A motor-driven awning can be controlled in a variety of ways:
Manually by means of an indoor switch (included in standard specification), outdoor switch or remote control.
Semi-automatically using remote control. The awning is extended manually using the remote control, but is connected to a wind sensor that retracts the awning in high wind.
Fully-automatic by means of sun and wind sensors. The awning is extended when the sun comes out and is retracted in high wind. Can be combined with remote control.
One of the above, combined with timer control.
If several awnings are installed they can be controlled individually, all at the same time, or a mixture of the two.