Did you just wake up feeling listless and tired? Your clock shows that you have slept as long as you intended. Then why do you still feel like you would need a couple of more hours of sleep? The answer may lie in the fact that early in the morning, you had woken up to close the blinds as the sun was shining directly into your eyes.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the blinds just closed automatically as soon as the sun rays fell on them? No, I am not joking. That is perfectly possible! Your blinds just need to be SMART.
Comfort has been revolutionized with the advent of smart technologies. Now your -home can be fitted with a myriad of smart devices that can be inter-linked to perform tasks with minimal supervision. The usual devices that had earlier operated in isolation now can be synced to perform a wide range of tasks, giving you back your time and energy. So, you can program your coffee machine to start whipping up a cup of coffee for you, while the microwave heats up your breakfast, leaving you free to get ready for work in peace.
There is hardly any sphere of life that has remained untouched by smart technologies. Why should your blinds be any different?
Install smart blinds and let technology do the work. It will save you both time and effort. Smart blinds are a hit with homeowners looking to modernize their homes. With smart blinds, you can motorize your blinds to remotely control them with the help of a remote-control device, smartphone or voice-assistance system.
What is the Science Behind It?
This is high tech automation. It is a budget-friendly alternative to the normal blinds, with all the benefit of smart technology at you finger-tips. Smart blinds are connected with motors. These motors can be connected to the home automation hubs. Once connected, you will be able to control the blinds from anywhere in the house.
Most of the motorized blinds operate with the help of Z-wave technology, which are supported by nearly all of the popular home automation devices like Samsung SmartThings, Wink, Vera, Nexia, HomeSeer and many more. Z-wave requires low power, which means your devices run longer, especially the battery-powered ones.
Smart blinds improve your comfort in many ways. Smart technologies give you the flexibility to set a different program for each room, depending on the requirements. Let’s take a look at how you can smart up the different areas of your home with a touch of smart window treatments.
Make Your Bedrooms More Comfortable
No one can stress enough on how important sleep is. Our bodies need those hours of uninterrupted rest, to repair and rejuvenate. Lack of sleep can result in memory loss, weakened immunity, and most importantly, a bad mood.
But getting a good night’s sleep can be a challenge in the fast-paced modern life. Noise, street-lights, increased screen-time and unpredictable working-hours, are having an unprecedented effect on our sleep pattern. In summer, long-hours of sun, is added to the list.
You will have little control over these factors, but they can adversely affect your life. Don’t let that happen. Use your smartphone or tablet to schedule your blinds to automatically open in the morning and close at night.
Smart blinds have a greater role to play in your living room. You probably spend more time in the living area than in your bedroom. Now there is no need to put down that book your reading to pull down the blinds as soon as the daylight wanes. Even if you are not at home, your binds can be programmed to automatically close in the evening and open in the day. This will give you much-needed privacy, while your interiors get a much-needed reprieve from the constant sun.
Your media room probably has the greatest concentration of smart devices. You can interlink all of them to operate in sync. You can tell your home-automation hub to close the blinds and dim the lights, as soon as you switch on the lights. Even if you don’t need complete darkness, the blinds can be controlled remotely to close partially.
Hard to Reach Windows
Smart blinds can be a blessing for those hard to reach windows or skylights. Save yourself a whole lot of bother by automated blinds for windows that are high up or come with cumbersome mechanisms.
Other Hidden Benefits
There is a lot more going for smart blinds than you might think.
With no dangling strings, they are lot easier to use. Can be heaven-sent for those tall and large windows. With just a click of a button or swipe in the screen, you can control multiple windows simultaneously from the comfort of your sofa.
The absence of cords is also perfect for families with little kids and pets. Dangling cords pose choking hazard and you really don’t want any of those near your little ones.
The smart home blinds are powered by low-voltage motors which is very energy-efficient. You also have the option of powering them with battery, solar power kits, multi-motor power supplies or Plug-in Transformers.
With smart blinds, you have greater control over your energy bills. You can make big savings on your energy bill by programming the blinds to open and close according to the temperature of the room. This allows the room to cool down naturally, cutting down the use of air-conditioners.
Smart home blinds can be a useful component of your home security system. You can remotely control you blinds to open and close to give the impression that you are home, even when it’s empty.
You don’t need to compromise on style with smart blinds. You can add smart attributes to pretty much any window treatment of your choice. You are spoiled for choices when it comes to motorized window blinds.
Now splash your interiors will the best home-fashion and technology has to offer and make life simpler and more secured.