Bond Bridge

MSRP: $150.00
Chowmain LTD
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Version: 20191011
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Overview

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, Best Buy or via Amazon and is easily 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.

 

Features

  • 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.
  • Supported Devices

    • Smart by Bond fans
      • Fan On/Off
      • Fan Speeds
      • Light On/Off
      • Light Level
    • Fan Speed Controller
      • Fan On/Off
      • Fan Speeds
      • Light On/Off
      • Light Level
    • IR / RF based fans (including built in lights)

      • Fan On/Off

      • Fan speeds

      • Light On/Off

    • IR / RF based fireplaces

      • Flame up action

      • Flame down action

      • Flame levels action

      • Fan speeds action

      • Power On/Off

    • Blinds (including Somfy RTS)

      • Open

      • Close

      • Stop

FAQ

Why is this product so exciting?

  • Smart By Bond Fans
  • Fan Speed Controller
    • If you find a fan that has no IR, RF or smart by bond functionality you can also utilise the Bond Fan Speed Controller to add smarts to it.

    • The controller can be purchased through the following retailers

  • Bond Bridge
    • 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.

Do you offer showroom discounts?
We offer dealers a free showroom licence for demonstration and educational purposes.  See link below for T&C's and signup procedure.

Chowmain Dealer Showroom FAQ

I want to try this driver out before buying it?
All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 7 day trial.  Just add the driverCentral licencing driver and this driver and you're good to go.  No registration required.

 

Version #20191106 - 06-NOV-2019

  • Updated handling of fireplace driver commands for ON and OFF

Version #20191011 - 11-OCT-2019

  • Added support for dimmable lighting (mainly found on smart by bond fans). Note if you already have one of these then you will need to press the clear bindings button in the master driver so it will recreate the bindings.

Version #20191007 - 07-OCT-2019

  • Added the ability to fire any command via the Bridge Driver's programming device actions in the programming tab.

Version #20190919 - 19-SEP-2019

  • Fixed stop command for shades (turns out stop isn't used for stopping shades but stopping sending signals)
  • Resolved issues where ipv4 address is not returned in mdns packet (bandaid applied which grabs ipv4 address from connecting client)

Version #20190815 - 15-AUG-2019

  • Initial Release