We are delighted to announce that one of our fantastic electric blind suppliers Somfy, is celebrating its 50th year of providing innovative home solutions to make your home life smarter! From automated blinds to smart lighting and heating, Somfy has a strong heritage in smart home products and continues to invest in innovation and engineering to ensure you have the best technology at your fingertips – or, with the introduction of voice-controlled systems, should that be at your beck and call?!
The Somfy Story
In 1969, Somfy developed its first tubular motor that enabled the hands-free operation of electric roller shutters, awnings and blinds. 28 years later, the brand integrated radio technology into its motors, allowing electric blinds to be operated using a remote control. Users were even able to control more than one smart product from a single remote.
With the dawn of the Millenium, Somfy developed wireless alarm systems. In 2010 the TaHoma interface enabled multiple devices to interact and work together, controlled from a smartphone, tablet or computer. Quieter motors appeared in our homes in 2015 and Somfy’s connected door lock, thermostat and Somfy One products were launched in 2017. In more recent years, the biggest development has been the introduction of voice-controlled blinds, heating and music for ultimate smart home convenience.
Somfy Acting For Green
With Somfy’s mission to improve the quality of your life at home, one of the brand’s key areas of focus is its pledge to better protect the environment through their systems and products. Somfy exists to help you create an energy-efficient property. They are also moving towards producing more sustainable and eco-friendly products, and they are always looking for ways to implement more eco-friendly practices through their teams and SOMFY Group sites. Take a look at the Somfy website to find out more.
Have an idea? Get Involved
Somfy is dedicated to constant innovation, and they want to hear your views and concepts. If you have a product development idea or request, submit your views via their interactive MYSomfy Lab website. You might even win a prize for your contribution!
Find Out More
Want to find out how Somfy electric blinds could work in your home? Get in touch and speak to one of our sales team. We are an official Somfy dealer and fitter. Ask us for advice on the best Somfy electric blinds for your windows.