Connected Home

Motorized shades from Kensington For Home feature the ability to control via an app, connect to your smart speaker, or be connected to a 3rd part home automation System.


Operating your motorized shades can be as simple or connected as you want! Whether it’s a simple hand-held remote, or connecting to a home automation platform like Control 4 or similar, Kensignton’s motorization systems give you ultimate flexibility.

Remote Control: Control your shades with a simple button-press on your hand-held remote.

App Control: Using an app for your smartphone plus an internet hub, your shades can be controlled from your home or anywhere in the world.

Voice Control: Using your smart speaker (Ie Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri) plus a wifi hub, your can simply control your shades by voice commands.

Wall Switch: TEXTON motorization systems can be controlled by a switch placed directly on your wall, matching existing decor.

Third-party Integration: All of TEXTON motorization systems can connect to other home automation systems such as Savant, Control4, Lutron, Crestron and others.

Control Your Shades with Alexa, Siri or Google Assistant.

TEXTON’s motorization systems are designed to be compatible with smart-speaker systems including Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Homekit.  When using a WiFi Bridge, your shades are ready to be controlled by your voice.

Amazon Alexa

To control your motorized shades via Amazon Alexa, connect your Volta Pulse2 Hub or Somfy MyLink to the internet. Using your smart phone and Alexa app, link the Amazon skill and begin using your voice for shade control.

Google Home

With your motorized shades and our MyLink and Volta WiFi bridges, manage and control your motorized shades from the Google Home and WiFi bridge. Utilize the Google Assistant to naturally control your shades with your voice.

Apple HomeKit

TEXTON’s Volta WiFi bridge is designed for compatibility with Apple HomeKit. Simply set up the Volta Wifi hub and app, then instruct Siri to control your smart shades, with your voice, via a variety of Apple Devices.


Speak Naturally

Smart Speakers connected to TEXTON’s Volta or Somfy WiFi hubs will respond to clear and simple instructions to control your smart shades rather than focusing on specific phrases or percentages.


Scene Control

Streamline control of scenes created in your Volta Pulse 2 App. Give your scene a logical name, for example: Good Morning. Google will recognize this scene when you activate it with your voice.

Control Like a Light

Voice Control treats shades like switches, so it’s easy to think of controlling them like lights. To raise your shades, say “Alexa, turn on…” and “Alexa, turn off…” to lower.

Automate Your Shades With App Control.

The TEXTON Home app offers endless options for making  window coverings work around you daily life. No matter where you are, you are always in control of the blinds within your home. The smartphone app, available for iOS and Android, is compatible with the Rollease Acmeda & Volta Pulse 2 Hub.

Automate Scenes

Tailored to You

Using the TEXTON Home app, personalize your shades by programming how your TEXTON shades interact with daily events. Set a scene for waking up, bedtime, movie time for any other time of the day.

A unique set of scenes available include holiday scenarios, environmental conditions as well as entertainment scenes. TEXTON Home offers a truly customized experience.

3rd Party Automation.

For advanced setups, TEXTON shades support integration with leading home automation platforms. Whether you select a Somfy or Volta motor platform, your A/V Integrator can easily connect your motorised shades to the rest of your home’s systems.

TEXTON’s motorized technology is compatible with many of the leading automation systems, including: