Bond Bridge lets you connect your existing remote controlled ceiling fans, fireplaces or blinds to your smart devices.
This Wifi based device can be placed anywhere there is WiFi coverage making it easy to control IR/RF devices that are in locations that are hard to run cable.
Integration into Control4 allows you to activate, control fan speeds, open/close shades, turn on lights and more all from a single point using Control4's touchscreens, mobile applications, keypads, handheld remote controls, onscreen and cloud based 4sight remote monitoring service.
Bond can be purchased directly from Bond Home, through Home Depot or via Amazon and is the cheapest and easiest way to integrate Somfy RTS Shades and other RF based products.
There are also certain fans with 'smart by bond' technology built in. These fans can be controlled by the driver without any additional hardware.
If you encounter a fan that has no IR, no IR nor has 'smart by bond' built in you can retrofit 'smart by bond' by using the universal smart wi-fi 4 speed ceiling fan remote controller.
Automatic Discovery of Bond Bridge
Automatic import and naming of Devices
Ability to fire any Bond command via the Bond Bridge driver's device actions in Composer's programming tab.
Smart by Bond fans
Bond Fan Speed Controller
IR / RF based fans (including built in lights)
IR / RF based fireplaces
Flame up action
Flame down action
Flame levels action
Fan speeds action
IR / RF based blinds (including Somfy)
Why is this product so exciting?
Smart by Bond Fans
There are fans with 'smart by bond' functionality. These fans are supported by the driver and contain full bidirectional control / feedback.
No additional hardware required just buy the fan.
Smart by fans include (but not limited to)
Smart by Bond Controller
The bond bridge can control a vast number of RF based devices including shades, fans, fireplaces, lights and more
This bond bridge provides the easiest and cheapest way of integrating Somfy RTS shades into Control4! Since it is wifi based you can place the Bond Bridge device anywhere meaning better coverage (unlike the Somfy RTS transmitter or URTS transmitters which require cabling).
The bond bridge is easily accessible and can be purchased through the following retailers
The bond bridge is extremely inexpensive with MSRP pricing at $99.99. Though some retailers have them on sale for $69.99 at the moment.
This bond bridgecan control over 700 devices including virtaully all remote controlled ceiling fans, fireplaces, shades and more!
You can learn in your own RF codes using the Bond app for devices that are not in the database!
The database is always growing!
Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver?
Turning off your fireplaces, fans and lights when you arm your security system along with closing your shades.
Automatically turning devices on when Control4 detects you are at home
With Bond’s recent integration of Somfy RTS blinds this makes an easy and affordable retro solution to control somfy blinds so now you can automate somfy shades to open in the morning, close at night or to block out sun on hot days to reduce energy in your home.