URC, a global manufacturer of smart home automation and control for residential and commercial applications, and Rollease Acmeda, a global manufacturer of window coverings, have announced a new phase of collaboration in smart home technology.
Starting immediately, URC and Automate, a division of Rollease Acmeda, have created the first integration between Total Control, URC’s residential and commercial automation platform, and Automate’s shade system. Automate’s Pulse 2 Hub can now be controlled via URC’s one-touch, voice control and mobile app.
This new module connects Automate’s Pulse 2 Hub with URC’s Total Control Accelerator 3 or Flex operating systems. Homeowners can enjoy seamless integration across multiple Automate shade devices. Shades up in the morning and down in the evening, simple commands can make a difference in natural lighting, security and energy efficiency.
URC’s Total Control can be programmed to leverage features like geofencing and scheduling to send activity prompts that activate Automate’s Pulse 2 Hub devices. Also, this integration can be set to trigger database driver commands via custom macro integrations. Homeowners can schedule shades to the desire position along with climate, security, audio, video and other device commands.
URC says benefits of the partnership include:
- Home Security and Energy Efficiency – Adjusting shade coverage can secure your home or commercial space and improve your energy consumption
- Control from Anywhere – Control shade settings from any room with Total Control and URC controllers and mobile app
- Simplified Home Automation/Programming – Adjust shade settings with a tap or voice command by creating home automation Scenes. Example Scenes include a “Good Morning” or “Goodnight” scenes that adjust shades in conjunction with lighting, audio/video and other connected home devices.
- Voice/Hands-free Control – URC’s voice commands through Alexa or Google Home and the Pulse 2 Hub’s native Apple HomeKit integration enables shade control as well as all other smart home features.
“Our new integration with Automate’s Pulse 2 Hub delivers simple, fast installation for our dealers and peace-of-mind for homeowners by seamlessly controlling multiple shade devices,” states Lars Granoe, Vice President of product development, URC.