Transform your building's shades into high performing facades

AXIS Gear is the first retrofit solution to transform window coverings
into a professionally designed system. Create dynamic indoor environments by optimizing both occupant
comfort and energy savings. 

  • Save on energy consumption
  • No wiring or separate accessories are required
  • Reduce glare and heat gain
  • Designed to be compatible with a variety of window coverings
  • Contributes up to 15 LEED points
  • 3-year payback period

With AXIS Gear you can:

Reduce dependency on artificial lighting by 22%

Reduce peak cooling load by 23%


Improved comfort and productivity

Automate window coverings to raise or lower based on weather conditions through the use of temperature and light sensors. Enjoy optimal indoor conditions all year around for improved comfort and productivity.


Optimized energy management

AXIS Gear’s advanced algorithms and suite of intelligent sensors automatically raise and lower window coverings throughout the day to reduce energy consumption and natural light management.

  • Reduce heating and cooling loads based on environmental conditions
  • Optimize daylight harvesting and reduce artificial lighting usage
  • Integrate with existing BAS to synchronize the operation of window coverings with HVAC and lighting to maximize energy savings


Make your building LEED certified

Daylight harvesting control can contribute toward LEED credits in several new
construction categories. Daylight autonomy can also contribute to LEED points. AXIS Gear can contribute to earning up to 15 out of the possible 110 LEED NC v4 points, within the following categories:

1 POINT - Light pollution reduction (Sustainable Sites Credit 8)

To minimize light trespass from the building and site, reduce sky-glow to increase night
sky access, improve nighttime visibility through glare reduction and reduce development
impact from lighting on nocturnal environments.

4 TO 11 POINTS - Energy & Atmosphere (Credit 1)

To achieve increasing levels of energy performance beyond the prerequisite standard to
reduce environmental and economic impacts associated with excessive energy use.

1 POINT - Controllability of systems – thermal comfort (Indoor Environmental Quality Credit 6.2)

To provide a high level of thermal comfort system control by individual occupants or
groups in multi-occupant spaces (e.g. classrooms or conference areas) and promote
their productivity, comfort, and well-being.

1 POINT - Daylight & views – Daylight: Views for 75% of the space (Indoor Environmental Quality Credit 8.1)

To provide building occupants with a connection between indoor spaces and the
outdoors through the introduction of daylight and views into the regularly occupied
areas of the building.

1 POINT - Daylight & Views – Daylight: Views for 90% of the space (Indoor Environmental Quality Credit 8.2)

To provide building occupants a connection to the outdoors through the introduction of
daylight and views into the regularly occupied areas of the building.


What Gear works with

Gear works with any window covering that uses a looped beaded chain or continuous cord loop. From roller shades to roman shades, regardless of brand or size.

Mobile APP

Simplicity meets versatility

Empower your guests to control the shades through our beautifully designed mobile app. Move beyond clunky remotes for true accessibility.

  • Get access and control over each and every shade
  • Create custom schedules to suit your guest’s needs
  • Available on iOS and Android


Flexible power options

Powered by a slim solar panel and rechargeable battery. Eliminates the need to bring in wiring.

  • Battery lasts up to 12 months
  • 12 AA batteries act as backup power
  • Optional wall plug option for continuous power


The Avery Tower

“As a retrofit solution that allows window shades that are already installed in the unit to become motorized, Gear was the ideal solution for our project.”

Paul Wang

Senior Associate at Y.A. Associates


How is Gear powered?

There are two ways that Gear can be powered:

1 - Solar Panel

Gear's internal battery is continuously recharged via a slim solar panel that fits discreetly on your window. Inside the solar panel are 12 AA batteries that act as backup power.

2 - Wall Plug

Gear ships with a standard US wall plug with a 10 foot cable.

Will we need software?

No. Gear can be operated and set up all from the on-device controls.

However, the complementary AXIS app can be used for advanced features such as mobile control, scheduling, device management and more.

Does Gear require a remote?

No. Gear can be operated via it’s on-device controls or via the complementary AXIS app.

How long does it take for orders to arrive?

Orders typically arrive within 5 - 7 business days. However, expedited shipping options are available to facilitate your project’s needs.

Is there a discount for bulk purchases?

Orders placed for ADA compliance are already greatly discounted from MSRP. Further discounts are available for orders of 30 units or more. Please contact us at [email protected] for more information.

Do you offer installation services?

Yes. AXIS has teamed up with HelloTech to provide professional installation services for your project.

Contact Sales

Gear is ready to order and ship to you today. At a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions, your project will get finished under budget and on time.

Still have questions? Get in touch with our specialists at [email protected]


451 Dundas St. W

Toronto, ON M5T 1G8


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