Pella Windows and Doors, the name we’ve recognized since 1966 as a leading provider of quality windows and doors for new construction, remodeling and replacement applications, has branched off into totally new territory: home automation. It’s a big move for a company with strong roots in the construction industry, but one that they’re entering with gusto this week at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas by fully embracing the natural synergy between technology and architecture with its new Pella Insynctive product line.
As one of the first manufacturers in its category to develop smart home products for windows and doors, Pella’s wireless Z-Wave-based line of products includes window and door sensors, garage door sensors, deadbolt entry door sensor, status indicator, bridge and motorized blinds and shades.
Unlike many of the DIY home automation systems showcased at CES this year, Pella’s system is intended to be integrated into professionally installed home automation systems. Pella currently has partnerships with Wink, Nexia Home Intelligence, Crestron and Savant—with additional partnerships coming in 2015. An Insynctive hub connects the various door and window sensors, and motorized window treatments to a homeowner’s choice of automation system, enabling products to be included in various scenes and modes that a professional installer creates.
Using Insynctive technology, homeowners can know at a glance if windows, doors and garage doors are opened or closed and if their entry door is locked or unlocked. Insynctive also allows homeowners to control motorized blinds and window shades. The integrated system of sensors and motorized blinds and shades can be controlled while at home simply using the status indicator or remote control, or while away by integrating with a compatible home automation system.
Insynctive products are sold separately and give homeowners the ability to choose the products they need to get the level of home management they want whether a single sensor on the front door or outfitting the entire home with sensors and Insynctive blinds and shades.
Products available include:
Window, door and garage door sensors
– Insynctive Window, Door and Garage Door Sensors wirelessly relay information via the Bridge to the Insynctive Status Indicator so, while at home, users know at a glance whether windows and doors are opened or closed.
– Insynctive Window and Door Sensors mount easily to most any brand of window or door—no tools required. The Insynctive Garage Door Sensor mounts to most types of tilting or lifting garage doors.
Entry door deadbolt sensor
– Insynctive Entry Door Deadbolt Sensor can be installed with a new Pella entry door and will indicate if the door is closed and locked.
Pella blinds and shades with remote control and Insynctive technology
– Pella’s Designer Series:® snap-in between-the-glass blinds and shades and Pella roomside blinds and shades are available with motorized Insynctive technology. While at home, homeowners can control all the blinds and shades in a room using the remote control.
– Additionally, Pella blinds and shades with Insynctive technology can be programmed to a compatible home automation system via the Insynctive bridge and operated from a smart device.
– Homeowners can choose between cellular shades, roller shades, wood blinds* and between-the-glass blinds or shades with Insynctive technology. *Available Summer 2015.