With amazing advances in home automation, you can make your windows so much more advanced and usable. For instance, installing motorized blinds on your existing window fixtures can add functionality and energy efficiency to them. You can open and close your blinds with the push of a button. While motorized blinds have been around for years, they are more advanced than ever. This article explains some of the advances in motorized blinds and what you should look for if you are shopping around.
Control Them With a Smart App
Most modern motorized blinds are made so they can be controlled with a smart app. This means you can control them no matter where you are. You don't even need to be in the home. As long as you have an internet connection, you can monitor and operate you blinds. This is extremely convenient because it gives you so much more security. You can even set timers on your blinds to automatically open and close at certain times. This is great if you are out of town and want your blinds to open and close everyday so it does not look like your house is deserted. Most motorized blinds will be part of a window that is also armed with a basic security system that you can also monitor through the app. This modern level of control and security is not only convenient, it is very useful to most homeowners.
The motors in modern blinds are small and quiet. Of course, the size will vary a little, depending on the size of the window and blind. Nonetheless, these are much quieter and sleek than the old motorized blinds that sounded very loud during operation.
Low Profile Design
With a smaller motor, the design of the windows can also be more low profile. The motor is installed on the upper rod of the blind. With proper window treatments, this will be covered by the drapes or valance. Basically, a motorized blind will not protrude any further than a normal blind system, so you can still design the casement and draperies however you want.
Now is a great time to invest in a motorized blinds. They are becoming more widely available in different styles and materials, so it is easy to find a product for your home. Just make sure you find a product that has full smart phone control capabilities.