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Frequently Asked Questions

How is Gear ADA compliant?

AXIS Gear is ADA compliant because it turns standard manual shades into motorized shades. It allows your guest’s to operate their shades with the light touch of a finger on Gear’s on-device controls, from the comfort of their smartphone, or not at all with Gear’s scheduling features.Specifically, Gear adheres to Section 4.27.4 of the ADA document which states: “Controls and operating mechanisms shall be operable with one hand and shall not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. The forces required to activate controls shall be no greater than 5 lbf (22.2 N).”

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.

Get your project finished,

 under budget and on time

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

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


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