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Automated Shutters – A Start-To-Finish Guide to PowerMotion

Automated Shutters

Thinking about shutters for your home?

If so great! But have you ever considered automated shutters?

No? Well let us tell you why you should in our start-to-finish guide. Here we will explain exactly what automated shutters are and how they will vastly improve not only your user experience but also the light and privacy in your home.

PowerMotion Shutters in large Window

Automated Shutters are available for your home now

What are Automated Shutters?

A great place to begin is by identifying what automated shutters are, so lets.

Well, its actually very straightforward. They are simply normal shutters but with an added remote control option.

This additional remote control option allows you to open or close the shutter louvres or slats at the press of a button.

All sounds very convenient, and it is!

But why should you choose this option?

Why should I Choose Automated Shutters?

Well the big incentive of choosing automated shutters is that they can be used in any window installation. Therefore shutters become a viable option for every window in your home. Including large windows and even those hard to reach windows.

Just imagine being able to adjust the shutter louvres in a skylight window with a press of the button instead of standing precariously on a chair. It is all now possible.

Its also a massive time saver. Adjusting all the louvres at once instead of by panel.

So what is the best automated shutter option?

Glad you asked, its called PowerMotion.

What is PowerMotion?

So PowerMotion is the new motorised shutter upgrade from S-Craft. PowerMotion gives you total remote control over the shutter louvre angles.

This means you can easily set the perfect balance of light and privacy at any window from anywhere in your home.

OK \,so now you may be wondering what PowerMotion will look on your shutters. Well, lets find out!

PowerMotion Shutters

Firstly your PowerMotion shutters will require a small motor placed on the reverse of the shutter panel. This motor is truly discreet, just take a look below on our showroom display.

PowerMotion motor on reverse of shutter panel

MS4 motor – Helps control the shutter louvres

But if its this small can it really control your shutter louvres?


In fact this is a high efficiency MS4 motor and has more than enough power. A motor is also installed at every louvred sector of the shutter to ensure maximum efficiency.

Battery life is impressive too and every motor has a small solar panel feature. This solar panel faces out of the window and quietly charges when not in use. Overall, extending the motor’s battery life.

The MS4 motor will be colour matched to the shutter’s exact finish.

Take a look at the model breakdown below to see how it functions.

Powermotion ms4 motor diagram

PowerMotion MS4 Motor Diagram

How Do I Control The Shutter Louvres?

OK so now we know what PowerMotion is and how it looks how do you use it?

Well, all automated shutters come with a unique dial remote. This little remote gives you power over the angle of the shutter louvres.

PowerMotion Automated Shutter remote

PowerMotion Dial Remote

All it takes to operate is a simple turn of the dial. And as it turns, so too do the shutter louvres to your perfect preference.

The remote dial also offers superb range and can be used anywhere in the home without interference. Its very straightforward to use, just take a look at the model diagram below.

powermotion dial remote blueprint diagram listing all control options

PowerMotion Dial Remote

The shutter louvres can also still be adjusted manually by hand if necessary and this will not damage the motors in any way.

Safety Is Built In

If you are concerned about the safety of electric shutters, then worry no further.

The PowerMotion motor has a built in jam protection safety feature that immediately stops the louvre operation when it detects any obstructions.

Automated shutters jam safety feature

PowerMotion shutters keep your family safe with excellent safety features.

A big reassurance for anyone with safety concerns, especially those with young children or pets.

Want more information?

PowerMotion opens a world of new design solutions in the home and provides practical benefits over privacy, insulation and light in even the most obscure of windows.

If you would like to know more about automated shutters why not visit our showroom? You can test our PowerMotion shutter display, and also speak to our technical experts about installation and operation.

If you have any questions in the meantime please contact us!

Thanks for reading!