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Motorized Blinds & Drapes

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Whether you’re smart home is ready to blast off to a galaxy far-far away, or this is your first foray into connected living, you most likely want your motorized blinds, shades or drapes to integrate seamlessly into your life. You probably also want them to contribute to the overall ambiance and appeal of the room, without adding a lot of clutter or noise.

Today automated blinds and shades are an easy-to-use, convenient and stunning addition to your home or office. Add to this the fact that you can raise and lower your blinds with the touch of a button from a remote control, smart phone or even your tablet to adjust all of your blinds (even the most hard to reach windows or skylights) to your desired position you will quickly realize the benefits of motorized window coverings.

Motorized Benefits

Say goodbye to unsightly strings and cords your motorized window coverings are quiet and are a huge step towards smart living while also providing a safer environment for children and pets.
Your window coverings will have a cleaner look without all those annoying cords, and will actually last longer because electric motors eliminate the wear and tear that typically occurs with manual operation.

The Convenience Factor

Great for those hard to reach windows including; skylights, behind furniture, a bath tub or above a door in an atrium – motorized window coverings will also help you save energy and provide better sun protection for your valuable furnishings and carpet as they can be put on a timer or sun sensor to lower and raise while you’re not at home.

You don’t have to worry over style because a motorized solution can work and enhance almost any style of blind you desire. Today motorization is designed to work with a variety of window treatment styles, including Roman or woven shades, Roller shades, Honeycomb cellular shades, Silhouette, Luminette, Wood blinds (tilt only), Vertical blinds, and of course drapes.

Types Of Controls

There are two types of motorization remote controls: infrared and radio frequency. Infrared controls allow you to operate shades in your line of sight up to 15 feet away. With radio controls, you can operate shades up to 90 feet away in an open space and up to 65 feet away through two concrete walls – you don’t even have to be in the same room. That means you want to be able to control them from your Smartphone, or schedule them to change position.
Manage multiple blinds by section individually or all at once. Convenient, excellent and practical solution that comes with many benefits (ex. safe for children – no cord loops).

With all Hunter Douglas or Somfy motorized blinds you can choose between a hand-held remote, a wall-mounted control panel, tablet or smart phone control and of course are compatible with home automation systems.

Most blinds or shades can be completely battery-powered WireFree motors. These motors install in minutes and provide a perfect solution for areas where access to traditional power outlets or wiring may be a challenge, such as skylights and atrium doors.  For larger windows we do recommend either 110v wall outlet or hard wiring.

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