I’ve been living with Motorized Shades for years; you could say I’m an early adaptor. Then smart home automation was introduced and what a game changer! I thought Motorized Shades were the ultimate in luxury, but Smart Motorized Window Treatments are next level. They’re like the cool, tech-savvy cousin of your traditional window coverings, and they bring convenience and a whole lot more to the table. Let’s dip into what the world of smart living looks like and discover why they’re more than just a passing trend.
Let There Be Light…Control
Picture this: You’re cozied up on the couch, in the middle of a session of Netflix and Chill… suddenly, you realize the sun’s relentless rays are cutting right into a scene. Would you rather hit pause and get up to adjust your shades or tell Alexa to lower them for you? I know what I’d pick.
Smart Motorization gives you the power to control the amount of light in your room with a voice command to your smart assistant or a tap on your smartphone. No need to tangle up in cords or manually lift and lower. Add in the bonus of extending the life of your shades by avoiding human interaction and it’s a no brainer.
The Eco-Friendly Perk
In addition to convenience and style, Smart Motorized Window Shades and blinds can also help you save on your energy bills. You can program them to automatically adjust based on the time of day and the outdoor conditions. When it’s hot outside, the shades can lower during the peak sun hours, keeping your home cooler and reducing the need for air conditioning. During the winter, they can open to allow the sun’s warmth to enter and close at night to insulate your home.
This not only keeps your home comfortable year-round but also reduces your environmental footprint and puts money back in your pocket. That’s a 3-in-1 perk! Best for battling weather while still offering a beauty boost, I love our Blindsgalore Envision Solar Shades for gently filtering light with an added view. I recommend pairing Solar Shades to introduce privacy in the evening, add a bit of window wow and an extra layer on insulation to boost energy savings.
Child Safety First
If you have little ones or pets in your home, safety is a top concern. Traditional blinds with cords can become potential hazards if they are within reach. With Smart Motorized Window Shades and blinds, you can put those worries to rest.
These cordless wonders are designed with your family’s safety in mind. With no cords to get tangled up in, your kids and fur babies can safely explore and enjoy your home giving you one less thing to worry about. A playful addition to a child-friendly environment, you can even teach your kids to operate them with simple, intuitive controls.
Motorized blinds and shades with smart automation are available in almost every style of window treatment, although there are some better suited to homes with children and pets. Cellular Shades are a lightweight option with minimal profile, ideal for rooms that the view inside and out are a priority. To add a little pattern, texture or a touch of nature, I recommend our Blindsgalore Woven Wood Shades and Blindsgalore Harmony Roller Shades.
Peace of Mind
Smart Motorized Window Shades and blinds offer more than just a convenient way to adjust the light. They can also make your home safer. If you’re away on vacation, you can set a schedule for your shades to lift and lower, making it appear as though someone is home even when you’re not.
It’s like having your own little security system without the hefty price tag. You can relax on that beach or explore a new city with peace of mind, knowing your home is safe and sound. Not only do they add an extra layer of security, but they also let you maintain your privacy. A particular favorite shade for security focused automation is our Blindsgalore Select Cellular Shades, available with a motorized top down/bottom up lift feature, that allows privacy and a view.
You’re The Pro
Now, you might be thinking that all this tech talk sounds great, but how hard is it to install and manage these Smart Motorized Window Shades and Blinds? The good news is that it’s easier than you think. As a DIY forward company, we ensure our window treatments come with straightforward installation instructions and have a team of experts that are your perfect partner should you need a little guidance.
Smart Motorized Shades can be operated with unique smartphone apps and easily pair with voice assisted platforms like Alexa and Google Assistant, so if you already utilize these systems, adding Smart Window Shades is a piece of cake. To operate shades from outside of the home, anywhere in the world really, a smart hub is necessary to pair the shades to your homes Wi-Fi. Of all the motorized window treatments we offer, I find that our Blindsgalore Harmony Collection with Bluetooth connectivity is the easiest to navigate installation and pairing. Just download the app and scan the QR code to pair your shade and operate with an iPhone or Android.
Smart Motorized Shades and Blinds are more than just window coverings; they are key to a more convenient, secure, stylish and energy-efficient home. With the power of your smartphone or a simple voice command, you can transform your space at any time and create the perfect ambiance for every occasion. It’s easier than ever to upgrade your window game and make your life a little more effortless. Say goodbye to the past, tangled cords and manual adjustments and hello to a brighter, smarter, safer home.