How to Use Alexa to Control Your Blinds

By July 9, 2019Helpful Advice, Tutorials

Tidmarsh pride ourselves on being at the forefront of technological advances in window coverings, ensuring we only offer the highest quality, cutting-edge lighting control products. As Lutron’s only Homeworks Dealer and Premier Fabricator, we can offer you the complete solution for your home.

We offer a range of products and services, from Lutron Roller Blinds and Electric Blinds and Curtains to remotely controlled lighting and audiovisual systems. Each Lutron product lends itself to different applications, and we are more than happy to recommend a product to you based on your specific needs and requirements.

As part of our helpful advice blog, today we’ll be looking at some of the ways Amazon Alexa can be used with Lutron Blinds to provide full voice control, controlling the blinds in your home or office from your voice alone; bringing the convenience of a smart home to your fingertips and lips. If you’re ready to upgrade your windows, Lutron and Tidmarsh are the multi-award winning companies to choose for great looks and even better performance. Remember, all our blinds are bespoke made for your individual requirements, and we’re always here to talk you through your needs so you get the best from your product.

How to Use Alexa to Control your Blinds

If you’re looking for something modern and luxurious, our Lutron Triathlon Roller Blinds are a contemporary and stylish window treatment that combines superior functionality with a clean and elegant aesthetic. With a three to five year battery life as standard, you’ll enjoy years of operation without the need to worry about battery replacement – hassle-free maintenance! The stylish wire-free design also means that Lutron blinds are the perfect retrofit solution for any room. The wireless operation and functionality allows for control from anywhere in the room, or even further afield!

Lutron’s newest motorised additions are their Serena Motorised Blinds, offering beauty, luxury and convenience at an affordable price. Tidmarsh offer these blinds in roller or insulating honeycomb styles, in a wide variety of fabrics and colours, all featuring industry-leading battery performance and renowned Lutron quality. The blinds can be conveniently controlled from anywhere in your home with Alexa, and the battery power means no wires, low maintenance and easy installation.

Once you’ve chosen your stylish and bespoke Lutron Blinds with Tidmarsh, we can integrate Alexa perfectly through Lutron Connect. Tidmarsh Blinds work seamlessly with Alexa to provide whole home control of your lighting and shades. You or anyone in your home can use Alexa to control multiple blinds around your home through a single voice command, giving you the ultimate in affordable convenience. Any Alexa enabled device will work with Tidmarsh Blinds, including Amazon Echo and Echo Dot.

Getting started with Alexa and Lutron is very easy. All you’ll need is a Lutron Smart Bridge, and at least one blind or shade. Install the Smart Bridge, download the Lutron app, and add your blinds. Alexa use can be set up in a few short steps, by enabling the Lutron Connect skill and asking your device to “Discover Smart Home Devices”. It only takes ten minutes to connect everything up, the shades to the app, bridge, and Alexa.

Alexa is intuitive with Lutron shades; you can use her to open the blind, close the blind, or set the blinds to a specific percentage open. You can even use natural language like “Lower the blinds”, or “Open the window a little”, and Alexa will understand. Everyone in your home will be able to control your lighting from their own voice, giving you the ultimate in lighting convenience.

You can even control Lutron Blinds with other Alexa accessories based on your routine, for example, setting up a “Good Night” scene could lower the blinds, turn off the lights and turn the thermostat down. These scenes can be activated by voice using Alexa, or by using the Lutron app. At the end of a long day, it’s so nice to be able to just crawl into bed and close the blinds, without your head even leaving the pillow. Tidmarsh and Lutron can make this happen with Amazon Alexa.

Lutron and Tidmarsh are offering the ultimate in convenience, performance, and integration. Get in touch today to find out more about how we can help you manage your home with Amazon Alexa.

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