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    Automated Home Ninja Andrew Millne's Avatar
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    During my home automation planning process I was considering window security and installing reed switches to alert me to open windows when the system is armed and I got thinking... Why should I have to go trekking around the house to shut the window why can't it be closed automatically?

    Now this is going to be well above my budget and I am not seriously considering it, I simply want to feed my curiosity. Does anybody know of such a motorised window on the market or retrofit options?

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    Yes there are units available for windows and also I have seen units for doors to.
    Have a look here http://www.smarthome.com/3160.html

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    Hi Andrew,

    This sort of thing is fairly common for greenhouses and conservatories, e.g.
    http://www.simplycontrol.com/catalog...ng/default.asp (just one of the first hits from Google, no particular recommendation...).

    Some of the windows I remember in hospitals and some schools have a worm drive cable to open/close the window as they were too high etc. Maybe you could look at these but with a small motor instead of the handle.

    HTH,

    Tim.

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    Windowmaster are the brand I come across most often on high end installs - they specialise in concealed actuators built into the frame profiles but also have surface mounted units for retrofit applications.

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    Brilliant that's given me a few places to start my research. Thanks.

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