Four Reasons to Operate Motorized Shades with Smart Solutions
Do you ever use the blinds in your home? The US Department of Energy reports 75% of window coverings remain in the same position throughout the day. We have found that most families find it a hassle to manually adjust shades, and it's simply too much effort to do during the hectic bustle of the everyday. Origin HiFi offers motorized shades, which are far easier to manipulate than manual ones. Here are four reasons to operate your motorized shades with smart solutions.
Integrate Your Shades with a Smart Home System
The best smart homes can host a mix of devices that work harmoniously to maximize your home’s efficiency. While a standard window cover forces you to operate everything by hand, motorized blinds operate independently or with other devices under a centralized smart system. This integration allows your blinds to operate alongside your thermostat and automated lighting to adjust the home's lighting and temperature. Before going to sleep, you can lie in bed and touch a button to close all your blinds, lower your thermostat temperature, and turn on your home's exterior security lighting.
A centralized smart system allows you to integrate your smart home devices with timers and sensors, so you never have to touch the shades. A timer can trigger your window coverings to open and close at desired times of the day. You can set your shades to open around 6:30 am to awaken with morning light, close around 8 am when it's time to leave the house, and open again once the first person arrives at 5 pm. You can even pre-set the positioning to be half or a quarter drawn so you can relish afternoon light without overwhelming heat. Your shades can even begin to incrementally close every half hour until the sun has set.
A Variety of Control Options
When you're in the middle of cooking dinner, adjusting the blinds is the last thing on your mind until the glare is right in your eyes. Motorized window blinds allow you to preset blinds to be closed in the hours when glare is the strongest. Alternatively, you can easily use a wall panel, remote control, or paired app on your phone to make a quick adjustment. There'll be no more irritating struggles with a manual cord, which can be a strangulation risk to small pets and children. You’ll even be able to operate your shades by giving a voice command to your Google Home or Amazon Alexa, which may be the easiest option for anyone who doesn't want to deal with any screens or buttons. Adjusting your blinds used to take several minutes, but now you can control them all in seconds.
Motorized blinds can offer more protection than a closed curtain, and this is because automated shades can move during the day even when you aren’t home! Pretimed settings that automatically open or close your blinds give the illusion that someone is at home, which lowers the possibility that someone will try to break into your home, whether you’re at work for the day or on vacation hundreds of miles away.
Increase the Value of Your Home
Here at Origin HiFi, our window shades come in a range of colors, styles, and sizes for an ideal fit for the home, both inside and outdoors. Not only will motorized shades add to your home's aesthetic and design, but they'll make controlling your home's light and privacy easier than ever before. With more homebuyers interested in owning a home with smart systems, automated blinds will grow in popularity and increase your home’s value.
It's possible to combine safety, elegance, and function into motorized window shades, a package that's appealing to any homeowner. When paired with smart systems, you can set your shades to operate seamlessly with your lights, temperature, and more. Whether you'd like to explore some ideas for a single room or would like to install a house-wide system,contact Origin HiFi today to get started!