With the rise in popularity of connected devices and the “smart home,” many people are looking for new and innovative ways to manage their appliances, thermostat, lighting and other aspects of their house. With the latest products on the market, now you can manage your window coverings using your smartphone, giving you unprecedented control and management of your home’s shades, blinds and draperies.
These motorized options come with several different configurations to fit any room or window space. Some models are operated by battery power, leaving no connections or wiring necessary, while others in more permanent fixtures with access to outlets or electrical wiring can be operated as a plug and play addition or hardwired into your home.
The smart blind systems also can be controlled with your Android or Apple tablet or smartphone. This allows for simple management and operation from the palm of your hand without the need to manually access windows in hard-to-reach areas. Smart shades and blinds can also be managed as a part of other smart home functions, including allowing you to control when blinds are open or closed.
Managing the timing of your blinds and shades can help save you money on your energy bills over time by opening to letting in or blocking out sunlight to control the temperature in your home, allowing you to spend less on your heating and cooling costs. In addition, timer settings can provide additional peace of mind by operating automatically on a schedule if you go out of town or are away from home for an extended period. By changing positions and moving throughout the day and evening, timed and automatically controlled smart blinds can make it appear that someone is home even when you’re away.
Check out this brief video overview of QMotion’s products in motion.
Lucinda’s Interiors offers a full range of products from QMotion and other manufacturers to add to your home. For help selecting the right control system for the windows in your home or to find the ideal solution to integrate smart blinds and shades into your existing smart home system, give us a call today.