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Imagine being able to control your electric blinds just by using your voice – well now you can! Our Somfy electric blinds can be connected to an Alexa enabled device via a Somfy TaHoma hub, giving you hands-free control of your blinds. Furthermore, if you have other Somfy applications in your home, such as light and heating systems, you can control those in unison with your electric blinds via simple voice commands.

Here’s an overview of how electric blinds can be controlled using Alexa. 

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Connect Alexa to Somfy TaHoma

The easiest way to set up your Somfy electric blinds with Alexa is by using the Somfy TaHoma hub. Somfy TaHoma is a smart hub that is connected to your wifi network and allows you to control all compatible devices within your home, including your electric blinds.

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Steps to connect your Somfy hub to Alexa:

  1. Make sure your Somfy blinds are compatible with Alexa. You can check this by looking at the product specifications or contacting Somfy customer support.
  2. Download the Somfy MyLink app on your smartphone and create an account.
  3. Connect your Somfy MyLink hub to your Wi-Fi network and pair it with your Somfy blinds using the app.
  4. Enable the Somfy MyLink skill in the Alexa app by going to Skills & Games and searching for “Somfy MyLink.” Then, click “Enable” and sign in with your Somfy MyLink account information.
  5. Discover your Somfy MyLink devices by saying “Alexa, discover devices” or by going to Devices in the Alexa app and clicking “Discover.”
  6. Once Alexa has discovered your Somfy MyLink devices, you can control them using voice commands. For example, you can say, “Alexa, open the living room blinds” or “Alexa, close the bedroom blinds.”

Note: The exact steps may vary slightly depending on the specific model of Somfy blinds and the version of the Alexa app you’re using. Be sure to consult the manufacturer’s instructions and the Alexa app for more detailed guidance.

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Using Somfy TaHoma with Alexa

Somfy TaHoma allows you to set up ‘Scenarios’ which control groups of blinds. For example, you might set up a Scene called ‘Going Out’ which closes all of the blinds and turns off the lights in the house. You can also set up scenarios for days of the week if you want your blinds closed at different times at the weekend than during the working week. Furthermore, if you have compatible sensors for sunlight and temperature, you can set your blinds to close when a particular room gets too hot, or you require more shade.

Once your electric blinds are set up via the Somfy TaHoma hub and your scenarios are programmed in, you can connect your Amazon Alexa device to the system. First add the blinds via the Alexa app under ‘Devices’ and enable it via the ‘Skills’ menu. Once you’ve logged into your Somfy account and the two systems are connected, the ‘Scenes’ that you set up in the Somfy TaHoma app will appear, and you will be able to turn them on or off just by asking Alexa. For example, ‘Alexa, turn on Going Out.’

 

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Remote Access

The Somfy TaHoma hub is accessed from your smartphone or tablet using the TaHoma app. Simply log in to see the status of all of your smart home devices and their various pre-set ‘Scenes’. From here, you can edit the settings as required, or control your blinds in real-time. This is especially useful if you had forgotten to close your blinds or turn off the lights before you left the house – simply log on and control everything on your way to work!

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Ultimate Convenience

Once your Somfy TaHoma hub and Alexa device have been connected, you’ll be able to control your blinds without even having to pick up your phone. Simply say ‘Alexa’ to wake up your device and then say a command. This could be ‘Alexa, open kitchen blinds.’  Or perhaps you could say ‘Alexa, turn on Goodnight’ to activate an evening setting that closes all of the blinds and turns off all of the lights in the house.

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Find Out More

If you wish to operate your blinds with Somfy and Alexa, please ensure you tell us prior to ordering, so that we can ensure you are supplied with the correct motors for you to set up your smart home after installation.  If you would like to find out more about our Alexa electric blinds get in touch with our friendly team of electric blinds experts – call 02381 290120 or email sales@theelectricblindcompany.co.uk.