There have been app-controlled smart curtains and blinds for a long time, but SwitchBot Curtain makes almost any traditional curtain or blind smart. What’s more, it doesn’t require any installation or anything, it takes about 5 minutes to set up. It comes duty free from a European warehouse and costs approx.
The beauty of the SwitchBot Curtain lies in its simplicity, as you simply place it on the curtain or blind support and it moves on the curtain support rod or rail, pulling the curtain behind it, by means of a built-in motor and battery. It is completely wireless and there is really no fitting involved.
The question may arise, what exactly can be used with a curtain suspension? In essence, almost all popular types, i.e. for example, the simple rod, the “I” rail, “U” rail. This is something to be considered when buying, as although the structure itself is the same, the suspension is obviously different in each case.
With regard to rods, it should be noted that there are several supported types. For the grommet type, the grommet kit is recommended. With a built-in battery, it can typically be used for about 8 months on a single charge, so you rarely need to recharge it, and for 7500 Ft you can also buy a solar panel, which means you never have to worry about charging.
As an extra, you can also buy a remote control switch here, which means you don’t need to dig out the app to pull the curtains. As an extra, you can also connect the SwitchBot Meter to a thermometer and if the temperature is too high, it will pull the shade to keep the sun from shining.