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Complete control at your fingertips with The Mini Hub smart blinds operator.

Updated: Feb 12


The Mini Hub is the smaller counterpart of Ellard’s innovative Luxury Hub. Manage up to 30 blinds with ease by connecting the hub to your Wifi network and operating your space through the Shade Connector App or your smart speaker.


If you're looking for a smart blinds controller that's perfect for smaller spaces, the Mini Hub is the solution for you. This top-of-the-line operator boasts a wide range of features that make it stand out from the competition.


Here are the top five reasons why the Mini Hub is the best choice for your needs.



1. Easy to set up and easier to operate.


The Shade Connecter app has a simple-to-use interface that is made even easier to navigate with the help of the step-by-step directions included in the app along with the extensive how-to videos that are available.


To connect your Mini Hub to your device, download the Shade Connector app, create a new account, and then follow these steps

Selecting The Mini Hub on the Shade Connector app

  • Once your account is made, click ‘Add new device’, from here a page will open with several connection options, pick the Mini Hub in the top right corner.

  • When the Mini hub has been selected, enter the password for your WIFI network. Please note that the Mini Hub can only work with a 2.4gHz WIFI network.

  • Next press and hold the ‘setting button’ for 2 seconds until the LED begins flashing purple.

  • Exit the app and go to the settings section of your phone or tablet, open WIFI settings and connect to ‘Connector-xxx’, then return to the Shade Connector App.

  • The app will then show the ‘Connecting to bridge’ page as it loads to redirect you.

  • Your Mini Hub is now connected, all that’s needed now is to name your device.



2. Full control from your phone.


Once your Mini Hub is connected, it allows you to conveniently control all your tasks through your phone.


  • Program your preferred settings for each room.

  • Schedule automatic opening and closing times.

  • Easily share access with others.

With the Mini Hub, you can quickly and effortlessly operate your blinds, the control is at your fingertips.



3. Set automatic open and close times.


With the Shade Connector app, you can easily set up a ‘Scene’ to control your automatic open and close times. Apart from the day-to-day use and convenience of automatic opening and closing times, there are numerous other scenarios that this smart feature can help you with!


Setting your scene on the Shade Connector app
  • Set up your ‘Scene’ to suit your routine, and take advantage of the app by programming your blinds to your sleeping habits. Set the blinds to close just before you shut the house down for the night and create the perfect environment for deep sleep, followed by waking up naturally with the sunlight as your blinds automatically open at the desired time.

  • To keep your home cool, it's best to keep your windows and blinds closed during the hottest parts of the day. Once the temperature drops, you can open them up to let in the cool air and circulate it throughout the rooms. You can utilise the Mini Hub here to adjust your blinds based on the time and positioning of the sun. This simple trick keeps your house cool all day without any hassle or time wasted.

  • Keep your home secure while you're away. Whether you're going on vacation or simply heading out for the day, you can set up opening and closing times to give the impression that someone is at home. With the Mini Hub, you'll feel confident in the safety of your property.



4. Operate from anywhere in the world.


If there are any changes and the scheduled timings need to be adjusted, you can easily control your blinds from anywhere as long as you have an active WiFi or 4G connection. This means that even when you're not at home, you can effortlessly set the ideal atmosphere for when you return with just a simple click.



5. Compatible with your smart devices


With the Mini Hub, you can operate your blinds through your smart devices and speakers, compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri and IFTTT, you can control your home all through voice commands.


You can add smart blinds to your smart home's schedule. Set your blinds to open on a specific command, for example, if you have an Amazon Alexa, you can set your blinds to close when you’re heading to sleep. Simply say ‘Alexa, goodnight’, this simple action will close your blinds to your desired limits in the chosen rooms, a simple yet efficient way to settle down after a long day.


Get in touch!


Keep the control in your hands with the Mini Hub. To learn more or enquire about the Mini Hub get in touch with our Customer Service Team at sales@ellard.co.uk.


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