Reading Time: 3 minutes Velux Active – simplification partially missed Basically, the Velux Integra Control Pad KLR 200 was a disappointment. One will probably never understand why Velux does not open up its API. The home automation market has already straightforward solutions like the one from Xiaomi (despite Velux’s new Apple’s Homekit API). Velux is still trying to find …
Velux Active – simplification missed
Basically, the Velux Integra Control Pad KLR 200 was a big disappointment. One will probably never understand why Velux does not open up their API to more straightforward solutions like the one from Xiaomi. Velux is still trying to find a solution themselves and frustrating clients. Hence, the Velux solution with Netatmo is a costly disappointment.
Although, Velux Active is an Apple HomeKit compatible system. Hence, the smart control allows supposedly controlling various Velux products via smartphone, automatically, according to limited rules.
Velux Windows Compatibility
If you want to find out in advance whether the control unit makes sense at all, henceforth, it is best to check whether the existing products are compatible. Evidently, most roof windows, roller blinds, furthermore, roller shutters from Velux can be connected to Velux Active with Netatmo. Lastly, Velux conveniently activated a product check; there you can check if it works with your product.
Velux App – Be patient
To set up Velux Active, you have to take a significant amount of time. First, you should download the app and then follow the instructions. The first step is the registration process, then it goes on with the hardware. The best thing to do is to have the gateway, sensor and switch altogether so that you can perform the necessary steps. As mentioned, it takes a lot of patience as you experienced probably with the Velux KLR 200 Control Pad. The Velux Active app will hang itself a few times without any additional information on what did not work.