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The Ultimate Guide to Replacing Roller Shutter Controls: A Must-Read for Home and Business Owners

5th March 2024

When it comes to ensuring the seamless operation of roller shutters, both at home and in commercial spaces, the control system plays a pivotal role. Over time, these controls, whether remote units for residential garage doors or commercial setups, may require replacement due to wear and tear, technological upgrades, or efficiency improvements. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the essential information on replacing roller shutter controls, covering common problems, the significance of sticking with the existing brand, and how to purchase new units.

Common Problems with Roller Shutter Controls

Residential Units: Homeowners typically face issues like unresponsiveness, decreased range, or total failure with brands like Somfy, SeceuroSense, Ellard, and North Valley Metal. These problems often stem from battery issues, internal circuit faults, or external damages.

Commercial Units: In commercial settings, where brands like GFA and Ellard are prevalent, the issues can include inconsistent operation, difficulty in programming multiple units, or physical damages affecting functionality.

Importance of Brand Compatibility

When replacing your roller shutter controls, it’s crucial to match the new unit with the existing brand. Each brand uses unique communication protocols and technologies, meaning a Somfy remote, for example, is specifically designed to interact with Somfy systems. Using the correct brand ensures compatibility, maximises operational efficiency, and maintains warranty requirements.

Where to Purchase Replacement Controls

Whether you're in need of a new remote for your home’s roller shutters or a commercial-grade control unit, knowing where to find the right product is key. By ensuring you select the correct replacement from these reputable brands, you can maintain the functionality, safety, and security of your roller shutters.:

Somfy Controls: Ideal for residential or commercial use, Somfy offers a range of user-friendly and durable remotes. Check out our Somfy product page for the latest models and deals.

Somfy KeyGo

SeceuroSense Controls: Specialising in intuitive control solutions, SeceuroSense is perfect for homeowners. Used on the SeceuroGlide Roller and Sectional Garage Doors. Visit our SeceuroSense section to find the perfect match for your system.

North Valley Metals Controls: Known for their reliability, North Valley Metals is another great option for residential and shop setups. Explore our North Valley Metals offerings today.

GFA Controls: For those with commercial and industrial needs, GFA provides robust and versatile control units. Discover our range of GFA commercial controls suitable for various business requirements.


Replacing your roller shutter controls doesn’t have to be a daunting task. By understanding the common issues, the importance of sticking with the same brand, and knowing where to find the right replacements, you can ensure your roller shutters continue to operate smoothly and efficiently. Visit our website to browse our extensive collection of roller shutter controls and find the perfect solution for your residential or commercial needs.

Remember, maintaining the integrity of your roller shutter system is essential for security, convenience, and peace of mind. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need assistance choosing the right replacement control for your setup.

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