Vergola iPhone App – delivering even more control
Vergola’s new Smartphone App has been designed to give you even greater control of your Vergola and outdoor living space by allowing you to control your Vergola from your iPhone or iPad.
The App uses Bluetooth® technology to control the opening & closing of the louvres from your Apple device. Please note that similar to other Bluetooth® enabled devices, only one device can be connected and operate the Vergola at any time.
The new App replicates the functions of the Vergola Switch Plate and Remote Control.
With the Vergola App you can simply select the bay you want to control and open and close the Vergola louvres with the tap of your finger. It also has the added feature of allowing you to schedule events, like opening or closing at specific times of the day or putting the Vergola into Auto mode at the end of each day.
In winter you can schedule events to follow the position of the sun and maximise the sun on your outdoor area. In summer you can schedule the louvres to close during the day to maximise shade and open as the sun sets to improve ventilation.
Please note that the operating range is similar to your current white remote control.
How to Download the iPhone App
You will need iOS 11 or above for the Vergola App to work.
If you don’t have iOS 11 or above the App Store will not let you download it.
1. Tap the App Store icon on your phone.
2. Tap the search icon and search for VergolaNSW.
3. To download the Vergola NSW app enter your Apple ID or use your fingerprint or face ID if asked.
4. Please ensure that Bluetooth is enabled on your device. Choose ‘OK’ to allow Bluetooth. If you choose ‘Don’t Allow’ you will need to delete the app and download it again.
5. Open the Vergola App and it will detect the V5000B.
6. Tap on the rectangular box containing the Vergola serial number.
7. Create a 4 digit passcode of your choosing.
8. Tap on Settings, (the cog wheel in the top right hand corner) and tap ‘ticks’ in the Bank Enable screen. The number of banks is the number of motors you have in your Vergola.
The example below has 4 banks:
Once the Vergola app is all set up, the screen will look like the image below each time you log in. To switch between banks tap the up or down arrows and the number will indicate which bank you are currently operating.
How to Schedule Events
Tap the SCHEDULE button at the bottom of the screen to access the Schedule Events function.
Tap the green plus (+) button located at the top left of the screen to ADD a scheduled event. Tap the red minus (-) button located at the top right of the screen to DELETE a scheduled event.
The icons on the screen from left to right provide the following functions:
- ON – turns scheduled event on or oﬀ. If the icon is blue the event is scheduled ON. If it is greyed out it is OFF.
- TIME – indicates the TIME you want the scheduled event to happen. To set the TIME use the easy scrolling function to choose the hour and minute required (see image below).
- AUTO – is just like the centre button on the Remote or the Auto button on the switch plate. This will ensure the rain sensor will be operational.
- OPEN – sets the event to OPEN the Vergola at the scheduled time.
- CLOSE – sets the event to CLOSE the Vergola at the scheduled time.
- TEST – tests the scheduled event. The event will occur immediately after you press this button, showing you what will happen at the scheduled time. (This may take up to 10 seconds)
- SEC – is the seconds indicator – this sets the length of time you want the button to be pressed. You will need to work out what length of time suits the event you want to occur.
Note: after every scheduled event the Vergola will return to the AUTO mode.
In the EXAMPLE shown there are 4 SCHEDULED EVENTS:
- 08.00 – event is scheduled to OPEN the Vergola for 0.5 second.
- 10.30 – event is scheduled to OPEN the Vergola for 1.0 second.
- 15.30 – event is scheduled to CLOSE the Vergola for 1.5 seconds.
- 16.30 – event is scheduled to CLOSE the Vergola for 2 seconds. This will close all banks of your Vergola and ensure that the Vergola closes completely and puts it in AUTO mode.
If you want the Vergola to chase the sun or shade at diﬀerent times of the day and diﬀerent times of the year, experiment with scheduled events to facilitate this functionality. The SEC function will facilitate the opening and/or closing of the Vergola in smaller or larger movements as per your preferences.
All scheduled events will operate EVERY bank of the Vergola and will then return Vergola to AUTO MODE on completion of event.
If You Forget Your Passcode
You won’t need to enter the Passcode on your Apple device unless you get a new Apple device, or if you want another user to set up the app on their Apple device.
If you forget your Passcode or enter an incorrect Passcode more than 3 times, the Locked Out screen will appear. Don’t panic, it’s easy to forget! Close the App and re-open it to get another go.
To reset the Passcode please enter an incorrect Passcode 3 times (any Passcode will do).
Then enter the number to 8679 (VNSW on a telephone keypad).
1234 …. “ wrong pin “
1234 …. “ wrong pin “
1234 …. “ wrong pin “
8679 …. “ wrong pin “
Your first 3 attempts can be anything.
The last attempt must be 8679.
The App will then ask you to set a new Passcode. Don’t forget this one!!
You will see the following screen during this re-setting process:
Click here to download the Vergola App Instructions in pdf format.