Window treatments have almost as much variety as the windows they cover, and now many of those can also be automated. Automated blinds, or smart blinds, are a relatively simple way to upgrade your home—and save you time, energy, and money.
Check out these 10 reasons why automated blinds are a smart idea.
Perhaps the top reason people switch to automatic indoor blinds is for the convenience. Rather than going from window to window every day and adjusting your blinds or shades by hand, you can do it in a single room or throughout the house with the touch of a button, or a voice command. Many blinds, like tilt’s automatic blinds and shades, can help control the temperature and lighting in your home with a set schedule, following sunrise and sunset, or can react on their own to temperature through Energy Savings mode.
You don’t have to buy new blinds and shades to enjoy the convenience of automated blind control. With tilt’s Blinds Automation Kit or Roller Shades Automation Kit, you can convert your existing blinds/shades into automated window coverings with just a few simple steps.
2. Energy Savings
Window coverings can help with solar gain in hotter months and heat loss in cold months. Automatic indoor blinds ramp up the energy savings, especially when they are equipped with a temperature sensor that triggers adjustments to maintain optimum comfort inside. Maximize energy savings with tilt’s solar powered blinds/shades.
Anything that makes your home look occupied is a deterrent to robbers. Blinds that move throughout the day give the impression that someone is home, even if the house is empty. This adds increased security when you’re at work, out of town, or home alone.
Dangling blind or shade cords are a safety hazard for children and pets. Every parent knows it’s impossible to watch kids every second, so it’s important to make your home as safe as possible. The automated blinds from tilt still have cords but they include a breakaway consolidator that breaks loose when pressure is applied.
5. Remote Access
Say goodbye to the hassle of getting off the couch in the middle of a movie or out of bed to close your window blinds or shades, or running back home when you forget to close them. Automated blind control lets you easily adjust your blinds with the touch of a button, or when you’re not even there.
6. Hard-to-Reach Windows
Many homes feature vaulted ceilings and rows of windows that can be hard to get to. Automated blinds or shades let you control the light, heat, and privacy in rooms with hard-to-reach windows without having to either completely block off the windows or lug around a step stool or ladder.
7. Customized Light
Would you like to wake up to the morning sun at 7 a.m. every weekday, but keep your bedroom dark on weekends so you can sleep in? Automated blinds and shades let you do that easily. Plus, integration with a home automation system allows your smart lighting and smart blinds to work together, so that electric lights can turn on and off depending on the natural light coming in.
8. Protect Your Possessions
The sun can provide natural light inside your home, but it can also wreak havoc on your furniture, flooring, decorations, and art. Automated blinds can extend the life of your possessions by adjusting for the position of the sun to protect the inside of your home from direct UV rays, even when you forget or aren’t home.
Automated blinds allow you to easily determine if and when people can see into your home. Set your own schedule, or block out a nosy neighbor at any time with the touch of a button.
10. Home Automation System Integration
Smart home systems are gaining in popularity. Many automated blinds and shades can integrate with your home automation system so you can control all your smart applications from one place. This integration also gives you voice control of your blinds and access from anywhere. Tilt automated blinds and shades can integrate with Alexa and Google Assistant with the tilt Bridge.
Everyone is busy these days, and you have plenty to worry about in life. These 10 reasons for automating your window treatments make sure that opening and closing your blinds all the time isn’t one of them. Free up time and energy by transforming your existing blinds and shades into smart blinds and shades today.