What is Jalousier?

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Jalousier is a small device that clips onto venetian blinds, automatically adjusting the position of slats according to the lighting conditions, room temperature, changing weather, and time of day, thus saving you time and money. 

Sync with the Sun

Rely on natural daylight means that you live in tune with the natural rhythms.



Saving time

Adjusts automatically to spare you the time-consuming hassle of adjusting multiple window blinds many times a day.

Saving money

Cuts down on artificial lighting, cooling, and heating up to 18%.


Child and pet safety at home

Use Cordbox with cord retracting mechanism to create a safer environment for small children and pets.


Max daylight & climate control

As the sun moves, so do your shades, automatically keeping light levels and room temperature consistent throughout your entire home.


Ideal for office

Creates a uniform and well-lit work space without need to spend company time adjusting the blinds.



How Jalousier is different?

We set out to turn the window coverings industry upside down by designing a solution that addresses the major consumer pain points of existing products: price, installation, controls and technology

Compare Jalousier to electric blinds >>>

Features

Easy to install

Creates a uniform and well-lit work space. Obviates the need for an employee to spend company time adjusting the blinds. Watch video>>>

Easy to customize

Customizable, programmable, and remotely accessible Learn more about Jalousier modes & settings>>>

Any smart phone works

Works with iPhone, iPad, and Android. Jalousier's intuitive and free app allows for gesture and remote control of blinds and settings.

Sleek and Silent

Jalousier blends in with the blinds and will not interfere with the décor. It works silently.

Moves when you do

Jalousier, the next must-have, easily removes without needing any mechanical change. Easily take Jalousier with you when you move.

Gesture control

Jalousier will read gestures from a cell phone to “magically” adjust the blinds to the desired position.


Docks to Home Automation systems

Jalousier is not only a stand-alone product. It is able to integrate seamlessly into a smart home systems via ZigBee.

Built-in Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi allows remote controlling several devices in different rooms simultaneously by groups from anywhere in the world.


Shared access

Access shared instantly with family at home or colleagues in office.



Who’s the team behind Jalousier?

Sergey Vinogradov

Hardware & Software Engineer, experienced iOS/Mac Developer with an MD in Physics and Mechanics, more than six years in major industrial companies, over three years in iOS Development.

Dmitry Vinogradov

Graphic & Hardware Design,
qualified Architect, and talented Designer.

Ksenia Vinogradova

Content/PR/Marketing,
four years of Business Development and Project Management.

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Frequenly Asked Questions

What problem are you solving and how are you solving it?

Manually opening and closing blinds is inconvenient and time-consuming.
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Even with those costly electric blinds you have to press buttons and guess the best angle of slats.

As a result we too often rely on and pay for artificial lighting, cooling and heating, even when we don’t have to.


Well, think about this: what if your window blinds could automatically adjust to the changing light and temperature conditions, without your time and efforts to adjust each blind? Jalousier makes it happen, saving your time and money. Also, you won’t have to keep climbing over furniture to reach the blinds.


Why should I care right now?

Be the first to get your Jalousier. Best price: Big discounts for early bids and you access to our entire solution for free! Your input will make the project successful, because you'll be the driving force behind it! Direct feedback and support from the creators of Jalousier, and your feedback will always be taken into account. We want you to be part of our development team, and help us realize the potential of a Jalousier.

Will Jalousier work with my blinds?

Jalousier can be clipped onto any standard horizontal (venetian) blinds of any width and height with standard square shaped head rail. Compatibility depends only on the size and construction of the head rail.

Jalousier comes with ¾” to 1” and 1 ½” to 2" hooks. Remember, this is a Crowdfunding project. That means that we can slightly modify the product according to your needs. For example, for bulk orders we can develop additional types of hooks for your blinds. If you have any doubts, send us a picture of the headrail and tilter machine of your blinds. Here are pictures of compatible blinds>>>


Will you develop Jalousier to work with other types of blinds?

We also have developed a concept for roller blinds. It will be our next project. Then we will get down to the rest.


Which devices work with Jalousier ?

Any Internet-enabled device can control Jalousier through our website by logging in to the Dashboard. iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad users can download our application through the iTunes App Store. Android users can download our application through the Google Play Store. While we don’t currently offer dedicated apps for BlackBerry or Windows Phone, any smartphone can control Jalousier through our website.


How do I install Jalousier ?

Installing Jalousier is as easy as 1-2-3. You don’t need any tools at all.

  • Remove the blind wand.
  • Clip a small gear wheel to the shaft of the tilter.
  • Hang upper part of Jalousier on the head rail. Use one of the two types of hooks, according to the height of the rail.
  • Clip the drive gear to connect motor and tilter.
  • Snap the batteries block with 6 AA batteries into place.
  • Now you can reel the cord into the small CordBox. The mechanism retracts cord for child and pet safety.
Each Jalousier comes with an instruction manual. An installation video is available in the updates to the campaign and on our website.

When will my Jalousier ship?

Shipping for preordered Jalousier will begin in October, 2014 at the latest. We will try our best to deliver Jalousier ASAP. As we approach that date, more specific shipping information will be available.


How much does shipping cost?

We anticipate international shipping to other countries be in the range of $25-35, according to the perk you choose. Shipment does not include extra fees from customs, or additional costs associated with your country.


What comes in the box?

Jalousier , two types of hooks, Manual, Cordbox.


I’m not sure I gave you my shipping address, can you check?
I recently moved, should I send you my new address?

Don’t worry, we’ll be contacting you again right before your pack of Jalousier is ready to ship and confirm your shipping address to make sure the Jalousiers arrive at the right place!

How big is Jalousier?

Jalousier prototype dimensions are 6.69 X2.16 X 1.58 inch ( 170 X 55 X 40 mm). You can download a printable template of Jalousier here and see how it matches your blinds and interior.


How many Jalousier devices do I need?

For one blind you need one device. We recommend installing Jalousier on every window at least on the sun-facing side.


How many Jalousier devices can I control at once?


You can easily control as many Jalousier devices as you need from a single account. Create groups and manage several devices simultaneously. From your mobile device or computer you can view all Jalousier s that you have access to, as well as view or change their settings and state.


What happens if I lose my phone?

In the event that you lose your phone, you can easily disable its access to your Jalousier by resetting your account password. Your phone will be automatically logged out. The person who has stolen or found your phone will need to know your new password to log in.


How long does the battery last?

With six high-quality AA batteries , Jalousier will last for six months to a year, depending on usage. Jalousier will send you a notification when its batteries are running low.


How can I keep updated with Jalousier news?

We post progress updates every other week on our blog at blog.jalousier.com.

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Will Jalousier go through certification?

Yes, we will go through CE (for shipping in EU) and FCC (US). Other certificates are under consideration.


Is there an API planned?

Yes, more details will be available after the crowdfunding campaign ends. If you’d like to be notified about the release of the API, you can straight away and you’ll email us be the first to get all the cool technical details on how to connect the data from the Jalousier to your existing smart systems.


Can I get detailed technical specifications?

We haven’t finalized all the details yet, we’ll have more technical info available when we launch the production.


Do you have a distribution program? What are your plans for distribution via retail channels?

Being a small company with a great idea, we decided to start with Crowdfunding. All retailers are welcome to back us during the campaign and pre-order large perks at a special price. All early-birds ready to fund us will get Jalousier first. For bulk orders customization like different colors, and logo placement will be available. If you’re interested in helping us get Jalousier into eager clients’ hands, email us .


Can't I program my thermostat anyways?

Programmable thermostats and window blinds are two different technologies, both addressing the economic and environmental impact of HVAC mismanagement. In fact, relying solely on a thermostat to regulate the temperature of your home is grossly ignoring the benefits of simply closing or opening the blinds.

“Did you know that in a typical home, windows account for nearly 50% of the heat gain and loss? Though windows are a beautiful feature in any home, they can also account for 10% to 25% of our bills. Since it costs the average American home about $1,000 to heat the house, that's up to $225 going right out the window! Also during the summer, air conditioners must work harder to cool hot air from sunny windows, eating much more energy and driving up costs. Blinds can reduce heat gain by as much as 45%. It is a practical option that gives you air and light flow, works to minimize harmful summer sun radiation, and maximizes heat retention in the winter....”

Window Treatments = Lower Heating Bills

How do you protect blinds from over-opening or over-closing?

Every time you install Jalousier and switch it on, it automatically determines its range of motion. This means over-opening and over-closing are avoided.

Contacts


Jalousier Ltd.

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Vasil Kynchev 11, Varna, 9000, Bulgaria

hello@jalousier.com