging.
LED indicates power status (on/off), Bluetooth connectivity status, and battery recharging status.
This might seem to be a complex installation but according to the manufacturer it can be completed in three easy stages. The first thing to do is fix the solar panel to the window, connect the cable to the blind and then its just a matter of connecting the FlipFlic unit the blind, that is it! The FlipFlic will be available soon for more details go to the firms website where you can pre order one from $85.