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Motorized Blinds and Shades

Safe, Easy, Convenient.

Bali motorized blinds and shades offer a simple, seamless solution to automate your window shades. A safe, cordless option for homes with children or pets, motorized blinds and shades are convenient for kids’ rooms and movie nights, and a necessity for opening hard-to-reach shades.

Bali motorized blinds and shades seamlessly integrate with smart home devices such as Alexa and Google Assistant for convenient voice control. Achieve the ultimate convenience by configuring automated routines through the Bali Motorization App, ensuring your window shades effortlessly raise and lower at desired times. 

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Considerations for Motorized Blinds and Shades

Available Products

Motorization is available on all our most popular shades:

  • App & Gateway: All Bali shades
  • Z-Wave Motor: All Bali shades
  • Motorized Wand: Cellular, pleated, solar, and roller shades

Control Options

Bali offers three ways to control your motorized blinds or shades:

  • App & Gateway: A whole home solution with phone or voice control.
  • Z-Wave Motor: Quiet, with programmable multi-channel remote.
  • Motorized Wand: Intuitive, 3-button wand that comes attached to the shade.

Power Options

Choose from three convenient ways to power your shades:

  • Plug-in transformer
  • Regular batteries
  • Rechargeable battery pack: Charges completely in five hours. Lasts for a year.

Motorization Features and Benefits

Quick Start
Quick Start

Easy step-by-step instructions to setup and control shades, devices, and gateways.


Enhance home security and look like you're at home (even when you're away) with shades that raise and lower automatically at set times of the day.

Control at Your Fingertips
Control at Your Fingertips

Control a single—or whole house full—of shades from your phone or tablet.

Voice Control
Voice Control

Connect with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant for convenient voice control.

Energy Efficiency
Energy Efficiency

Up to 30% of a home's heating/cooling energy can be lost through windows alone. Window treatments can help offset this loss, saving you money in the long run.

Smart Timers
Smart Timers

Create routines and time-based schedules.

Stay Healthy
Stay Healthy

With today's extreme focus on health and cleanliness, not having to touch cords or other lift devices can help curb the spread of germs.


Set shades to open and close while away from home for increased home security.

App & Gateway

Control from your phone or with your voice from anywhere.

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App & Gateway

Connect Bali motorized shades with your gateway device or the Bali motorization app to control your shades on your phone or with your voice.

  • Convenient mobile app for shade control with iOS or Android devices
  • Controls any—and all—Bali Z-Wave Shades
  • Intuitive and user-friendly
  • Simple integration—no need for a third-party hub
  • Connects with Z-Wave technology for broader in-home range
  • Uses gateway device that connects the app to shades and devices like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
Z-Wave Motor

Quieter than ever! Available with cellular, pleated, solar, roller, sheer, and layered shades.

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Z-Wave Autoview Premium Remote
Z-Wave Motor

We've upgraded the Z-Wave motor on our most popular shades.

  • Available with sheer, layered, solar, roller, cellular, and pleated shades
  • Quieter operation
  • Long-lasting performance
  • Can be operated with 3 remotes as well as the NEW Bali App. Learn more about battery safety.
  • Low voltage motorization
  • Push button control on shade end cap
  • Powered with plug-in transformer, NEW rechargeable battery pack, or non-rechargeable batteries. No costly electrical hardwiring required
Motorized Wand

The Motorized Wand is the simplest way to motorize a shade. This electric cordless solution is easy, reliable, and quiet—in fact, it's our quietest motor yet.

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Motorized Wand
Motorized Wand

An intuitive, 3-button wand attached to the shade for the simplest way to motorize.

  • Attached to the shade so you won't accidentally misplace your remotes
  • Available with cellular, pleated, solar, and roller shades
  • Two color options: white and black
  • Variety of lengths for small to large windows: 24", 36", 48", 84"
  • Powered with plug-in transformer, NEW rechargeable battery pack, or non-rechargeable packs
Rechargeable Battery Pack

Holds 20% more battery charge than other motors.*

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Rechargeable Battery Pack

The rechargeable battery pack offers a simple, convenient way to power your shades—no hassles, no maintenance, no disposable batteries.

  • Only needs to be charged once a year—Powerful, 12-volt lithium batteries charge completely in five hours and last about a year*
  • Holds up to 20% more battery charge than other motors**
  • Compatible with ALL Bali Z-Wave Shades and Motorized Wand Shades
  • Retrofit capable—mounting clips remain the same as the existing battery pack

*Based on 3100 mAh compared to 2600 mAh in the competition.

**Estimated 12-month battery life based on average 48" x 60" shade operated once per day.

Compatible Smart Home Devices


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App & Gateway




Motorized Wand

Available with all Bali Shades Available with all Bali Shades Available with cellular, pleated, solar, and roller shades
Whole home solution Whole home or single shade Single shade
Android and iOS. Works with voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. A range of remote options for operating anywhere from 1-24 shades. Available in four lengths, as well as in black or white.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use an app to control my shade?
Yes, Bali has a free motorization app with the purchase of the Gateway device.
Can I use voice control?
Yes, voice control is available with Google Home and Amazon Alexa.
What power sources are available?
Shades can be powered with reloadable battery packs, rechargeable battery packs and plug-in transformers.
What technology of motors are used?
Radio controlled motors are operated with Z-Wave protocol. Z-Wave is a popular mesh network protocol used for thousands of smart home devices.Motorized wand lift is a non-radio cordless control.
What are my control options?
Z-Wave motorization offers the following controllers: 1:1 standard remote; Single channel Plus Remote to operate shades individually or groups of shades operating at the same time; Multi-channel Premium Remote to operate shades individually or multiple groups; and the Bali Motorization app for app and voice control integration. Motorization wand lift offers cordless wand control available in various sizes. Available in black or white.
Do you have motorized Verticals available?
We offer motorization in cellular, pleated, classic roman, woven wood, solar/roller, sheer, layered and custom roman shades.
Can I motorize my bottom up/top down or skylight?
No, currently specialty applications are not available with motorized lift.
Do you have a help site with additional help? has additional tips and support materials.
How do I pair my shade with my remote?

To pair a new shade with your remote, first, reset the remote by pressing and holding the button for 15 seconds. Once the LED stops flashing, release. The LED will flash green, amber, and red before turning off. Then on the new shade, press and hold the program button for 7 seconds. When the shade jogs, release. On the remote, quickly press and release the program button twice until the LED flashes amber and green. Then press and hold the program button on the shade for 3 seconds. When the LED flashes green, release. The shade will jog once and all LEDs will then turn off. The shade is now paired with the remote.

To pair your shade with a 12-channel or premium remote, first, press and hold the program button on your shade for 7 seconds. When the shade jogs, release. Then press and hold the MENU/RIGHT button for 2 seconds on the remote. Select ZWAVE > INCLUDE. On the shade you want to pair, press and hold the program button for 3 seconds. When the LED flashes green, release. Repeat as necessary for each shade you want to pair.

How do I change the Wi-Fi settings?
Double tap the gateway programming button. Once it starts flashing blue, it should broadcast an Atom SSID (ATOM_#######). Select + (add new gateway) at the main account screen and follow the prompts to set up a new network. Note: At the end of the process, a pop-up will let you know the gateway is already connected to an account. Press OK and the new Wi-Fi credentials will automatically be saved.
Can I change the password on my account?
Yes. On the account login screen, select “Forgot my password” and follow the directions.
How do I fully reset the gateway to clear my Wi-Fi and Z-Wave network?
First, remove the gateway from your account on the main account screen (for iOS, select “Advanced,” then “Remove.” For Android, press and hold the gateway you wish to remove until a pop-up appears, then select “Remove.”) Then press and hold the gateway programming button for 10 seconds.
Should I use more than one gateway on a project?
Large, spread-out projects may need to be split into zones, with each zone needing its own gateway. Multi-story homes with shades on each floor will need a robust Wi-Fi signal to be able to communicate with all shades in the system. Additionally, gateways have a connectivity maximum of 30 devices.
Can I delete my account?
If you no longer have a gateway (or have set your gateway up to a new account), an old account can be deleted. Please contact Bali Customer Service for help.
Can I give my gateway to someone else?
Yes, but in order to set the gateway up to a new or different account, it will need to be removed from the original account and reset, first.
What series Z-Wave chip does the gateway use? How about for my shades or remote?
Both currently use the 500 Series Z-Wave chip.
Can I operate my shades while I’m not at home?
Yes, as long as your gateway is connected to the internet and attached to your account in the cloud.
How do I give someone else access to my system?
Once your gateway and account have been set up, you can add sub-users to your account and assign them one of four different permission levels.
Does the gateway shade app cost anything to use?
No, use of this app is entirely free, with no service or monthly account fees.
Is there a limit to how many routines can be created in my app?
At this time, there is no limit to how many routines can be created. Keep in mind, however, that complexity and number of shades in routine will impact how much memory you will need.
Can I create one routine to operate shades on different gateways?
No. Each gateway is controlled separately. For example, to create a routine to open all shades at 7 am, you would need to create the same routine in each gateway on your account.
Can I add other third party Z-Wave devices to my gateway?
Yes, however, the app may not provide the appropriate controls for other third party devices.
Will I mess things up if I unplug my gateway and/or move it to a new receptacle?
No, when you reconnect the gateway to power, it will reboot and reconnect to local Wi-Fi before coming back online. All your previous settings will remain intact.
How do I clear the Z-Wave network without disconnecting from Wi-Fi?
Press and hold the gateway programming button for 6-9 seconds. You will continue to be connected to your Wi-Fi.
Do I need an additional handheld Z-wave remote, even if I plan on using the gateway as my controller?
Even though the gateway app can control your shades and perform programming functions, it is still recommended to have a local, handheld remote as a secondary control in the event, large limit adjustments need to be made. The local remote can also still be used in a power outage or if your Wi-Fi connection is disrupted.
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