Home Automation: Electric Curtains

Electric curtains are awesome. When you first hear about them you think they’d be a total waste of time. I mean, how hard is it to open and close curtains? Just walk over and do it, right?

Sure, just like you walk over to change the channel on your TV. Not! Once you have electric curtains you realize how cool they really are.

The electric curtain system from HC China Limited (one of the best China Electric Curtains Manufacturer) shows the motor attached to the curtain track, with wires for power and to connect the controller. This particular system has a control box on the wall which could controlled by a remote, timer or wall switch with buttons for open, close, and stop, and an IR receiver so they can be easily controlled even by a Child or disable person. They’re not really intended to be connected to a centralized automation system, but it’s dead easy to do: just pull open the control box, find the connections to the open and close buttons, and cable it up with a couple of relays. Now it also has an addition interface (6-pin) for you to connect to any home automation system to achieve automatic curtains. With a timer, you even do not require to program in software to do stuff like have them close automatically at dusk and open in the morning (except on weekends, when you need a bit of extra shut-eye).