QMotion integrates with Rako for blinds & lighting control

posted on Thursday, 6th February 2020 by Steve May

Smart home  Home automation  Lighting Control  Blinds 

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Automated window covering specialist QMotion UK, has announced that its QMotion FM Roller and Roman blinds can now be natively integrated into Rako lighting control systems, without the need for special drivers, interfaces or extra programming.

Both low voltage wired and battery powered versions of QMotion’s FM Blinds will integrate natively with Rako lighting control systems via the Rako RK-HUB or WK-HUB. The wireless control protocol is embedded within the HUB, enabling initial set up and operation. Once the blinds are configured, they automatically become part of the Rako system. Installers can operate simple open, stop and close functions as well as set any percentage level of blind opening between fully open and fully closed. A Holiday Mode integrates the automatic activation of lighting and shading for added security when the home is unoccupied.

“It’s a significant step forward for the market and provides the installer with a premium RF lighting and shading system without unnecessary control interfaces,” says Ian Claxton, Director at QMotion UK. “Lighting and shading control are great complementary technologies for integrators, working on every type of project, from entry level to high end smart homes.”

"A Holiday Mode integrates the automatic activation of lighting and shading for added security when the home is unoccupied..." 


The partnership will bring major time and cost-saving benefits, suggests Paul Wafer, Managing Director at Rako Controls. “It enables faster and simpler installation in every application to bring full functionality, greater comfort and convenience within easy reach of smart home integrators, electricians and their customers.”

Up to eight QMotion UK blinds can be connected per room. On larger projects and where additional RF range may be required, multiple Rako HUBS linked via the LAN can be employed, without any limitations. Control is possible via the Rako wired or wireless controller.

QMotion blinds are deemed highly energy efficient thanks to a proprietary counterbalancing spring technology which keeps battery power consumption to an absolute minimum and delivers near silent operation. The patented QMotion manual-override command also allows the end user the ability to operate the blinds by hand without damaging the automated mechanism.

QMotion resellers and distributors can use the QMotion Online Configurator to choose a Rako blind system. For more information visit QMotion UK here. More details on Rako can be found here

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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