Smart Ideas

Smart Living Made Easy

Here at Cascade we believe life is for living, and the removal of mundane tasks from our sometimes busy and hectic life styles can only be a good thing. One of our main partners - Somfy Systems have produced the worlds best motors for the automation of window coverings and awnings for more than 50 years.

Around 6 years ago Somfy moved into the Smart Home market with the release of the first generation Tahoma system throughout Europe, Asia and North America, and in March 2017 we were very exited for news of the release of the second generation Tahoma box here in the UK, closely followed by the release of Tahoma's little sister Connexoon a low cost RTS only hub, allowing control of a whole host of easy living home products.

Somfy Smart Home puts you in control, makes your life easier, more comfortable and gives you peace of mind, wherever your are. Monitor and operate blinds, curtains, lights, electrical equipment, heating, garage doors and gates with your smartphone or tablet. You can adjust everything about the Somfy Smart Home System to accommodate your personal preferences and you can monitor and operate it from anywhere in the world. Keep an eye on your home using cameras and movement detectors for home surveillance, for great peace of mind.

Somfy TaHoma is a smart box and the heart of your Smart Home. It links you to your home via the smart TaHoma app. Somfy Smart Home solutions are extremely easy to use and can be installed with very little trouble. You can add products whenever it suits your needs or your budget. Somfy Smart Home gets the most from your home with the least possible effort.

TaHoma is the beating heart of Somfy Smart Home. This smart box not only allows you to control individual products remotely via smartphone, it also enables you to create scenario's involving groups of products and connects you to your home at all times. Just connect the box to the internet via the supplied cable, activate the box online via, install the free app on your smartphone and link your products. It's that easy! Now you're ready to live smarter.


  • Easy to install, no need to break walls or lay cables, all products are wireless
  • Easy to use, with an intuitive user interface designed with and for users
  • Instant access to your home, wherever you are in the world. If necessary, a warning message to your phone alerts
  • you to check on your home and deal with unexpected incidents.
  • Fixed price, no monthly subscription fees, or costs for receiving alert messages


  • Just one remote to control all the connected equipment in your house, your smartphone!
  • Create your own scenario's with multiple products that suit your way of life or let your home react automatically to the (weather) circumstances by using sensors
  • Hacker proof: your personal information stays personal while somfy uses its own extremely well protected server that has been fully tested to be hacker-proof (Syss Award)


  • Broad range of products: all somfy motors for blinds, curtains, awnings, roller shutters, garage doors, gates and Somfy Smart Home products for lighting and security are compatible with TaHoma.
  • Multiple brands: Add products from Somfy partners to make your smart home even more complete: Philips Hue lights, Thermostats (Honeywell and Danfoss), Air-conditioning (Hitachi) and Velux roof windows, with many more being added over time.