Home automation innovations are making life at home more convenient for millions of people. Today, it’s hard to find a home that isn’t equipped with automated lights or home theater technology. One option people have is to add automated, motorized blinds to their home technology lineup. Here are a few things you should know about selecting the right motorized window treatments for your home.
Why invest in motorized window treatments?
Motorized window treatments make opening and closing the blinds a breeze. A small electric motor operates the blinds or shades and can be controlled with a remote control. However, the best motorized options can be connected to a home automation network and controlled using a centralized device or mobile application.
Automated windows and blinds can be set to open and close at specific times, at sun-up and sunset, or on demand. There’s no reason to leave your bed or favorite recliner to adjust the shades on your room’s windows.
How are they powered?
Yes, motorized window treatments operate with electricity but they do not need to be hard-wired into an electrical system or plugged into an outlet. Most blinds work with AA batteries or via a rechargeable motor unit. Those with rechargeable units often last between 6 months and a year before they need to be recharged. There are even some types that operate from solar energy collected by the unit itself.
Can all motorized blinds connect to my smart device?
No. It’s important to know what blinds are capable of before buying them. Some blinds are designed to work with a proprietary remote control device. Others operate with an application that can be downloaded to a smartphone or tablet. Finally, there are options available that will connect to other home technology automation hubs so you can control them from the same software you use to turn on lights or adjust the television volume.
Are motorized blinds reliable?
Anytime you’re considering investing in electronic equipment, you want to feel confident it will last for years to come. Every brand of blinds will be different, so it’s essential to do your research before selecting a particular unit. Most standard window blinds will last between three and ten years, depending on how frequently the blinds are used.
Will the blinds be noisy?
The last thing you want in your home is something that creates noise and distraction, especially if your blinds are set to open and close automatically. Most blinds are constructed to be relatively quiet but check with your retailer about differences in sound levels from one brand to the next.
Where can I go for the best automated motorized window blinds?
Make today the day you add extreme comfort and convenience to your home with automated blinds from Accurate Electronic Interiors.
Come visit our showroom, where you can touch, feel and experience all the home automation options you can enjoy in your home. This is the perfect way to see for yourself how home automation will make your life at home more relaxing and decide which elements top your “must-have” list.
Never struggle with inaccessible window blinds again. Contact us today to learn more about how easy it is to bring home automation to your family. We’re conveniently located at 5360 Bierson Way in Central Point, or call us at 541-245-3100. You’ll wonder why you waited so long.