Smart blind control with Gira

Smart blind control with Gira

Sunny, shaded, bright, dark, warm, cool: in the world between on and off, your blinds are at your fingertips – or adjust their position according to the time of day.

Blind control at your fingertips

Blind control without switches

Blind control in Smart Homes: flexible and energy-efficient.

Two minutes ago, it was still pouring outside – but now the sun’s out again and turning your living room into a sauna. Smart blind control keeps you prepared for these changes of weather: via switch, app, or voice command, you can precisely configure how much sunlight comes in.

Two minutes ago, it was still pouring outside – but now the sun’s out again and turning your living room into a sauna. Smart blind control keeps you prepared for these changes of weather: via switch, app, or voice command, you can precisely configure how much sunlight comes in. This will save a lot of energy in the long run, as you won’t always need the heating or air conditioning to regulate indoor temperatures. There are many other benefits as well:

  • Within the Gira System 3000, you can use the astro function to attune your blinds to the natural course of the sun.

  • In KNX Smart Homes, the Gira KNX weather station Plus ensures that your blinds will go up automatically in case of rain or strong wind.

  • Alternatively, you can set individual time schedules to shield your house from the midday sun or nosy neighbours.


Touchaufsatz System 3000
With the Gira System 3000 touch top unit, a slight finger swipe is enough to raise or lower your blinds.

Blind control via app.

Let’s say you just got comfortable on the couch – and now the sun is shining right on the spot where you wanted to take a nap. Or you just drove off to work, when suddenly a heavy rainstorm starts brewing – and now nobody’s home to pull back the blinds? With the right app, both problems can easily be fixed:

Let’s say you just got comfortable on the couch – and now the sun is shining right on the spot where you wanted to take a nap. Or you just drove off to work, when suddenly a heavy rainstorm starts brewing – and now nobody’s home to pull back the blinds? With the right app, both problems can easily be fixed:

  • The Gira System 3000 app connects your switches and mobile devices (i. e. smartphone or tablet) via Bluetooth.

  • KNX networks can be accessed from anywhere outside of your house, thanks to the Gira Smart Home app.  

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Lights, blinds, heating: with the Gira Smart Home app, you can monitor your system from anywhere.

Blind control via voice command.

Besides switches and apps, there’s a third option to adjust your blinds. In KNX systems, you can rely on voice assistants as well. Just connect Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant to your network – and then a simple sentence will be enough: “Alexa, raise the blinds in my bedroom!" or "Google, pull out the awning on the terrace!" This kind of smart control not only makes your home more comfortable, but also more accessible for people with limited mobility.

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All hands full? No problem: in Gira KNX Smart Homes, you can use a voice assistant to adjust your blinds.

FAQ – frequently asked questions about blind control.

How do blind switches work?

The most common option is the rocker switch: if you press the rocker’s upper part, the blinds will go up. Once you press the lower part, they will go down again.  

With the Gira System 3000 touch top unit, a single swipe of your finger is enough to change the blinds' position. 

How does wireless blind control work?

In the Gira System 3000 and the Gira KNX RF system, all smart functions (including blinds) are part of a wireless network. In both cases, the functional inserts of Gira System 3000 serve as the basis. You can also use an app to adjust your blinds remotely.

Can I control my blinds with Alexa?

The Gira product range includes two systems that are compatible with voice assistants: Gira KNX and Gira eNet SMART HOME

The Gira product range includes two systems that are compatible with voice assistants: Gira KNX and Gira eNet SMART HOME. Both can be connected to either Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant. 

IFTTT technology (short for “if this, then that”) makes it possible to connect your blinds with other devices in your Smart Home. You can thus create automated sequences, e.g. your blinds going up as soon as your radio alarm starts playing in the morning.