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General => Blinds & Window Covering Control => Topic started by: denix on February 11, 2011, 11:31:44 am

Title: FAKRO Z-Wave Window Blinds & Shutters
Post by: denix on February 11, 2011, 11:31:44 am
FAKRO Z-Wave Wireless Mesh Controlled Window Blinds & Shutters

FAKRO announced several new Z-Wave products for skylight type windows.  The wireless controls allow the operation of an electric FTP-V pivot window, an ARF blackout roller blind and a ARZ roller shutter.  The window picot has an integrated moisture sensor which closes the window automatically as soon as it detects rain.

http://www.automatedhome.co.uk/New-Products/FAKRO-Z-Wave-Wireless-Mesh-Controlled-Window-Blinds-Shutters.html
Title: Re: FAKRO Z-Wave Window Blinds & Shutters
Post by: cptdragn on February 11, 2011, 12:57:17 pm
anyone know of a US retailer for this product?
Title: Re: FAKRO Z-Wave Window Blinds & Shutters
Post by: mhn on February 11, 2011, 01:34:51 pm
They have a web http://www.fakro.com/htmle/109.php

And a US http://www.fakrousa.com/
Title: Re: FAKRO Z-Wave Window Blinds & Shutters
Post by: sepetdav on April 28, 2011, 05:17:18 am
Hi!

Have anyone used a fakro product with MiCasaVerde.

I'm thinking about investing in Fakro controllers for my sun blinds and controle them using MiCasaVerde.

Anyone having any experiance doing this?
Title: Re: FAKRO Z-Wave Window Blinds & Shutters
Post by: zhouse on May 02, 2011, 04:45:59 am
Hi.

FTP-V U3 Electro Window with internal and external accesories is going to us now, so it will be in our office in two weeks. Then we will test it. Test result we will show on our site zhouse.pl, and here, in english version (somone else will write english version because my language skills are not best ;) ).
Optional i may give acces to our Vera if anyone is interested.

I think it will be needed to write some plugin to fakro window, because all fakro products are seen by vera as dimmable light.
Title: Re: FAKRO Z-Wave Window Blinds & Shutters
Post by: shady on May 02, 2011, 08:43:21 pm
I think it will be needed to write some plugin to fakro window, because all fakro products are seen by vera as dimmable light.

Forgive me if I didn't understand you, but you shouldn't need a plug-in to control the Fakro products 'IF' they use the multilevel (dimmable) switch class.  Vera should recognize them, but may create a dimmable light device vs. a shade or window covering device.  When I tested the Aeon Labs shade motor controller, it wouldn't add as a shade controller but ended up in the UI as a dimmable light (even though that controller doesn't support dimming/multilevel/percentages of openness, etc.).

Something would need to be added to Vera so it is auto-detected correctly, but a plug-in shouldn't be required.