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Blinds automation

This article shows one possible configuration of blinds with angled slats.

Daily routine

  • Wake up: every day at 7AM blinds go up
  • Protect from heat: when sun hits the window with blind, it goes down and continually adjusts its angle to reflect direct sunlight and at the same time maximise light inside the house
  • Provide nice view during the day: when sun is shining from another direction, blinds go up, or only adjust slats to horizontal position
  • Provide privacy in the evening: after sunset, blinds go down and close the slats to vertical position

Functionality that overrides daily routine

  • Override automatic functionality: when user moves the blind via app or push button on the wall, blind should stay in this position e.g. for 3 hours
  • Terrace door: when open, keep the blind in retracted position on top, so that automatic program do not block the entrance to the terrace and house

Protection from strong wind

  • Slats move to horizontal position: in windy conditions, slats in horizontal position minimise noise
  • Blinds retract to top position: when wind exceeds safe level, blinds go up to avoid damage

Example scenario with priorities of smart rules

Example azimuth of the window is 180º (South). Blind is mounted on a terrace door with door sensor).

Legend

Black text: smart rule returns new value
Grey text: smart rule returns the same value as before
Green background: active smart rule with highest priority


Smart rules ↓7AMSun azimuth > 90º
Sun hits the window
Terrace door openedSun azimuth > 270º
Sun stops shining into window
Terrace door closedSunsetStrong windWind is OK
after 10PM
Wind is OK
after 7AM
Wind protection





Level ↑Level ↑No action
Terrace door

Level ↑

Level ↑No actionNo actionNo actionNo actionNo action
Blinds adjustment according to sun
Level ↓
Angle: updated
Level ↓
Angle: updated
No actionNo actionNo actionNo actionNo actionNo action
Daily scheduleLevel ↑Level ↑Level ↑Level ↑Level ↑Level ↓
Angle \
Level 
Angle \
Level 
Angle \
Level ↑
Operation mode of blind[A]
automatic
[A]
automatic
[A]
automatic
[A]
automatic
[S]
safety
[S]
safety
[S]
safety
[S]
safety
[A]
automatic
DescriptionDaily schedule opens blinds (top)When sun starts shining into the window half-plane, blinds go down and adjust angle according to elevation of the sunWhen sensor on terrace door is open, blinds are kept in top position to allow easy entrance to the terrace.Although sun stopped shining into window, terrace door is still open. Blinds remain in top position.When terrace door is closed, smart rule Daily schedule becomes active again, and still keeps the blind in top position.On sunset, daily schedule returns different action for the blind for privacy. Blinds go down, set 100% angle.