Automate your curtains / drapes

Robotic curtain drapes open closers

Just before Christmas, I installed two of these robotic curtain opener/closer devices (drapes to our American friends) in less than 30 minutes. I chose the rod version (track is also available) as our curtains have eyelets and because the curtains open from the middle, I needed two. Ours are configured to work as a pair, so one command and they open/close.

I also ordered the hub to enable control via Cloud services like IFTTT.com and the Amazon Alexa. Using IJPUK.com Alexa Doorbell skill I can now control the automatic opening and closing of the curtains from my home automation system via their simple API.

That's one more thing I don't have to think about! Thank you Switchbot!