The Somfy Soliris Sun & Wind sensor is the perfect addition to your awning set up. It automatically monitors the light levels, and will extend the blind in strong sunlight.
Equally, when the wind is too strong, the sensor will send a signal to the awning telling it to retract.
The sensor settings are adjustable by the user with a normal flat head screwdriver, and is mains powered so no battery changes are ever required.
The sun sensor can be switched off (for holiday or winter periods), whereas the wind sensor remains on all the time to protect the blind in windy conditions. This sensor is not designed to sense rain. For rain sensing functionality one must choose the Eolis 3d Vibration sensor (see below).
This Eolis mains powered wind sensor from Somfy simply adds the basic protection one should be considering when buying a motorised awning.
Its ‘always on’ function sense wind speeds and retracts the blind when the danger limit is detected.
Sensitivity is adjustable by the user using a standard flat head screwdriver.
The Eolis 3d vibration sensor acts as a rain and wind sensor for your motorised awning.
It is battery powered, and sits neatly in the front profile of your awnings moving rail.
When rain or wind is detected (from vibration) the Eolis 3d sends a signal to the awning motor telling it to retract.
For multiple awning installations, one Eolis 3d sensor per awning unit is required.
The Somfy Sunis sun sensor is a simple battery powered component that is mounted to the side of the awning installation. It detects direct sunlight and sends a signal to the awning to extend automatically.
It is perfect for protecting vulnerable rooms, where there is concern for the sun fading furniture and carpets.
Spreader Plates are essential where awnings are fitted to the same level as the top courses of brickwork, usually on the back of single storey buildings/extensions.
The plate takes the installation load and spreads it down the wall, thus relieving the force on the top courses of brickwork which often have no substantial weight above them to hold the awning in high winds.
For safety reasons, we will not undertake such installations without the use of spreader plates. Using them will guarantee long term usage and safety of your awning.
Gutter Brackets do much the same as a spreader plate, however, some single storey buildings/extensions do not provide enough height for the awning when it’s fully extended, and should you try and fit an awning without a gutter bracket in such situations, once could find themselves bumping their heads on the front of the awning from time to time!
Gutter brackets offer the same safety features as Spreader Plates. These plates can add an unwanted expense to the awning installation, but the added benefit of them goes beyond safety in that you’ll actually be able to use your awning in the way for which it was intended.
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