Eve Systems and Coulisse have announced that MotionBlinds, the smart window covering technology, will add Eve MotionBlinds engines with Apple HomeKit technology starting in early 2022.
Eve MotionBlinds are the first engines on the market to support Thread, drastically simplifying the installation, automation and control of motorized blinds. Starting with the scrolls, Eve MotionBlinds will be distributed through a network of Coulisse resellers that will be listed in the store locator on motionblinds.com/eve in early 2022. Eve MotionBlinds is currently already available for pre-order through Smartblinds.com in select countries.
Because they don’t need a proprietary bridge and support both Bluetooth and Thread, setup is very easy: simply scan the HomeKit setup code with your iOS device. If a Border router is present, which for HomeKit over Thread is HomePod mini or the new Apple TV 4K, Eve MotionBlinds will automatically join the Thread network.
Putting the blinds on autopilot is effortless, thanks to the independent network programming on the device, which can be created in the Eve application. And with HomeKit scenes and rules, blinds interact seamlessly and safely with other HomeKit accessories, such as light bulbs, thermostats, motion detectors, and other sensor-based accessories.
Like any Eve accessory, Eve MotionBlinds are designed to protect user privacy. Instead of relying on a cloud, like most applications, all data and information is stored locally on the engine.