Connectivity Kit

Home automation is the way of the future, and our partners at Somfy and us here in SBi Group are leading the charge with its innovative line of products. One of their latest releases is the Somfy Connectivity Kit, which promises to make your home more innovative and connected. But what exactly is it, and how does it differ from the Tahoma Switch? Let’s take a closer look.

What is the Connectivity kit?

The Somfy Connectivity Kit is a device that allows you to control your motorised blinds, curtains, and other products using your smartphone or tablet. It connects to your home Wi-Fi network, allowing you to control your products from anywhere in the world. With the Somfy app, you can set schedules for your products, adjust their position, and receive notifications if anything goes wrong.

What are the benefits of the Connectivity Kit?

Features of the Connectivity Kit include app control, which enables users to control all the blinds in their home from a single device, as well as voice command operation, which makes controlling lighting while you do work and your hands aren’t free. Remote control functionality means that family members can all use their own smartphones to control the devices. In addition, the kit has been verified for UL’s IoT Security Rating, meeting critical benchmarks for IoT cybersecurity and providing peace of mind for users.

However, scheduled and advanced scenes are not available with the Connectivity Kit, and it is not compatible with the TaHoma switch USB adapter or the TaHoma switch Ethernet adapter. It’s important to note that the Somfy motors and devices must be io compatible for full functionality. The kit comes with only a USB cable.

Connectivity kit vs TaHoma Switch

The Tahoma Switch is another Somfy product that allows you to control your motorised products using your smartphone or tablet. However, there are some key differences between the Tahoma Switch and the Somfy Connectivity Kit.

Firstly, the Connectivity Kit is a standalone device that only controls Somfy products. With it, you can easily control your Somfy motors & lighting by app and voice. It’s so convenient and easy! Manage your Somfy’s compatible home equipment like:

  • Connect and centralise your home
  • Control a single or a group of products
  • Check and control your devices remotely
  • Control it from your smartphone through the TaHoma app or by voice with a compatible voice assistant

The TaHoma Switch, on the other hand, is designed to work with other smart home systems, making it a more versatile option. Additionally, the Connectivity kit is limited to controlling 20 Somfy products, while the TaHoma can control up to 200.

Another difference is in the level of customisation available. While the Connectivity kit allows you to adjust individual products, the TaHoma Switch offers more advanced features, such as creating custom scenes and integration with other smart home systems.

One of the key benefits of the Somfy Connectivity Kit is that it is compatible with all of SBi Group’s products. This means that you can use the kit to control not only your blinds and curtains, but also your awnings, shutters, and garage doors. Whether you have a single Somfy product or a whole house full of them, the Somfy Connectivity Kit can provide a seamless and intuitive way to control them all. So if you’re looking for a powerful and versatile home automation solution, the Somfy Connectivity Kit is a great choice.

In conclusion, the Connectivity Kit is an innovative device that offers a range of benefits for anyone looking to make their home smarter and more connected. With easy-to-use functionality, customisation options, and compatibility with other smart home systems, it’s a versatile and powerful option. Whether you’re at home or on the go, the Connectivity Kit puts control of your motorised products right at your fingertips.