Smart Motorised Track Guided Balcony Blinds: Keep out the heat, rain and more with Ziptrak®

Balconies are a staple in condos in Singapore, even with the recent adjustments from the URA. Homeowners love them, but the challenge is making them usable all year round. Given the weather challenges in Singapore, balconies can sometimes be rendered inaccessible due to heavy rains, winds and intense sun.

The solution? Motorised balcony blinds like Ziptrak® Outdoor Blinds.

These blinds can instantly transform your balcony from an outdoor space to a semi-indoor area. They also allow you to effectively manage issues like heat, rain, and even pests that hinder your use of the balcony.

Ziptrak® Outdoor Blinds also have various other benefits, which we’ll explain in detail below!

1. Integration with your existing smart home system

Ziptrak® Outdoor Blinds can be made even more convenient through integration with your smart home system. With weather sensors, your system can be set up to automatically adjust the blinds once it senses triggers like high winds or rain.

This is a big boon in Singapore, where the weather can change several times in a single day. If your blinds respond intelligently to weather conditions, you can spend less time monitoring them to make manual adjustments. Plus, they can even be adjusted automatically while you’re out of the house!

2. Integration with voice-activated assistants

Ziptrak®’s motorised blind system can be seamlessly paired with voice-activated assistants like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant via a WiFi bridge. This hands-free control option allows users to command the blinds using simple voice commands, providing added convenience and ease of use.

3. Remote control with the Somfy® App

What if you don’t have any automation triggers set up and a big downpour happens while you’re away from home? This is where another perk of Ziptrak® blinds comes into play: remote control.

Using the Somfy® app, you can close or open your Ziptrak® blinds remotely. The app also allows you to set up automation conditions in advance, such as programming your blinds to open or close at specific times, for example.

This can help you reap more energy savings by regulating indoor temperature in and near the balcony area strategically. Plus, it adds a layer of security by making your home look occupied even when no one is in!

4. Choice of fabric to fit your specific needs

One of the best things about Ziptrak® motorised blinds is that they come in a wide range of fabric options customised to match your preferred style as well as meet practical requirements. 

For example, let’s say you have a west-facing balcony with lots of heat accumulation from the afternoon sun. Your top choice might then be a fabric that has heat-reflective properties, like the PolyWeave 1% fabric, or Rainout® Blackout.

Or if you have a balcony that tends to get flooded by Singapore’s heavy rains, you might want a 0% fabric with water proof coating such as the Rainout® Frosted fabric. All of these options are available with Ziptrak®!

5. Ease of maintenance

Ziptrak® Outdoor Blinds are also known for their ease of maintenance. Made of durable PVC or mesh, they need only a simple wipedown with a mild detergent-and-water solution. These materials also have antifungal properties and UV resistance, making them extra durable.

This results in blinds that last longer than alternatives while needing less maintenance overall. Ziptrak® blinds have been shown to last longer than most traditional options made of materials such as bamboo or wood, which are more likely to start degrading in Singapore’s humid conditions.

6. Panoramic views

If you want to enjoy stellar balcony views while getting the protection and privacy you want, consider the PanoView® system. Specially designed for urban Singapore skyscrapers, these Ziptrak® blinds can go up to 6m wide without a centre post!

This allows you to easily retract your blinds for open and unobstructed views when the weather is good. And when the weather turns, they can be quickly extended to create a sheltered, semi-outdoor space that keeps you safe from the elements.

Make the most of your balcony with Ziptrak® Outdoor Blinds

If you want to learn more about how Ziptrak® blinds can elevate your balcony or outdoor space, reach out to us at ClimaShield. Our experts are ready to help with any queries you might have, whether they’re on ease of installation or the blind materials that would best suit your specific needs. 

Speak with us today to get started!