With the Eve MotionBlinds Upgrade Kit, the first roller blind motor is now available as a retrofit solution with Matter. However, Zemismart is also offering a corresponding device with the Matter thrown in. So, if you have existing roller blinds or curtains in use and would like to integrate them into your Smarthome in the future, Zemismart now has the right products.
Zemismart roller motor with Matter
The Zemismart Wi-Fi Matter Roller Shade Motor can be used for roller shades with a tube diameter between 36~38mm and a minimum length of about 350mm. The competition is much more flexible thanks to various adapters with an outer tube diameter of 38~51 mm, but it also requires a minimum length of 680mm.
In addition, the Zemismart option requires a nearby socket for permanent power, as a battery has been omitted here. Not least because you rely on the energy-hungry Wi-Fi instead of Thread. For this, the Zemismart roller motor costs only about €60. A remote control with either one or nine channels is also included for around €3 or €7 more. Save 10% with Smartapfel’s permanent friends & partners discount code “SMARTAPFEL”. Pre-ordering is now possible.
Zemismart curtain motor with Matter
The first product of its kind in the Matter universe is the curtain motor. Here, a guide rail is supplied with a length of two, three, four, or five meters. On the side is the motor that can open or close the curtains from both sides. Although Wi-Fi has been chosen here as well, a battery is still installed, but it should only last for one to two days. Therefore, it is advisable to leave the power supply permanently connected.
The curtain motor is priced between €184 and €230 depending on the selected length. A remote control is included at no extra charge. You can also save 10% with the code “SMARTAPFEL”. Unlike the roller blind motor, the curtain motor cannot have a plug selected on the product page. According to the pictures, an American plug should be included. The motor also has a USB-C port.
Note: If you’re all in on Thread as well as Matter, and the curtain motor is of interest, you may want to hold back a while as ZemiSmart is in the process of preparing for the release of a Thread version of the motor – so both Matter and Thread in one package.