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Motorized Blinds and Shades

The Ultimate in Safety and Convenience

Motorized blinds and shades is a smart way to get the most out of your window treatments. You’ll enjoy freedom from cords, ease of use, and a clean, sophisticated look. Plus, Graber's automatic blinds and shades allow a range of control options, including integration into your smart-home system.

For homes with children or pets, motorized shades provide the ultimate in safety. Control your window treatments with remotes, smartphone apps, or a motorized wand. Each option has its own benefits. Ask your Graber Design Expert which option is right for you.

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Why Choose Graber Motorized Blinds & Shades?

Control at Your Fingertips

Control a single shade—or a whole house full of shades—from your phone or tablet.

Smart Timers

Create routines and time-based schedules.

Smart Home Integration

Connects with 14 different smart home systems including Alexa, Google, Control4.

*Gateway required

Control From Anywhere

Raise and lower shades from across town or the other side of the world.

*Gateway required

Energy Efficiency

Motorization makes it easier to close your blinds and shades so you can benefit from their insulating properties.


Set shades to open and close while away from home for increased security.


Motorization eliminates control cords, making it the ideal window-treatment solution for households with children and pets. Learn More about Child Safety.

Quick Start

Easy step-by-step instructions to set up and control shades, devices, and gateways.

Compatible Smart Home Devices


Graber BLE Motor with Gateway
Somfy Motor

Google Assistant

Graber BLE Motor with Gateway
Somfy Motor


Somfy Motor with Gateway


Somfy Motor


Somfy Motor


Somfy Motor


Somfy Motor


Somfy Motor


Somfy Motor


Somfy Motor


Somfy Motor


Somfy Motor

Somfy Motor


Somfy Motor

Motorized Control Options

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App & Gateway


Motorized Wand

Available with all Graber Shades Available with all Graber Shades Available with cellular, pleated, solar, and roller shades
Whole home solution Whole home or single shade Single shade
Android and iOS. Works with voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. A range of remote options for operating anywhere from 1-24 shades. Available in four lengths, as well as in black or white.

Considerations For Motorized Blinds and Shades

Available Products

Motorization is available on all our most popular shades:

  • App & Gateway: All Graber shades
  • Motorized Bottom Up/Top Down: Available in Cellular Shades
  • Bluetooth and Z-Wave: Available with Cellular, solar, and roller
  • Z-Wave Technology: All Graber shades
  • Somfy RTS motors are available on most Graber shades and select blinds
  • Motorized Wand: Cellular, pleated, solar, and roller shades
  • Three Remote Options for local control
Control Options

Graber offers various ways to control your shades with motorization:

  • App & Gateway: A whole home solution using mobile app or voice control
  • Bluetooth: Control your cellular shades with the Graber App from inside your room
  • Motorized Wand: Intuitive, three-button wand that comes attached to the shade
  • Click here to learn more about safety around Graber control options

Power Options

Choose from three convenient ways to power your shades:

  • Plug-in transformer
  • Regular batteries (lithuim batteries)
  • Rechargeable battery pack: Charges completely in five hours

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Graber has a free motorization app with the purchase of the Gateway device.

Shades can be powered with reloadable battery packs, rechargeable battery packs and plug-in transformers.

Z-Wave motorization offers the following controllers: 1:1 standard remote; Single channel Plus Remote to operate shades individually or groups of shades operating at the same time; Multi-channel Premium Remote to operate shades individually or multiple groups; and the Graber Motorization app for app and voice control integration. Motorization wand lift offers cordless wand control available in various sizes. Available in black or white.

No, currently specialty applications are not available with motorized lift.

To pair a new shade with your remote, first, reset the remote by pressing and holding the button for 15 seconds. Once the LED stops flashing, release. The LED will flash green, amber, and red before turning off. Then on the new shade, press and hold the program button for 7 seconds. When the shade jogs, release. On the remote, quickly press and release the program button twice until the LED flashes amber and green. Then press and hold the program button on the shade for 3 seconds. When the LED flashes green, release. The shade will jog once and all LEDs will then turn off. The shade is now paired with the remote.

To pair your shade with a 12-channel or premium remote, first, press and hold the program button on your shade for 7 seconds. When the shade jogs, release. Then press and hold the MENU/RIGHT button for 2 seconds on the remote. Select ZWAVE > INCLUDE. On the shade you want to pair, press and hold the program button for 3 seconds. When the LED flashes green, release. Repeat as necessary for each shade you want to pair.

Yes. On the account login screen, select “Forgot my password” and follow the directions.

Large, spread-out projects may need to be split into zones, with each zone needing its own gateway. Multi-story homes with shades on each floor will need a robust Wi-Fi signal to be able to communicate with all shades in the system. Additionally, gateways have a connectivity maximum of 30 devices.

Yes, but in order to set the gateway up to a new or different account, it will need to be removed from the original account and reset, first.

Yes, as long as your gateway is connected to the internet and attached to your account in the cloud.

No, use of this app is entirely free, with no service or monthly account fees.

No. Each gateway is controlled separately. For example, to create a routine to open all shades at 7 am, you would need to create the same routine in each gateway on your account.

No, when you reconnect the gateway to power, it will reboot and reconnect to local Wi-Fi before coming back online. All your previous settings will remain intact.

Even though the gateway app can control your shades and perform programming functions, it is still recommended to have a local, handheld remote as a secondary control in the event that large limit adjustments need to be made. The local remote can also still be used in a power outage or if your Wi-Fi connection is disrupted.

Yes, voice control is available with Google Home and Amazon Alexa.

Radio controlled motors are operated with Z-Wave protocol. Z-Wave is a popular mesh network protocol used for thousands of smart home devices. Motorized wand lift is a non-radio cordless control.

We offer motorization in cellular, pleated, classic roman, woven wood, solar/roller, sheer, layered and custom roman shades.

Motorization support has additional tips and support materials.

Double tap the gateway programming button. Once it starts flashing blue, it should broadcast an Atom SSID (ATOM_#######). Select + (add new gateway) at the main account screen and follow the prompts to set up a new network. Note: At the end of the process, a pop-up will let you know the gateway is already connected to an account. Press OK and the new Wi-Fi credentials will automatically be saved.

First, remove the gateway from your account on the main account screen (for iOS, select “Advanced,” then “Remove.” For Android, press and hold the gateway you wish to remove until a pop-up appears, then select “Remove.”) Then press and hold the gateway programming button for 10 seconds.

If you no longer have a gateway (or have set your gateway up to a new account), an old account can be deleted. Please contact Customer Service for help.

Both currently use the 500 Series Z-Wave chip.

Once your gateway and account have been set up, you can add sub-users to your account and assign them one of four different permission levels.

At this time, there is no limit to how many routines can be created. Keep in mind, however, that complexity and number of shades in routine will impact how much memory you will need.

Yes, however, the app may not provide the appropriate controls for other third party devices.

Press and hold the gateway programming button for 6-9 seconds. You will continue to be connected to your Wi-Fi.

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