One Solution For All Ball Chain Shades
SOMA Smart Shades moves your shades whenever you want. You can control it with voice controls or automate completely. It is designed to fit your existing shades and curtains.
Simply attach the device to your shades or blinds with bead chain, download the mobile app, follow the instructions and you’re ready to go.
Control from Your Smartphone
Move your blinds to a desired position with a slide of your finger or create automated schedules for each room. Endless possibilities for saving money on heating and cooling through smart automation possibilities.
Voice Control Support
Get started with your smart home.
Just install SOMA Connect and instantly control your shades with your voice. Works with Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit
"The fastest response time I've seen in any voice controlled smart device. Good job SOMA. "
- Dave Wallace, Smart Home blogger
WHAT MAKES SMART SHADES UNIQUE
Mobile app control
Control multiple windows from one mobile app. Android & iOS supported
Set daily or weekly schedules to automate each room
Smart Shades is solar powered with built-in lithium battery
Easy setup 1-2-3
Easy to install and retrofits to your current shades
Cost effective and saves money
Save money on your heating and cooling bills
Now works with Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit.
Keep Your Home More Secure
Smart Shades can help keep your home more secure. If you’re out, lowering and raising the curtains on a schedule can make it seem like you're still there.
Powered by the Sun
Smart Shades is powered by a beautiful crystalline solar panel, so you won't have to worry about charging batteries.
Alternatively, you can always use the USB charger to recharge your Smart Shades directly from a wall outlet using the main adapter.
One charge is enough for approximately two months, or you can leave the adapter connected and never worry about charging again – whichever is more convenient for you.
Controlling your shades with just a slide on your smartphone is definitely a cool thing but this is just a start.
You can set different triggers, wake up to natural light, save energy on cooling and heating.
You can even automate your window shades when you're on holiday to make it look like you never left.
Smart Shades supports over the air updates so we make sure there's much more to come.
¤ Smart Shades takes care of loose and tangled chains.
¤ Motor will automatically stop if the chain catches, or if it detects additional abnormal weight or pressure.
¤ Perfectly safe with pets and kids.
When received, Smart Shades shows low battery and if plugged in do not charge.
We ship out devices with up to 15% of charge because of IATA policy (our device has the lithium battery inside). To prevent any charging problem please check if the USB-cable is inserted correctly. When inserted correctly the plug has to make a click sound when pushed in to socket. The full charge takes up to 10 hours and Smart Shades battery will last up to 25 days on a single charge, depending on the number of triggers and manipulations with the device.
Will Smart Shades be compatible with my existing blinds?
Yes, you can add Smart Shades to your existing window covers as long as they have a sidewinder chain – no need to get new blinds.
I cannot find the button to activate my Smart Shades?
Smart Shades has a touch sensitive front cover which functions as a button when pressed.
What is the noise level for SOMA Smart Shades?
In normal operating conditions Smart Shades is raising your curtains at 50 db which is pretty quiet for a motor. Comparable to light traffic or refrigerator. Or heavy purring of a cat on your lap.
In normal operating conditions Smart Shades is raising your curtains at 50 db which is pretty quiet for a motor. Comparable to light traffic or refrigerator. Or purring of a cat on your lap.
Noise levels depend on the surface Smart Shades is attached to. Some materials tend to amplify sound like plasterboard or wooden wall panels. But worry not, whether you use the screws or the tape to mount it, Smart Shades has an 3mm adhesive tape on the back which helps to absorb the vibrations.
Also you want to make sure that the chain is not too tight, this may sometimes raise the noise level.
Can I use it with any type of chains?
SOMA Smart Shades supports a variety of endless loop beaded chains.
Is it possible to use any type, weight and size of shades?
Smart Shades supports all horizontal blinds. Supported weight is up to 5 kg, recommended shade size is 2m (7foot) wide and 2m (7foot) high.
Where can I download the app?
Download the app by scanning the QR code from the box or search for "Smart Shades" from Google Play/App Store.
Which smartphones are compatible with Smart Shades?
Smart Shades is currently compatible with iOS and Android phones and tablets which support Bluetooth LE.
How long does the battery charge when empty?
The full charge takes up to 10 hours and Smart Shades battery will last up to 25 days on a single charge, depending on the number of triggers and manipulations with the device.
Can I connect Smart Shades with Apple Homekit and Amazon Alexa?
Yes. You need Soma Connect for that. You can pre-order it here: https://www.somasmarthome.com/products/soma-connect-blinds-control-for-amazon-alexa-apple-homekit
Can I integrate Smart Shades with z-wave, IFTTT or some other home automation systems?
Right now you can connect Smart Shades with Apple Homekit and Amazon Alexa via Soma Connect.
After the installation, can I move the shades manually?
Unfortunately, this feature is not available at the moment, but we are working on it.
What is the wireless range of Smart Shades (for example in the case of a multi storey house)?
Smart Shades has an operation range of about 40 meters (130 feet), which means that it should easily cover your entire house.
Can I control the "Smart Shades" on multiple phones?
Yes, once the initial setup is done, all your family members can pair their phones with Smart Shades.
Do Smart Shades open and close with the level of sunlight?
Unfortunately, this feature is not available at the moment, but Smart Shades supports over the air firmware updates so we constantly add new features.
Can I return the product?
About returning Smart Shades: * Customer is able to return Smart Shades within 30 calendar days from the date of receiving the order. Customer needs to inform us of your intention to return the product(s). * Customer pays all return shipping charges. * Once we will receive your products, for any reason, quality control and refund will follow within 5 days (PayPal).
Is there a warranty of the products?
Yes, we provide technical support during 2 years from the day of the receiving the product.
My question is not answered, where can I get support?
Please write to us on the support page.