Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

3388 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1806

Spark NZ

Topic # 220295 3-Aug-2017 21:33
Send private message

I'm going to go with thermal blockout roller blinds for 4 of the narrow (530w*1430h) windows in my lounge and I'd be nuts to not have them motorised with remote controls.


So far that's easy... The remote control however is an RF one, not IR...


If it was IR, I could use a learning remote or RM3 to integrate with the home automation controller... Given these are RF, I think the simple option would be to get a spare remote (or the RF wall unit) and graft on something to the button contacts ... Something like a Zwave shutter controller ( )


However, W-wave gear is pricey... Is there another simple option to expose the blind up/down to an automation system? Something that could integrate with HAbridge perhaps?


Any and all suggestions welcome... (including for specific battery powered blind motors)


Cheers - N



Create new topic


1556 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 401


  Reply # 1836863 3-Aug-2017 21:37
Send private message

RM pro does RF.

If you can get it to go (I couldn't).

3388 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1806

Spark NZ

  Reply # 1836866 3-Aug-2017 21:42
Send private message

Thanks for that ... obvious solution and certainly worth trying first for the low cost. Ordering now. ..

Unless someone has an rm pro they aren't using and want to sell

Cheers N


3388 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1806

Spark NZ

  Reply # 1836888 3-Aug-2017 22:35
One person supports this post
Send private message

Well, my legendary patience wins out again... Since no-one offered a cheap second hand RM Pro within 45 minutes I have ordered a motorised blind insert and RM Pro...


Thanks for the pointer. Looks like exactly the right solution. Might have to also look at a motorised curtain rail to complete the automation of the media room.


Cheers - N



Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47

Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39

UAV Traffic Management Trial launching today in New Zealand
Posted 12-Dec-2017 16:06

UFB connections pass 460,000
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:26

The Warehouse Group to adopt IBM Cloud to support digital transformation
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:22

Dimension Data peeks into digital business 2018
Posted 11-Dec-2017 10:55

2018 Cyber Security Predictions
Posted 7-Dec-2017 14:55

Global Govtech Accelerator to drive public sector innovation in Wellington
Posted 7-Dec-2017 11:21

Stuff Pix media strategy a new direction
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:37

Digital transformation is dead
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:31

Fake news and cyber security
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:27

Dimension Data New Zealand strengthens cybersecurity practice
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:27

Epson NZ launches new Expression Premium Photo range
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:26

Eventbrite and Twickets launch integration partnership in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:23

New Fujifilm macro lens lands in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:16

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.