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article imageFlipFlic wants to automate your blinds

By Anand Srivastava     Mar 29, 2016 in Technology
The world of home automation now extends to blinds, thanks to a new innovation from Jalousier Inc — it has created smart blinds called FlipFlic.
Maintaining blinds might not be the most taxing of jobs but it's certainly an irritating one — provided we are maintaining a pretty big home or office. The task could be a thing of the past thanks to Jalousier, Inc. with the much awaited FlipFlic. In simpler words, this is more of an automation tool, designed towards saving time and even minimal effort. Blinds can be controlled on the basis of temperature, light and schedule.
FlipFlic can control the blinds — making them smarter than usual. Technically speaking, FlipFlic is loaded with heat and light sensors— making it a perfect tool for keeping interiors cooler during unbearable summers. The indications need to be predefined over the FlipFlic app — now available only for iOS. Once preferences are inputted, this automation tool will control the orientation of multiple blinds according to luminosity and temperature.
Ksenia Vinogradova, CEO of FlipFlic, considers this innovation as a step towards indoor automation. This won’t be excruciatingly expensive and will save a lot of money compared to motorized blinds.
For the technical junkies — these smart blinds have embedded sensors attached to them. The sensors are more like micro-controllers but set across a slimmer substrate. Like the usual controllers, one can assign manual commands which are now fabricated even for a layman and the Android version is still undergoing beta testing. The tool also works well with Home Control and Netatmo for a high-end home automation arrangement.
Installation isn’t an issue thanks to FlipFlic's magnetic interface, adhering instantaneously to the blinds. The process is seamless irrespective of orientation. Jalousier, Inc. has given credence to convenience as once installed, FlipFlic is powered by integrated solar panels — working with the featured micro-USB draining right into the associated battery unit.
For starters, Jalousier, Inc. has initiated a Kickstarter campaign. There will likely be multiple adjustments and numerous trials before the device sets off for the international markets.
FlipFlic will undergo mass production in October and is expected to ship from 2017.
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