Behind the Blinds: Introducing the SelectConnect Bridge

Welcome to a special episode of Behind the Blinds! I’m Brandon and this is SelectConnect.

The SelectConnect Bridge is our brand new universal motorization bridge. It will allow you to use any motorized shades or blinds on our website all together, seamlessly in a singular app.

With the SelectConnect Bridge, you can add all of your motorized shades and blinds to this and then control them via the app as well as Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Siri Shortcuts.

The app will allow you to set up scenes so you can close all of the shades in a single room with a single button. It also lets you set up schedules, so if you’d like your bedroom shades to open up slowly in the morning to start letting some natural light in to help you wake up, you can set that up one time and it will run automatically until you tell it to stop.

The bridge has a range of about 2,500 square feet and can connect to up to 30 devices at one time. But that’s not a hard limit of 30. If you need more than that or you need more coverage, say, two floors of a home or a bigger home than 2,500 square feet, you can purchase an additional one and control them through the same app seamlessly.

One nice feature about the bridge is it does not have to have an Internet connection in order for the app to be able to control your shades. Most of the bridges on the market require an Internet connection to communicate with the Cloud before speaking to your shades to control them.

This does everything locally, so if you lose Internet, no worries. You can still open up your app and use your scenes, change your schedules and operate your shades.

However, since most smart assistants do require Internet, if you lose Internet, you won’t be able to use any voice assistance to operate your shades.

Another thing that we wanted to accomplish with this bridge is making sure that those of you with custom home automation system such as Control4 or Savant weren’t left out.

The SelectConnect Bridge is able to be integrated into one of those systems right out of the box seamlessly. That way you can still enjoy the cost savings of purchasing some of our products while still getting the benefits of having our products integrated into your home automation system.

Inside the box, you’ll receive a power adapter, power cable, the bridge itself, as well as a little quick Start Guide up here with the QR code to download the app to get you up and going.

Once you’ve downloaded the app, you’ll want to make sure that you have your shades installed in your window frame. And along with this, you’ll get QR codes corresponding to whatever products you’ve purchased. Once you’re inside the app, you’ll get this set up with your WiFi and then simply scan the QR codes that came with this to pair the bridge to your shades.

Setup is nice and easy. You’ll have the bridge plugged in, go and download the app using that QR code I mentioned earlier. The app will have you create an account, and from there, the app will guide you through the setup of your bridge.

We hope that you’ll love your new SelectConnect Bridge, but if it gets overwhelming at any point, please don’t hesitate to give our Design Consultant Team a call. We’ll be more than happy to help!

We’ll also have more in-depth programing and setup videos coming very soon. That’s it for this week’s episode of Behind the Blinds, the SelectConnect Edition. I’m Brandon. See you next week!

Behind the Blinds is our series where we dive into the finer details of everything shades and blinds. For more information about woven wood shades, call or chat with one of our Design Consultants at (888) 257-1840. They’re easy to talk to!

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