We offer a wide range of controls and automatic devices. The choice of technology  depends on the building configuration, its usage and the occupants' way of living.

Local controls & automatic systems

Opening and closing operations can be triggered by occupants themselves (controls and remote controls), or by automatic devices (weather sensors and timer settings).
occupantControls and remote controls


Automatic systems: Weather sensors

Weather sensors launch commands for shading devices and roller shutters according to meteorological factors and two main objectives:

  1. Protecting outdoor end-products: wind and rain sensors.
  2. Optimal use of shading devices for greater comfort and energy saving: sunlight and climate sensors.

Controls & Remote Controls
According to the control technology used, the occupant sends the command to position shading devices with a simple touch of the fix or remote controls unit, of a touch-screen or from his/her computer.

Depending on the type of command, the user can either control several motors simultaneously or launch a separate operation for each group of motors.

The "my" function, a particularly beneficial Somfy exclusive feature ! 

"my" lets the user memorize a favorite position for an opening and access it immediately by pressing this key.


Automatic systems : Timer settings

Blinds and roller shutters can be automatically controlled using set timers, meeting two main objectives:

  1. Protection of the residence: timer settings allow the occupants to simulate their presence when they are not home as well as ensure that all the roller blinds and shutters are closed at night.
  2. Energy saving: in winter, roller shutters are automatically lowered in the later afternoon hours to reduce heat loss through the windows.

Choosing the control technology directly impacts the motor.

Somfy has a wide range or motors with the different technologies embedded. But it is possible to connect external receivers to make motors compatible, in the case of renovation projects. Radio technology allows for scheduling the installation of equipment in time: it is easily adapted to changes in interior design as modifying a unit location or adding new ones is hassle-free and without any damage to walls. The time that is saved in installing wireless control units brings the low-cost aspect of radio technology forward: price of wireless controls closely matches up to that of installed wired units.  With more than 4 000 000 systems integrated with RTS worldwide, Radio Technology Somfy? is now the leader in its class when it comes to secure radio controls.  It is easy-to-use and guarantees complete compatibility between the motors and RTS controls.

  1. With a transmission range of 200m in free space or 20m through two concrete walls, RTS guarantees efficient controls from every room.
  2. RTS is secure: its unbreakable hopping code of 16 million combinations make the RTS remote control entirely secure.
  3. RTS?s narrow bandwidth prevents the transmissions from being jeopardized by telephones, television sets, Wifi, Bluetooth?

Controls and remote controls

A computer, a simple touch panel or a remote control is used to control the position of shading devices. Depending on the type of command, the user can either control several motors simultaneously or launch a separate operation for each group of motors. 

Telis RTS

Telis RTS

Remote control used to manage up to 5 RTS motors or groups of motors.  Up, stop and ?my? preferred position features. Available in Pure, Silver, Lounge and Patio.

Remote control used to manage up to 5 RTS motors or groups of motors as well as activate or take control a of wind / sun sensor. Up, stop and ?my? preferred position features. Available in Patio, Pure, Silver or Lounge colors and in single channel model.

Remote control used to manage up to 20 groups of products equipped with RTS motors. Specific groups are displayed on an LCD screen. Up, down, stop and ?my? preferred position features for each product or product group. Solar features can be activated by adding a sun sensor. Available in Silver or Lounge.

Telis RTS

Telis RTS

Remote control used to manage up to 5 blinds or groups of blinds with tilting slats. Slats are precisely positioned using a central thumbwheel. Up, down, stop and preferred position settings using the ? my ? key.  Also available in Pure and Lounge.

Remote control used to manage a blind or groups of blinds with tilting slats equipped with RTS technology as well as activate or take control a of wind / sun sensor. Slats are precisely positioned using a central thumbwheel. Up, down, stop and preferred position settings using the ? my ? key.  Available in Silver or Lounge.

Timer that can be programmed to reflect various routines and automatically activate the sun sensors at different times of the day. Can manage up to 16 scenes and 40 different products equipped with RTS motors. The ? automatic / manual ? feature allows the user to temporarily deactivate the timer and manually create scenes. Available in Silver or Lounge.

Weather sensors

Weather sensors launch commands for shading devices and roller shutters according to meteorological factors and two main objectives:

  1. Protecting outdoor end-products: wind and rain sensors.
  2. Optimal use of shading devices for greater comfort and energy saving: sunlight and climate sensors.

Somfy solutions :

Solar sensors are wireless, do not require batteries and operate through photovoltaic cells. Sensor levels are set in a few moments and do not require any tools. Discrete and compact, this unit blends in perfectly with the facade.

Wireless sensor that precisely measures any movement caused by wind onto the folding arm awnings:  horizontal, vertical and lateral. The awning, equipped with an RTS motor, is automatically raised in case of strong winds to avoid any damage. Sensor settings for wind detection are adjustable. Available in three colors to match the awning and the facade.

Indoor solar sensor  Can be placed on the window or on a table. Shading devices are driven according to the programmed sunlight level settings. Battery operated.

ThermoSunis Indoor WireFree? RTS 

Indoor sunlight and temperature sensor. The ideal temperature is set and the sensor reacts to 2 climate factors that help reduce energy consumption related to heating.  Several modes are available to fit the various window sizes and shading devices. Slats on Venetian blinds can be tilted and set in intermediate positions.

Wind sensor designed to protect end-products. Must be installed on the facade, near the awning equipped with a radio motor. Awning is raised when the wind factor reaches its threshold, pre-set according to each product.

Wind sensor used to protect end-products. Sunlight detector helps manage solar intake. Threshold can be pre-set for automatic operation.


Timer settings

Blinds and roller shutters can be automatically controlled using set timers, meeting two main objectives:

  1. Protection of the residence: timer settings allow the occupants to simulate their presence when they are not home as well as ensure that all the roller blinds and shutters are closed at night.
  2. Energy saving: in winter, roller shutters are automatically lowered in the later afternoon hours to reduce heat loss through the windows.

Somfy solutions:

Wall mounted wired control unit with timer for daily programming of a single or group of motored products equipped with RTS technology. Timer settings can be temporarily deactivated while remaining saved in the memory.

Wall mounted wired control unit with timer for daily programming of a single or group of motored products equipped with RTS technology. 4 programs are available to fit every lifestyle: Daily, weekly, cosmic (according to sunlight), random (to simulate a presence in the home) and deactivated (off).

Timer that can be programmed to reflect various routines and automatically activate the sun sensors at different times of the day. Can manage up to 16 scenes and 40 different products equipped with RTS motors. The ? automatic / manual ? feature allows the user to temporarily deactivate the timer and manually create scenes. Available in Silver or Lounge.