Automated Blinds

In modern homes, ease of living and energy efficiency are two essential aspects which most homeowners strive for. A passive house, known as an energy-saving standard by which to build and live in a home, is a wonderful ideal but difficult for many to achieve. One way to save money and reduce your carbon footprint is to install automated blinds on all the windows within your residence. Smart shades come with several benefits and coupled with Control4’s smart lighting features, you may never need a heater or air conditioner again.

The Advantages of Installing Automated Blinds

Even without being motorised, shades come with several benefits that will improve your home’s look and how much time you spend caring for your window coverings. Blinds are affordable, easy to clean, simple to maintain, and offer more control over how much light is let into a room. They also block out UV rays, which are known to damage floor and furniture finishes.

Automated blinds, on the other hand, come with even more benefits. Below are some of the advantages you can expect when installing motorised shades:

  • Ease of use: there is no need to manually open shades and shutters, as this can be done with a switch or remote control.
  • Cord-free: automated blinds do not have any cords, wires, or cables which look messy and often tangle. Your design of choice will, therefore, blend into the rest of the room seamlessly.
  • Safety: A lack of cords also means that children and pets do not run the risk of choking or entanglement.

Control4 Takes it One Step Further

As a smart home automation application, Control4 has full access to every system within your home – which means you do too. Home entertainment, security, lighting, and your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems can all be controlled with the touch of a single button. This single platform has the ability to integrate all of the networks within your residence, coordinating this technology in such a way that makes it user-friendly. Whether you prefer an in-wall interface or a downloadable application on your phone or tablet, Control4 provides homeowners with a centralised framework from which to manage their entire household. Minimal interaction is required with these programmes once a routine is set in place, so that you can go about your day.

In terms of your automated blinds, Control4 really hits the ball out of the park. Wireless activation means that remote controls and even motion sensors will open and close your blinds for you. For those seeking out-of-the-box control, Amazon’s Alexa-enabled lighting and smart shades can be controlled through voice commands – this is fantastic news for those who often find their hands full with chores, children, and work. If you plan on going away on holiday sometime soon, setting your automated blinds to operate on a schedule or at random will deter potential burglars by simulating that someone is always home.

Who knew that something as simple as shades could improve one’s life so dramatically? For more automated living solutions, we invite you to get in touch with us.