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Somfy is a French group of companies founded in 1969. Originally founded in Cluses in the Haute-Savoie, it is now one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of controls and drives for entrance gates, garage doors, venetian blinds and awnings. Somfy also manufactures other products for home automation such as security devices. The company is a member of home automation committees such as Connected Home over IP (with others like Google, Apple and Amazon), Thread and the Zigbee Alliance.

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Business Model Patterns:

Sensor As A Service

How they do it: The company Somfy is a world leader in the automatic control of the building and home automation. In Somfy’s smart home product range, a particular focus is set on intelligent technology solutions for roller shutters, sun protection, garage and yard gates. The processes needed for this these products are enabled through data-gathering sensors.

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