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Get Connected with Our Smart Blinds Automation Hub Collection

Discover the ultimate solution for smart home automation with our Blinds Home Hub collection. Whether you opt for the compact Mini Hub or the Luxury Hub, you can easily control your blinds via your smartphone or voice-activated devices. 


This article is a comprehensive overview of our Blinds Home Hub collection, designed to make your life more convenient and your home smarter.


Overview of the Home Hub Collection


Our Home Hub collection includes two main products: the Mini Hub and the Luxury Hub. Both devices connect to your Wi-Fi network and allow you to control your blinds using the free Shade Connector app or voice control devices like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, and IFTTT. Here's a closer look at each product and its standout features.


Luxury Hub

The Luxury Hub offers seamless operation for larger spaces, with enhanced capabilities for larger setups. It’s ideal for homeowners who want top-of-the-line smart home automation.


Mini Hub

The Mini Hub is a smaller, yet powerful, counterpart to the Luxury Hub. It’s perfect for those looking to manage their smart blinds in more compact spaces without sacrificing functionality.


Key Features of the Home Hub Collections


  • Easy Setup: With a step-by-step tutorial available on the Shade Connector app, setting up your Hub is straightforward and user-friendly.

  • App-Based Control: Operate your blinds from anywhere in the world through the Shade Connector app, which works on a 2.4MHz frequency.

  • Comprehensive Management: Manage up to 30 blinds simultaneously, setting scenes and timers to automate your daily routine.

  • Bidirectional Motors: Operate your blinds in precise increments and check the battery strength of each motor directly from the app.

  • Smart Home Integration: Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, and IFTTT, allowing for seamless voice control and automation.

  • Wireless Connectivity: Connect wirelessly to Control4 or install the Ellard interface for enhanced control.


Top Five Reasons to Choose the Home Hub Collection


If you're considering either the Luxury or Mini Hub, here are the top five reasons why it's the best choice for your smart blinds needs:


Easy to Set Up and Operate


The Shade Connector app features a simple, user-friendly interface, complete with step-by-step setup instructions and extensive how-to videos. Here’s how to get started:


Add your Hub:

  • After creating your account, click ‘Add new device’.

  • Select your Hub of choice from the options.

Connect to Wi-Fi:

  • Enter the password for your Wi-Fi network. (Make sure it’s a 2.4GHz network.)


Activate the Hub:

  • Press and hold the ‘setting button’ on your Hub for 2 seconds until the LED flashes purple.


Connect to the Hub:

  • Exit the app and go to your phone or tablet’s Wi-Fi settings.

  • Connect to the network named ‘Connector-xxx’.

  • Return to the Shade Connector app.


Finish Setup:

  • The app will show ‘Connecting to bridge’ as it completes the setup. Name your device, and your Hub is ready to use.


Full Control from Your Phone


Once connected, your Hub allows you to:


  • Program Settings: Customize settings for each room.


  • Schedule Timings: Automate opening and closing times.


  • Share Access: Easily share control with family members or housemates.


Set Automatic Open and Close Times


The Shade Connector app makes it easy to create ‘Scenes’ that automatically open and close your blinds based on your daily routine. Benefits include:


Improved Sleep: Set blinds to close before bedtime and open with the sunrise.

Energy Efficiency: Adjust blinds to keep your home cool during hot parts of the day.

Enhanced Security: Create the illusion of occupancy while you’re away by scheduling blinds to open and close at set times.


Operate from Anywhere in the World


With an active Wi-Fi or 4G connection, you can control your blinds from anywhere. This feature ensures you can always adjust your home’s atmosphere to your liking, even when you’re not there.


Compatibility with Smart Devices


Your Hub seamlessly integrates with smart home devices, allowing for voice control through Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, and IFTTT. This integration offers the following benefits:


  • Voice Commands: Easily control your blinds with simple voice commands.

  • Customisation: Customise commands and automate your home effortlessly.

  • Convenience: For example, with Amazon Alexa, you can say “Alexa, goodnight” to close your blinds.


Get in Touch

Experience the ultimate in smart home automation with our Home Hub collection. For more information or to inquire about the Mini Hub, contact our Customer Service Team at sales@ellard.co.uk or browse our full Blinds range here. Transform your home today with the power of smart technology.


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