Smart home control platform Bond has been adding integrations with several manufacturers this year and is now adding Draper At Home to that list by making its Bond Bridge Pro RF-to-WiFi device hub and Sidekick for Shades Gen 2 keypad compatible with Draper At Home roller shades.
Now, Draper At Home dealers can purchase the Bond solutions directly from Draper, bringing Bond solutions to customers to help them control motorized window shades, drapery and screens. This compatibility also makes for greater integration between Draper At Home into home control and automation systems.
According to Bond, the Brond Bridge Pro and Bond Home App can control up to fifty motorized window shades in a 3,500-square-foot home. The app adds new capabilities such as scheduling and integration with leading home automation systems, such as Alexa, Google Assistant, Smart Things, Crestron, Savant, Control4, Josh.ai, Nice, RTI, UEC and Homebridge.
To configure the Bond Home App, installers only need to select Draper At Home during setup and follow the prompts. The app also provides direct access to Bond’s 24/7 customer service to make installation and use simple.
Meanwhile, Bond’s Sidekick for Shades Gen2 provides a wireless, flush-mount, battery-powered keypad that communicates directly via RF with a wide range of shades, now including Draper At Home.
The keypad has a range of 2,000 square feet, and when paired with the Bond Bridge Pro, the keypad’s range increases to 3,500 square feet. When both are integrated into a home automation system, the system will depict the status of the shade’s operation.
The keypad ships with interchangeable 5-and 1-channel button pads, a decora faceplate that attaches to wall or control box, and 10-year replaceable coin cell battery.
“With its vast capabilities, performance and price, our Bond Bridge platform is gaining popularity as the preferred way to control window coverings and ceiling fans. We are thrilled that Draper At Home has chosen both our Bond Bridge Pro and Sidekick for Shades Gen2 to bring enhanced control to Draper’s roller shades,” says Bond CEO Zohar Shinar.
“This is an exciting development for Draper At Home,” said Clint Childress, Director of Residential Markets for Draper. “Through the Bond Bridge Pro, our roller shades can be integrated into any smart home control system that is available. This compatibility makes it even easier to add Draper At Home shades to your project, and we think this partnership will bring more success to both companies.”
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