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Somfy North America Announces Apple Home Certification

Somfy, a manufacturer of motors for interior window coverings and exterior solar protections, announced its integration and certification with Apple Home. This certification aims to create a seamless integration with Apple Home for all supported Zigbee motors powering interior window applications, and the TaHoma switch.

About the integration and certification

Zigbee 3.0 technology is an interoperable, globally adopted and secure IoT solution used to connect smart home devices to a consistent network and create a seamless ecosystem of products that work simultaneously. Through the control of TaHoma switch, the new certification with Apple Home provides an easy, secure way to control Somfy powered motorized window coverings using Zigbee motors via the Apple Home app and Siri on the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, HomePod, or Mac.

The Apple Home controls will include the ability for precise adjustment of Somfy shades. Somfy now offers direct integration into five major smart home control ecosystems, including Apple Home, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Samsung SmartThings, and IFTTT.

A complete range of smart home functionalities from Somfy also continues to be made possible by the TaHoma app, available for all major devices. The app enables end users to control their smart home shading products through an interface that enables shade movement via voice command. The customizable interface simplifies controls and allows users to add devices, scenes or rooms catered to their preferences while also offering planned controls based on scheduled actions.

What Somfy says

“At Somfy, we remain committed to delivering the best possible homeowner experience through innovative solutions. This certification is an exciting step forward for the organization in expanding its global reach which will enable Somfy to continue to deliver a quality, interconnected and enjoyable user experience,” says David Parrett, Vice President of Marketing at Somfy North America.

“This solution and Somfy’s full line of Zigbee 3.0 products create a smart shading ecosystem that offers ease and comfort to all, from manufacturers on the production floor to the installer and the end user. Our focus remains on producing solutions that bring ease and comfort to all users through solutions such as Apple Home and Somfy’s TaHoma app wherein users can easily set up, configure and access their smart shading from anywhere."