Matter blinds and shades

Matter blinds and shades

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Matter smart blinds and shades are the future of the smart home. The tech industry's most prominent names are all on board to support the new smart home standard, Matter. OmniaBlinds smart blinds and shades powered by Eve MotionBlinds have Thread support and will be Matter certified.

Matter is considered a game-changer for the smart home industry because it intends to solve the complications around compatibility. This has been stopping the smart home industry from becoming mainstream because of the hustle of figuring out what works with what.

One standard will also be beneficial for the manufacturers as they only need to support Matter instead of several platforms. 

Matter standard logo for certified blinds and shades motors

Matter thread smart blinds and shades will simplify things 

The goal of Matter is to make things a lot easier for consumers. It will be an interoperability protocol, or application layer, with standard data models that ensure smart home devices can work across different types of smart home ecosystems. 

Thread is a new networking protocol that makes Matter work better by making it easier and faster to connect smart devices to your home. It works alongside your home Wi-Fi network while also extending your network’s reach and making it more reliable.

Seamless communication

Control your Matter thread smart blinds and shades with the smart home app of your choice because they will work with whatever Matter device you prefer. It will not matter if its Apple, Samsung or Google, you decide. 

This is what Matter intends to do for you which makes OmniaBlinds motorized blinds powered by Eve MotionBlinds future-proof as they will support Matter. Which means that you do not have to get a bridge to connect OmniaBlinds not only with HomeKit but Google and Amazon aswell.

How does Matter work?

Matter, built on the internet protocol IPv6, takes an open-source development approach leveraging proven technologies. Including Apple HomeKit, Google, Amazon, and the Connectivity Alliance (former Zigbee Alliance). 

At launch, it will run on top of Thread, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet. Bluetooth will be used for commissioning and adding devices to your Matter network. Battery-operated devices will typically use Thread because it's a low-energy protocol specially created for the smart home. 

Matter is, by design, secure because it communicates locally very much as HomeKit does. This also means that Matter-certified blinds and shades will not require any cloud communication. That said it is optional to add cloud-dependent services if you choose to do so.

What about my existing smart home?

Many smart homes use Zigbee or other technologies, but fortunately, one of the devices supported by Matter is bridges. Which means that the manufacturers can roll out a firmware update to their bridges, and all child accessories can communicate with the bridge, for example, your Matter-certified shades.

Should I wait for Matter-certified blinds and shades? 

You do not need to wait for Matter-certified blinds and shades before purchasing. Because Eve MotionBlinds has has announced that they are releasing the Matter update on November 14, 2023. If you are still uncertain, sign up for our newsletter, and we will notify you once the motor is upgraded to support Matter.

We hope this article clarified things a bit, and we will make updates if things change. As well as adding the most popular smart home devices once they get Matter certified and compatible with the Matter blinds and shades motor.

6 comments

Scott
Scott

Are any of your roller blinds “Matter” certified today? (dont care about future). I am only buying matter certified devices to pair with an Alexa Echo Dot gen 5.

Benjamin Andersen
Benjamin Andersen

i plan to upgrade my current blinds somfy, etc to something matter latter. by first replace those not automated
but also waiting for ubuquity to support matter in their ap and dreammachine

Raj
Raj

Hi Omniablinds:

I am doing a new construction home I would like to pre-wire for my blinds, as I don’t believe in running everything on battery; but want to take advantage of matter and/or thread technologies. I am Can you please help me if you guys have solutions for me?

Regards,
Raj

Kevin
Kevin

I would like a quote for smart blinds that are compatible with my Apple HomeKit and the matter standard.

Ryan
Ryan

Smart blinds are a great investment for any home. If you use it with good smart lighting, smart blinds can help maximize the amount of daylight in your home, it will surely cut down on electricity usage.

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