Somfy motors are the one key component that enables integrators to broaden their outdoor technology offerings into smart pergolas, motorized awnings, and motorized screens used for privacy, protection from bugs and even for outdoor cinema projection.
For each of those unique outdoor opportunities, Somfy motors are the centerpiece device, explains Brittany Mier y Terán, Partnership and CI Channel Manager at Somfy.
Somfy has developed certified and validated drivers for major control platforms like Control4, Crestron, Savant, URC, and Elan. Also, the company’s API enables Somfy motors to be the key to integrating unique solutions like smart pergolas from Struxure, exterior motorized insect, shade, privacy and projection screens from Phantom Screens, and motorized awnings incorporating fabrics from Sunbrella.
Motorized window treatments and awnings also play a vital role in the intersection between technology and design. Often, the fabrics specified for the shades are done by the interior designer. That means automated shades can be a catalyst for integrators and designers working closely together on a project.
“With a Somfy motor, you just know it is going to work well with the control system. That breeds a symbiotic relationship between designers and integrators,” says Mier y Terán. “And then that gives the designers freedom to work with other trades and not feel like they’re being restricted by the integrator.”