AUTOMATED SMART BLINDS

How our motorised sensor controlled blinds work

Automated blinds have grown significantly in popularity over the past few years as temperatures continue to rise and simply refer to a blind(s) that is not only motorised, fitted with a tubular motor and operated by remote control but also linked into relevant sensors that based on the ambient conditions automatically position the blind for maximum effectiveness.

The most common sensor type configured with our blinds is a dual light/heat and wind sensor. This automatically extends a blind when a set light level is reached (typically 20,000 lux), but also retracts the blind if strong winds pose a danger or if the light level falls below the threshold. Built-in delay times for light and wind levels prevent the blind opening and closing repeatedly in a short space of time.

Smart and automated blinds are particularly important when a property is unoccupied, as they ensure when temperatures rise, the blind automatically extends to prevent excessive solar heat gain, ensuring when you arrive back, the property is at a cool and comfortable temperature.

For additional ‘automatic’ functionality, a smart hub can be plugged into the broadband, which allows the blinds to operate from an app on any smart device including iPhones, with features including scheduling, automatically extending/retracting blinds at pre-determined times of each day and allowing blinds to be operated from anywhere in the country or world. Furthermore, the smart hub allows seamlessly linking in with popular smart home devices such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home.

Sensors can be included as part of the initial installation or added at a later stage as needed. Other sensors include rain sensors, that automatically retract blinds during wet weather.

All automated blinds from Caribbean Blinds feature the latest technology including motors, controls and sensors from industry leaders Somfy, ensuring a smooth, effortless functioning.

Automated Blind Models

Antiguan Blind

  • Full Cassette Casing
  • Up to 6m wide x 6m high
  • Motorised remote control operation
  • Wind & light sensors (optional)
  • 100’s of hardware & fabric colours
  • Standard and bespoke mounting brackets
  • From £2,500 inc vat, installation & 5 year guarantee
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Cayman Blind

  • Full cassette casing
  • Up to 5m wide x 6m depth (projection)
  • Motorised remote control operation
  • Wind & light sensors (optional)
  • 100’s of hardware & fabric colours
  • Standard and bespoke mounting brackets
  • From £3,500 inc vat, installation & 5 year guarantee
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Outdoor Living Showsite | Caribbean Blinds

Main Showsite

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  • Caribbean Blinds UK Ltd
  • Head Office, Factory & Showsite
  • Woodhall Business Park
  • Sudbury
  • Suffolk
  • CO10 1WH
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  • Showroom Opening Hours
  • Monday to Thursday: 9am – 5pm
    Friday: 9am – 4pm
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: Closed
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Reviews

Exceeded expectations

I thought I would drop you a line to say how thrilled both my clients and myself are with the end product. The design, build quality and installation far exceeded anything we expected. Even though the project is far from complete, they (Outdoor Living Pods) both look absolutely stunning.

A special thanks goes to the installation team. Their work ethic and commitment to delivering a perfect product was amazing. Brad the project manager has such superb communication skills and a positive can do attitude, everything ran like a Swiss watch.

I would finally like to add that from my initial visit to your head office a few months ago, I knew you were the Company we could trust. Our decision was never based on price, but value for money and giving the business to a Company that could deliver. Having done detailed research on automated pergolas, you were by far away the most professionally complete Company to deal with.

Astill - Derby

Absolutely brilliant

Blown away with our pod! It has exceeded our expectations and Brad and the team are absolutely brilliant- what a lovely bunch of guys.

Turney - Caterham

I am delighted

I am delighted with the results and your team was a delight too! Looking forward to enjoying my extended living space!

Ritson - Halstead

Extremely pleased

The installation was completed today and both Jane and I are extremely pleased with its appearance, and from what we can see so far, the quality of the construction. Your team are a great credit to Caribbean Blinds. They worked hard, were very tidy, courteous and took great care that the installation – particularly the attachment to the house – was carried out professionally.

Warbey - Reigate

A first class job

We had our Outdoor Living Pod installed over the past couple of days and I wanted to write to say thank you and congratulate your team of three fitters for an absolutely outstanding job. We could not be more pleased with the finished result, the work ethic and craftsmanship of the three guys or their continued good humour and light-hearted banter over the past couple of days. I can honestly say that we could not have wished for a better team or a better result. Thrilled is not a work I use lightly but in this case, it is thoroughly appropriate. Thanks to you and the team and all those back in production who built the Pod (and who probably don’t get much of a shout out) for a first class job.

Howell - Milton Keynes

Excellent communication

We are extremely delighted with our new Outdoor Living Pod! It looks great and is exactly what we envisaged. The whole experience from start to finish has been easy and stress-free. From the initial quote and survey through to the installation, everything has been dealt with professionally and efficiently with excellent communication. The fitters did a brilliant job and were friendly and respectful. All in all, we would be very happy to recommend Caribbean Blinds. This is a high-end product but the price is reflected in the quality and workmanship. We cannot wait to start reaping the benefits of our Pod for many years to come.

Jephson - Mansfield

All done very smoothly

Just to say your installation team, were very helpful and a credit to the company. All done very smoothly.

Lance - Hampshire

Very impressed

We are really pleased with how the Outdoor Living Pod looks. We love being able to have meals in the Pod, even when the weather is inclement. We were very impressed with the installation team… who were efficient, considerate and polite. We knew how expensive the Pod would be, so were slightly apprehensive about whether we would be able to justify the cost to ourselves, however, we have been very pleased with it. It certainly came into its own on August bank holiday Sunday, when we had a party here. Our friends were very impressed… with the most common comments being ‘WOW it’s fantastic’ followed by ‘I’ve never seen anything like this- where did you find it?

Brown - Essex

Most impressed with the service

We have been most impressed with the service that we have received from your company, from initial consultation right through to the ordering and fitting process of our Outdoor Living Pod. It has proved even better than we expected and considerably enhances our property. We look forward to ‘needing’ the shade it will provide.

Ryan - Essex