Apple HomeKit

Hey Siri, open my shades

Automate™ motorization is designed for for compatibility with Apple HomeKit. Simply set up the Automate Pulse 2 Hub and App then instruct Siri to control your smart shades, with your voice, via a variety of Apple devices.


Plain Language

Say what comes naturally to your Apple smart device. If you say, open, lower, open a little bit or close halfway, Siri will comprehend and the Automate shades will react accordingly.

Quick Response

When using your voice to control your Automate smart shades, the Apple Home app and Siri provide the quickest response time between stating the command and the shade moving.

Relevant Feedback

Ask Siri to report back on the status of your Automate smart shades so you know when to charge the batteries or check if the shades are closed in another room after you have already gone to bed.

On the Move

Activate your Automate shades with your voice when you are away from home. Want the shades to close when you've left the house? There's no need to hang around, simply ask Siri in the car on your way out.*

*Provided that an you have an Apple device set up as a home hub within your home, connected to your home Wi-Fi network and turned on.


Apple HomeKit

Grouping Shades

Group your smart shades by room in the Apple Home app to effortlessly control multiple shades via voice command.

Apple HomeKit

Establish Scenes

Adjust your shades to suit your needs by establishing scenes in the Apple Home app. To easily carry out the sequence of events, prompt Siri with your voice.

Apple HomeKit

Speak Naturally

Siri will respond to clear and simple instructions to control your smart shades rather than focusing on specific phrases or percentages.

Apple HomeKit

Consolidated Control

Automate provides you with the products to power your shades but the Apple Home app makes it easy to set up and control all your HomeKit devices, all from one place.

Apple HomeKit Set UP

Getting started

Setting up your Automate smart shades to work with the Apple Home app is simple and secure.

Scan the HomeKit set-up code found directly on the base of the Automate Pulse 2 Hub, it instantly pairs with your iOS device.

The Home app will also recognize the Automate products that have already been set up using the Automate Pulse 2 App.

If you require further assistance, try following the instructions in the Automate Shades Set-Up Guide for iOS – available for download below.