Motorised Blinds and Curtains

Enjoy comfort and privacy with the push of a button!

At Dean & Co we offer a range of options for motorised and smart home solutions – almost ALL our blinds and curtains can be motorised!

Benefits of motorised curtains and blinds installed in your home:

  • Timed/sensor activation (great for security)
  • Ease of use
  • You can work them from:
    apps on your mobile phone
    a switch
    a remote control
  • Less handling and smoother operation means your fabrics will look better for much longer.
  • No more problems reaching for that inaccessible window!

Somfy Motorised Roller Blind

Want to know more? 

Visit us inside Hatfields of Colchester, call us on 01206 571000, or use our contact form.

Which motorised option will suit you?

There are a number of different systems available that can be operated via your phone, switches or batteries.

Do you have Alexa or Google? Your home system on there can be synced up to control your motorised blinds and curtains.

(Our systems are compatible with Somfy, Tahoma and Connexoon, Nest, Google, Alexa)

Take a look at the smoothness of this wonderful curtain track here below. It’s suitable for pinch pleat or wave pleat curtains:

Incredibly smooth automated curtains

This is the Glydea curtain track from Somfy. It can be motorised using battery or mains power.

The track can be controlled using a wireless wall switch, or a remote control with or without a timer and also via the Somfy hubs  – Connexoon or Tahoma (operated via your smartphone).

It’s suitable for our standard pinch pleat curtains and also available with the Silent Gliss WAVE pleat system.

The GlydeaTM electric curtain track system meets the requirements of the most prestigious projects. Motorised curtains are a common feature in high end projects such as high-quality hotels, luxury homes as well as meeting and conference venues.

Control your curtains and blinds via your smartphone

Somfy Smartphone App

Control your blinds and curtains with the Connexoon app – This is a box which is connected to your internet router.  Your blinds are then controllable via the connexoon app on your smart phone.

This is very easy to set up and control whilst you are away on holiday or out at work during the day.

It is also compatible with Alexa via the scenarios function on the Alexa app.  You create scenarios e.g. ‘leave home’, ‘sun protection’, ‘privacy’ and the app moves the blinds and curtains to your preferred setting.


Somfy/Connexoon App

Control your blinds and curtains with the Tahoma app – This is a home hub which links to your home via the Tahoma app and your wireless router. It has more scope and functions than the Connexoon.  It is also compatible with many of the ‘home robots’ eg. Alexa and Google Assistant.

Not into apps and smartphones? Go for battery operated instead

Battery operation is the most cost effective and least intrusive option. A  rechargeable lithium-ion battery has a very satisfactory life span.

Battery operated blinds can be installed in every room of the house and controlled via wireless wall switch or remote control giving you complete control over your security and privacy.

You can even control the tilt on venetian blinds using the MY switch or set your preferred height.

With integrated motors, all blinds can be mains-powered either by plug or hard wired if there is a nearby connection.

Already got an automated system?

For those homes with an existing home automation system such as Lutron, Control4 and Z-WAVE, we would recommend using the Silent Gliss autoglide curtain tracks, which has been designed to work seamlessly with these systems.

This is available with the Silent Gliss 50mm diameter Metropole profile to create a stylish finish.

Silent Gliss also offers a range of motorised blind systems for roman blinds and rollers.

Please enquire for more information.

Uninterrupted views with blackout blinds

We recently installed 10 large blackout roller blinds to a newly built house in Alresford, Essex.

All blinds were controlled via the client’s Z-Wave home automation system and installed using a recess profile we supplied to Rose builders so that the blinds could fully retract into the ceiling to allow for an uninterrupted view of the River Colne.

How do I find out more?

For more information, pop into our showroom at Hatfields of Colchester to discuss your requirements, and to arrange a home survey.

If you already know what you need,  call us on 01206 571000, and we can arrange a home visit with one of our expert installation engineers.

Or, message us for more details online using our contact form.

Good News.  Our Showroom is re-opening on Saturday 6th June

We have a social distancing policy in place to keep our staff and customers safe.  We have hand hygeine stations and floor markings to keep you safe.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Dean & Co.

If you have any questions regarding visiting the showroom please email me on or call me on 01206 571000.


Joannah Dean