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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 headbox
  • Slim side guides with integrated windproof ziplock technology
  • Motorised remote and/or app control operation
  • Wind & light sensors (optional) for automatic functioning
  • 100’s of solar control fabrics & hardware (RAL) colours
  • Standard and bespoke mounting brackets
  • Up to 6m wide x 6m high (18m2 max surface area)
  • From £2,450 inc vat, installation & 5 year guarantee
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Cayman Blind

  • Full cassette headbox
  • Slim side channels with concealed tensioning system
  • Motorised remote control operation
  • Wind & light sensors (optional)
  • 100’s of hardware & fabric colours
  • Standard and bespoke mounting brackets
  • Up to 5m wide x 6m depth (max 18m2 surface area)
  • From £2,750 inc vat, installation & 5 year guarantee
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External Shading Showroom | 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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External Blind Reviews

Very efficient and tidy

The install team were lovely again, very efficient and tidy. Thank you and the team so much….one very happy customer ready for the sunny and hot day.

The service was excellent

We are really happy with the blind and the service was excellent from quote to fitting. I would definitely recommend you.

Holmes - Twickenham

Very impressive

Initial reaction is that the process and product have both been excellent. The fitters were very good, as were you… so far very impressive, and I would be happy to recommend you.

Wilkinson - East Molesey

An absolute pleasure

I just wanted to say that your service men were an absolute pleasure to deal with today! They are excellent ambassadors for Caribbean Blinds.

Reilly - Twickenham

The blind is incredible

I thought I would wait a little while to see how the blind was functioning before I contacted you again but I would just like to say the external roof blind has transformed the way we use our room. The space would have been virtually unusable over this summer but the heat reduction on using the blind is incredible. I am now thinking of other areas in the house that would benefit from external shading.

Robinson - Walton On Thames

The two fitters were fantastic

We are extremely pleased with both the blinds and the service. The two fitters were fantastic and we cannot wait for our awning now!

Taylor - Teddington

Really happy with the blind

Really happy with the blind, functions perfectly and the installers were great.

Rayner - St. Neots

Fantastic job

The team were very professional, did a great job and the product is lovely, really good quality. The best thing is that it looks like it has always been there, which helps fussy self-builders like us!

Fantastic job, thank you.

Cope - Staines

How pleased we are

Just to say how pleased we are with the blinds, although we have not had a chance to use them properly yet (and I suspect it will too cold for the next few days!).

Johnson - Egham