Understanding the IOT Phenomenon
The digital age has made a lasting impact around the globe and the way we lead our lives. The ease of technology has reached our homes in the form of the Internet of Things (IOT). In progression with technology, blinds come equipped with IOT capabilities. If you are already on the grid, consider investing and installing Smart Blinds. Along with bulbs and other electrical furnishings, this may also be an extremely useful feature and a convenient option as well. While giving your home a technological upgrade, you might face some difficulties n connecting your new smart blinds to the Internet of things. The setup process may take a little linger that you think, but it is worth the wait. The entire step can be done by home and does not require professional help if the steps are followed and the measurements are right. The operation of these blinds is one that is extremely easy and requires little explanation. The procedure is quite self-explanatory.
Connecting your smart blinds in an IOT Home
Before investing in these blinds, it is important to understand what the Internet of things is. It is a machine that is used to reduce human effort and connect all devices and provide the ease of operation without manually setting up these devices. Smart blinds are merely another accessary in converting and integrating your home appliances with the internet of things.
STEP 1: Find a device (Google Home, Alexaetc.) or a smartphone that is compatible with your new smart blinds. The objective of these new blinds is to make sure a device of some sort can communicate with your blinds and allow you to use your blinds remotely. Smart blinds will only work with a device that can relay it to the internet; therefore, it is important to ensure that your house has an internet connection and a compatible device.
STEP 2: Make sure that the smart blinds that you have purchased fits the measurements of your window. Measure the height and width up to two decimal points. This is extremely important as the measurements determine the size of the automation unit that is used to convert your blinds into smart blinds. The dimension of your windows will determine the size and model of the automation unit that you purchase. If you are unable to determine the exact specifications, be sure to call in a professional or a technician who can provide you with the exact measurements.
STEP 3: Once the installation brackets are in place, mount the blinds within the designated area. The hardware installation is extremely simple, and the mounting points all click into place. The blinds should give you a satisfying magnetic click, once they are in their final mounting spots. Make all adjustments to the placements of the blinds and ensure that the entire assembly fits well within the mounting points.
STEP 4: Now that the blinds are setup within the designated window area, make sure that the blinds are all the way down, to ensure that the setup, pairing, and calibration is a smooth process. Install the required app from either the play store or the app store. The instructions for the installation of the app the same as any other application. The steps provided on the app are extremely self-explanatory and there should be no difficulties in following the instructions on the app.
STEP 5: Once your blinds are all the way in the open position, depending on the instructions of the blind enter pairing mode. The compatible app should be able to recognize smart blinds as an independent device and allow you to connect to these blinds immediately. From your smartphone, click on the name of the device and pair to set up. This should trigger a setup window on the app with a series of instruction that must be followed. These instructions will guide you throughout the calibration process.
STEP 6: Now, to calibrate your blinds. Ensure that the blinds are in the open position and click on the calibrate option. The blinds should use the automation feature and run a few diagnostics and move by itself. This is an extremely important step and ensure that the process runs smoothly. Once the blinds are calibrated and your smart blinds are ready to be controlled by your smartphone. This is essential in making sure that the blinds will need to know which direction is open or closed. While calibrating an option to make fine adjustments will allow you to fine tune the requirements of your specific window. If there are any problems with the pairing and calibration of the blind, you may always reset the device and recalibrate your blinds.
STEP 7(Additional): If you want your smart blinds to be voice automated, you may go one step further and connect it to your smart hub. Devices such as Alexa and Google home are generally compatible with most products that are meant to work with the Internet of Things. A hub will allow your smart home product to connect to these blinds and these blinds can now be used under voice control options.
STEP 8: The automation comes with a rechargeable battery. Make sure that you have a cable that is long enough to run from the charging point of the blind automation to the closest power outlet.
Why you might want to consider investing in Smart Blinds
Smart blinds are an extremely convenient method to upgrade the ease of control in your house. This ensures privacy and reduces the effort of pulling down the blinds in specific rooms. Once a timer is set up these blinds will automatically work their magic. The hardware set-up and the calibration is a hassle free. It is the access and the ease of converting your current blinds that is more readily available. Installing these blinds will provide for a fascinating modern revamp to any room. The ease and convenience of these automated converting units are extremely helpful. These blinds do not require any special treatment, other than the ones usually undertaken for cleaning your blinds. Make sure that no water touches the automation unit as this may damage the product. Follow this guide and enjoy another addition to your smart home