What is the difference between a wired control system and a radio control system?
In a wired control system, the control is connected to the electric motor by wires which transmit your commands to the motor. It’s a tried and tested home automation technology. In this case, the control unit is installed near the motor (beside the window, for instance, for a motorized roller shade). With a radio control system, the commands are transmitted by radio waves. This is sometimes called ‘”wireless technology”, as there is no electric wiring between the motor and the control. It is similar to how a garage door opener operates. The radio signal travels through walls to operate the motorized window coverings. The control is mobile, and you can control your roller shade within a radius of up to 65 ft. Installation is quicker too and saves your walls from being damaged. It’s a neat, simple home automation solution. Note: with Somfy, a wired system can always be upgraded to a radio installation.