Somfy, manufacturer of tubular motors for interior window coverings and exterior solar protections, and Brilliant, a smart home control, lighting, and home automation company, have announced a new integration to control motorized shade experiences using a whole-home control system. 

Through Somfy’s new TaHoma Gateway, Somfy interior shades, blinds and draperies, and exterior screens, awnings and pergolas can now be controlled and automated using Brilliant touchscreen control panels as well as the Brilliant mobile app.

Brilliant is an affordable in-wall control system that unifies control of a wide variety of popular smart home devices. By simply replacing a light switch with a Brilliant voice-enabled touchscreen control panel, homeowners, apartment residents, families, and guests can manage Somfy shades as well as lighting, thermostats, locks, cameras, music, intercom experiences, and more. Additionally, multifamily property managers will be able to automate smart apartment experiences across their residential buildings

Aaron Emigh, Co-Founder and CEO of Brilliant, commented: “This new integration with Somfy opens up exciting new opportunities for our customers to control natural lighting and privacy, improve the energy efficiency of their homes, and further unify their smart home experience.”

Features include:

  • Easy-to-Use Control System: Brilliant offers convenient ways to control and automate Somfy motorized shades and blinds, and other smart home devices, including intuitive touchscreen controls, touch sliders, built-in Alexa voice commands, home automation scenes, and a mobile app.
  • Natural Lighting and Privacy Control: Check which shades are open and closed from any Brilliant Smart Home Control panel (for Somfy models that support shade level/status) and control them all on-demand or through schedules and scenes.
  • Increased Energy Efficiency: Schedule shades to open during the warmest times of the day during winter and close during the hottest times of the day during summer to save on heating/cooling costs.
  • Home Automation Scenes: Control groups of shades together or create custom scenes to control multiple smart home products simultaneously. 
  • Whole-Home App Control: Brilliant’s all-in-one mobile app for iOS and Android controls Somfy window shades and other smart home devices from anywhere.