Standard Motor Unit
Slimline(expensive) Window Motors
HOW DO THEY WORK?
Simply put, the motor unit is fixed to the window frame and the chain is fixed to the moving part of the window, the window locks are either not installed (new window), removed or disengaged. A simple wall mount rocker switch (similar to a wall light switch) is installed at a convenient position for the user and if the switch is rocked in one way the window opens if rocked in the other it closes. The user will need to keep their finger on the operation switch until the widow is fully closed or open, this allows for part opening if required.
Regardless of what the user does (i.e. Hold the operation switch for too long, the motor unit has a safety sensor and knows when it is fully open or shut, once in the fully open or closed position the motor will switch off even if the user has not let go of the operation switch.
CAN THEY BE ADDED TO AN ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEM?
The control of the motors can be added to an environmental control system, at present in place of the rocker control switch Disabled Services can provide C.A.P Security engineers with a mains powered remote relay. We install the motors, the relay and make good the connection to mains power with Disabled services following on behind and making a low voltage connection to the relay enabling the motors to be controlled via an Environmental Control System.
I REQUIRE REMOTE CONTROL BUT DON’T HAVE AN ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEM?
C.A.P Security can provide a radio remote control in either a latched or no latched form. Latched would be that you press the operation button once and the window fully opens, press it again and it fully closes. If this system is used it may be best to turn the chain length screw ion top of the motor so that the window opens a lesser distance in winter than summer. Non-latched would mean that as long as your finger was on the remote control open or close button the window would open and close to the position you require.
HOW MANY WINDOWS CAN I OPERATE FROM ONE CONTROL?
Within reason as many as you want but typically up to ten motors off one switch.
WILL THE WINDOWS BE LEFT RIDDLED WITH HOLES?
The motor unit requires three small fixing holes to be drilled into the window frame and the chain requires two to be drilled into the window, all cables are then hidden within stick on plastic trunking. If the motor unit were removed the window lock would cover the to holes used to secure the chain and a little silicone would go some way in hiding the three motor mount holes.
WHAT RANGE OF COLOURS CAN WE CHOSE FROM?
The motor units and trunking come in white but both can be sprayed (extra cost) in a colour of your choice.
WILL WINDOW MOTORS AFFECT MY INSURANCE?
If your insurers have requested that your windows are secured with a key operated lock, then yes! This is an issue best discussed with your insurance company, but in most cases it’s not going to be a problem.