Eve Systems has today announced that MotionBlinds, the smart technology for window coverings by Coulisse, will add Eve MotionBlinds motors with Apple HomeKit technology starting from early 2022.
Eve MotionBlinds are the first motors on the market to support Thread, drastically simplifying installation, automation, and control of motorized blinds. Starting with roller blinds, Eve MotionBlinds will be distributed through a network of Coulisse resellers.
“With the integration of Thread, Coulisse and Eve take a head start on the connected home future that awaits the blinds industry,” says Christiaan Roetgering, owner and CEO of Coulisse.
Eve MotionBlinds don’t need a proprietary bridge and support both Bluetooth and Thread, setup is super easy: simply scan the HomeKit setup code with your iOS device. If a Border Router is present, which for HomeKit over Thread is HomePod mini or the new Apple TV 4K, Eve MotionBlinds will join the Thread network automatically.
Eve MotionBlinds require an iPhone or iPad with the latest version of iOS/iPadOS 14 or later. Controlling HomeKit-enabled accessories automatically and away from home requires a HomePod or an Apple TV (4th generation or later) as a home hub.