How to Completely Automate Your Motorized Shades
Take a Hands-Off Approach to Your Smart Shading Solution
When people think of motorized shades, the main benefit they associate with them is remote control. They can use a handheld remote, mobile app or dedicated touchpad to manage them. While this is a great feature, it's not the only benefit of a smart shading solution. There are also a variety of ways that motorized shades can anticipate your needs. Through sensors and timers, they can help you maintain the ideal environment in your Cherry Hills, CO home.
Shades play a vital role in regulating your home's temperature. Honeycomb shades can insulate your home to keep it cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Instead of having to open and close them yourself according to the fluctuating weather, you can link them to your thermostat. Depending on the inside temperature, your shades will adjust to get the space back to your programmed settings.
For families with regular routines, timers can help you manage your motorized shades. Every morning when it's time to get up, they let in the sunlight to help you wake up. At the end of the day, they close automatically, so you're not leaving your home exposed overnight. These timers can also be an important part of your home security when you’re on vacation. Schedule shades to open and close throughout the day to simulate activity, so thieves don’t realize your home is unoccupied.
Optimize the amount of natural light in your home through the use of photo sensors. Whenever windows are hit directly by sunlight, the shades go up and lights dim, so you're not wasting energy. You can even program your photosensors according to window locations. For west-facing windows you may want your sensors closing the shades, so you’re not stuck with glare when having dinner or watching TV.
In areas where you expect privacy, you can have shades close as soon as you enter. Through the use of motion sensors, shades close as soon as you go into the bathroom, so you're never accidently exposed. Motion sensors can also have different purposes according to the time of day. In the morning, they open your shades as soon as you walk into the kitchen so you can have the bright sunshine to kick off your morning. At night, shades lower when you go into your bedroom. This way you can make sure they’re closed overnight to get a good night’s sleep.
If you have outdoor awnings on your windows or over your patio, you can also take advantage of wind sensors. Whenever winds are above a particular speed, the awnings automatically retract to reduce the risk of damage to your fixtures.
Do you want to invest in technology that can anticipate your needs? Contact Logic Integration to learn more about out our smart shading solutions.