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What Are Smart Home Shades and Blinds?

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Smart homes have automated systems allowing you to control various programs and even appliances with your mobile devices. When you’re on the go, smart homes let you have maximum control of your home environment and even let you take a peek inside if you have cameras installed.

Smart home shades and blinds work with a Z-Wave bridge and RTS interface (ZRTSI by Somfy) to link your smart shades with a smart home system. My-Link, Somfy’s Wi-Fi system, lets you control your smart blinds and shades even if you don’t have a smart home system.

There are many advantages to smart home shades and blinds:

1. You Don’t Have to Be Home to Control Your Blinds and Shades

Whether you’re out work or traveling, you can open and close your shades and blinds using your mobile device. This is perfect for when you’re traveling and want to let in light for your plants or want to close the shades during the hottest and sunniest part of the day.

2. You Can React to Problems Quickly

Have you forgotten to close the blinds, only to find that an overcast day has become hot? With smart home blinds and shades, you can easily close blinds and shades when you need to, protecting your electronics, your furniture and the rest of your home.

3. It Can Be a Security Feature

When you’re traveling, smart blinds and shades let you open or close your windows randomly throughout the day, giving the impression someone is at home. If you’re worried about your home’s privacy while you’re way, you can easily close your blinds and shades using a mobile device, blocking out anyone’s view of the interior of your home.

4. Smart Blinds and Shades Work Perfectly With Your Busy Life

Smart blinds and shades are meant to save you time. You can set up an automated system to open and close your blinds at specific times during the day, or you can manually open and close them using your mobile device. You can open and close blinds and shades across your entire home or even your vacation home from the same device, saving you time and effort. You may already be running much of your life from your mobile device. Smart blinds and shades give you one extra way to use your mobile devices effectively.

If you’re ready to start enjoying all the timesaving features of smart blinds and shades as part of your home automation system, shop our selection at has a huge selection of motorized blinds, roller shades and other window treatments designed to work effortlessly with smart home systems. At great discount prices and with free samples and free home delivery to most addresses, makes it easy for you to enjoy beautiful and convenient window treatments.