Types of Remote Controls for Blinds, Awnings and More

By June 15, 2022 No Comments

At Designer Shade Solutions, we offer a range of computerised remote-control systems which can be used to operate our products, including our external blinds, commercial internal blinds and other shading systems. We have three variations of these controls available: Somfy radio control system, Somfy building control system and the Warema radio control system. Below we have outlined each of these controls so that you can find the most suitable solution for your project.

Somfy Radio System

This first radio control system is best utilised for small-scale projects, such as cassette external and internal zip blinds. The control system has multiple functions including regulating how open/closed you require the blind to be (which can also be operated on retractable roofs and awnings), as well as an array of other functions such as weather sensors, timers, wi-fi compatibility, key locks and the option for mini solar control systems. This high-tech control seemingly provides a hassle-free solution to optimising your shading systems, suitable both at home and in the workplace.

Somfy Building Control System

Moving on to another Somfy product, the building control system is designed for large-scale, commercial projects, such as external facade roller blinds, as it has the capacity to operate a building’s solar needs. This control features an extensive range of functions which are frequently seen in standard building and management customs, including KNX, LON, CBUS trend, as well as simpler commands such as Zero Volt Dry Contact solutions, emphasising the technological capability of the product.

Warema Radio Control System

Finally, the Warema system also features similar benefits to that of the Somfy Radio System. For example, this product enables connection with timers, allowing you to operate the system without having to be present. Not only this, but the additional features of weather sensors, key locks and solar controls, further express this stress-free accessibility that the remote-control products offer, boosting their advantages in comparison to manually operated shades.

In addition to our external and internal blind systems, we can also supply a variety of other shading systems, from retractable awnings to retractable and tilting louvre roofs and more. To learn more about these remote-control systems and discover the right solution for you, get in touch with us by calling on +44 (0)203 978 2450 or emailing at

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