Controller for switchable privacy glass

IN THIS ARTICLE YOU WILL LEARN:
  • Types of controllers
  • What is the best controller for the Smart Glass
  • Who provides controller installation

Let’s dive in!

CONTROLLER: A device that can deliver electricity to Smart Glass to switch appearance from opaque to transparent (turn On/Off the privacy).

Whether you are looking to control your Smart Glass with a wall switch, dimmer, remote control or wirelessly, Smart Glass Technologies has you covered! Easy compatibility with many home automation systems allows you to control multiple glass panels simultaneously, set up schedules to automatically control your Smart Glass, as well as motion sensors and voice control.

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TYPES OF CONTROLLERS:
  • Wall On/Off Switch
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The wall switch is one of the most common and important electrical devices in the home.

Most of the common types of switches come in different styles, such as toggle, rocker, slider, or push-button. The style usually does not affect the switch function and wiring.

While switches usually are used for lights, they can be used to turn electrical current on or off for nearly any electrical device, including the Smart Glass.

  • Wall Dimmer
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A dimmer switch controls Smart Glass opacity, by reducing the average voltage applied to the Smart Glass.

In the professional lighting industry, changes in intensity or opacity are called “fades” and can be “fade up” or “fade down”.

  • Remote/ Smart Switch
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A remote makes it an ideal replacement for older switches regardless of your home’s décor. 

You can control your Smart Glass in a variety of ways – via the free app, your voice, or from the wall; create personalized schedules to turn on, off, or dim Smart Glass at set times to best fit your everyday routines.

You can mount the Remote switch to almost any wall surface without cutting holes or pulling wire.

Also the remote can be used up to a 100-foot radius, and will respond instantly regardless of how many walls or obstacles are between it and the Smart Glass! Remote switches’ battery life is excellent – you won’t need to replace the coin cell battery even after years of use.

  • Door lock
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The door switch is an electric contacting device for opening and closing the current, which is attached to the Smart Glass and operated by opening or closing the door.

For example, some of the restaurants like to surprise their guests and be remembered not only by great food but also an amazing experience. So they install the Smart Glass with the door switches in their bathrooms!

So you can imagine their surprise when they see transparent walls in the bathrooms!

But one they go in and lock the door, the Smart Glass turns off to the opaque mode.

  • Smartphone
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The Smart Glass integrates with smartphones for convenient operation.

All you have to do is to download an application on your phone!

  • Google Home / Alexa Amazon
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Control your Smart Glass through voice commands!

Note: this switch requires a neutral wire for installation.

Watch how it works in real life!

Schedule the in-wall smart wi-fi switch to automatically power Smart Glass on or off based on the specific times you set and schedule. Help keep intruders away while on vacation with additional security. Save on your electric bills by cutting out wasteful standby power and overheating, while extending product life.

  • Smart Home Systems (like Z-Wave)

Z-Wave is a wireless communications protocol used primarily for home automation. It is a mesh network using low-energy radio waves to communicate from appliance to appliance, allowing for wireless control of residential appliances and other devices, including the Smart Glass.

Like other protocols and systems aimed at the home and office automation market, a Z-Wave system can be controlled via the Internet from a smartphone, tablet or computer, and locally through a smart speaker, wireless keyfob, or wall-mounted panel with a Z-Wave gateway or central control device serving as both the hub controller and portal to the outside.

WHAT IS THE BEST CONTROLLER FOR THE SMART GLASS?

Smart Glass Technologies choice is Lutron Caséta. 

Serving people with the Smart Glass for over 5 years, Lutron Caséta switch has always been easy to install and convenient to use.

  • It was purposely built to work in homes of all ages – it works with older wiring as well as new
  • Caséta works without a neutral wire
  • Caséta is also the most connected smart lighting control brand, so your clients can seamlessly integrate other smart home products and services such as Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, Sonos speakers, and more.
  • You don’t need an app to control Caséta – anyone can use it
  • Your Smart Glass works even if your Wi-Fi goes down
  • Quick to install (takes 10 minutes)
  • Easy to set up
WHO DOES  INSTALLATION OF A SWITCH?

Smart Glass Technologies certified installers connect the wires from the Smart Glass to a UL-certified Power Transformer and then to an existing switch, or simply install another one if necessary.

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We have over 7 teams of certified installers in the US, Canada and Middle East ready to inspect and start your project!

In case, you are not located in the cities of the Smart Glass Technologies service – don’t worry:

1- our Team travels around the world to complete projects

2- our Team provides 24/7 video/call installation support

“Switch” your regular glass to the privacy on demand by making just one call!

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