Controlling the Blinds

You know home automation has made immense progress when you can control the opening and closing of your blinds and curtains without touching them. With the flip of a wall-mounted switch or a remote control device, these motorized drapes can be smoothly operated.

Automated drapes or curtains can basically be controlled by a C-Bus shutter relay or a Radio Technology System (RTS).

C-Bus System

A C-Bus system works on a single output unit to control motorised blinds or drapes. Individual units are employed to control a set of motorized curtains and each unit includes a single isolated channel for open, close and stop command.

Radio Technology System

RTS System essentially is a wireless form of communication between blind motors and automation. The automated blinds and curtains are controlled by radio signals either through remote control, a smartphone, a timer or a central hub.

So which control mechanism is the most suitable option for your dwelling? While both C-Bus and RTS serve the same purpose, the following factors can help you select the ideal control method.

Primarily, C-Bus is suited for larger installations like a building that has a large number of windows with automated blinds. Such a setup will require an electric wired control system that is usually wall-mounted. RTS, on the other hand, can work without a direct line of sight. In other words, you can control an RTS operated blind from anywhere in the house. RTS also works well in a domestic setup as you can motorize your blinds without undergoing a complete make-over.

It is always recommended to consult an expert before embarking on home automation projects. Subject matter experts at specialise in both RTS and C-Bus control technologies. They can give guidance on the requirement and the process of blinds automation.