Somfy’s Total Home Automation system (TaHomA) offers control of your products such as motorized shades, awnings, lights and even thermostats using wireless technologies (like Z-Wave® and Radio Technology Somfy®.)
TaHomA optimizes the interaction of natural and artificial lighting, heating and cooling according to your personal preferences, saving you time, energy, and money. It’s an innovative solution that allows you to control, schedule, and supervise lighting, window covering, and climate control devices whether you’re sitting in your living room or halfway around the world.
TaHomA is an affordable and easy-to-use system that will increase energy efficiency, increase the comfort of your home, and provide the simplicity and enjoyment of total home automation.
TaHomA and Energy Savings
TaHomA efficiently manages the “energy triangle” of your home: the interaction of natural and artificial lighting, heating and cooling, according to your personal preferences.
With remote access and automation, TaHomA offers significant energy saving opportunities automatically or with a simple touch of a button.
In Winter: Automatically raise the shades during the day to warm your home with sunlight and lower the thermostat to save energy. Motion sensors can detect when someone arrives and can automatically raise the thermostat to a comfortable temperature.
In Summer: Lower the shades during the day to block the sun. Motion sensors can detect when someone arrives and can automatically lower the thermostat for a cooler interior temperature.
A certified Somfy TaHomA Expert dealer will work with you to install and tailor the operation of the TaHomA gateway controller.
When plugged into the network router, TaHomA automatically connects and configures to the home network and Somfy’s remote support server.
Once TaHomA locates all of the Z-Wave® and RTS® wireless control devices, the Somfy TaHomA Expert dealer will make sure they are all talking to each other and working properly.
Z-Wave® is a next-generation wireless ecosystem that uses simple, reliable, low-power radio waves to communicate with other devices throughout the home.
Devices that have Z-Wave® technology are light switches and dimmers, motorized window products (i.e., blinds, shades, awnings,) thermostats, and motion sensors.
RTS® is Somfy’s wireless radio technology embedded in millions of motorized window coverings around the world.
Most of your devices can be Z-wave® enabled throughout the home by plugging them into modules. Your laptop PC, desktop PC, iPad or iPhone can be used to interface with TaHomA, as long as it’s connected to the internet. You can raise and lower your screens whether you’re at home, at work, on vacation, or … anywhere!
The TaHomA dashboard is intuitive and easy to navigate. Customize your settings to maximize the performance of energy saving products, such as shades, lighting, and HVAC systems.
Each room in the home is represented by a separate icon. When the icon is selected, all TaHomA devices in that room are displayed. Simply select the device you wish to control and adjust as needed.
Scenes allow you to group devices so you can control them all with one simple action.
For example, most people lower all the shades and turn off the lights before going to bed. Instead of accessing each motorized shade and each light in every room, simply access a scene “Good Night.” In one simple step, all the shades will lower and all the lights will turn off.
In addition, motion sensors may be programmed to trigger any predetermined scene. For example, a motion sensor recognizes when you walk into a room and the lights automatically turn on.
Schedules take the concept of scenes to the next level by automating them. This means that you can associate any action with a time so that it occurs automatically.
A schedule can be programmed to turn all the light on at 8:00 am, open the shades, and lowers the thermostat before you leave for work. Create one schedule for weekdays and a different one for the weekend so your home is always comfortable and energy efficient.
TaHomA allows you to control all types of areas in your home using your laptop PC, desktop PC, iPad, or iPhone. This means that accessing motorized shades, lights, and thermostats can be done from anywhere, whether you are at home, work, or on vacation!
With TaHomA you can control:
- Motorized window coverings
- Motorized shutters
- Motorized awnings
- Light switches and dimmers
- Thermostats/HVAC systems
- Motion sensors
Scenes can be created with a blend of various devices to have personalized settings and pre-scheduled hours of automatic operation for each day of the week.
For example, in the kitchen from 7 am to 10 am, the lights will be dimmed to 30 percent, the window shades will be fully open, and the thermostat set to a comfortable temperature.
In the kitchen from 4 pm to 10 pm, the lights will be at 75 percent, the window shades will be closed, and the thermostat will be set to a comfortable temperature whether that’s the same as the temperature in the morning or not!