3 Smart Ways to Command Your Motorized Shades and Blinds
Convenient Control Options Span Beyond a Mobile App
When you upgrade to motorized window treatments, you gain the convenience of mobile app control. Instead of making rounds throughout the house to manually adjust every window treatment by hand, you can whip out your smartphone and adjust all the shades in your home with a simple screen tap.
Mobile app control is an excellent option for when you’re comfortable on the couch and don’t want to get up, or when you’re not home and want to adjust your shades remotely. But it’s not so great when your phone is charging in the other room or when your hands are full in the kitchen.
Fortunately, there are other intuitive options for operating the motorized shades and blinds in your Charleston, SC home. Keep reading to learn three smart ways to command your window treatments beyond mobile app control.
Wall keypads are an excellent option for homeowners who enjoy the convenience of on-wall controls and the feel of tactile buttons. This control option works well when entering or exiting a room and even offers quick and easy shading control for multiple rooms at once.
Unlike traditional wall switches, your keypads can be personalized to you. Our team partners with Lutron, a leader in lighting and shading solutions, to offer customized shading systems for our clients. Choose from a variety of faceplate and button styles and enjoy unique button configurations that work best for your lifestyle. Plus, keypads can be wired or wireless depending on your project and budget.
When your hands are busy with a task, use voice control to operate your shades in a particular space. Lutron integrates with popular voice control systems so you can enjoy hands-free operation so long as a voice control assistant is within earshot. Walking out the door with your coffee and coat in hand? Tell your voice assistant to lower the living room and kitchen shades as you leave. Whether it’s one room or your entire home, you can use voice control to command all your shades without pressing a button.
If you stick to a consistent routine most days, then you may enjoy preset schedules for your motorized shades. Scheduling your shades to operate on their own empowers you to take on your day with optimal lighting for tasks and privacy when you need it—without having to lift a finger. Schedules can align with the sunrise and sunset or be personalized to your lifestyle.
Imagine waking up to slowly rising shades spilling in daylight to energize your bedroom. At 3 pm, the shades in your home office lower to 50% to reduce the intensity of the sun without eliminating the benefits of natural light. Then as the sun sets, your shades slowly close offering privacy and security through the night. This is just one example of the many ways you can schedule your shades.
Make the most of your motorized shades and blinds by choosing a control method that works best for you. If you’re interested in motorized window treatments for your home or want to discuss control options for your existing smart shades, connect with our technology professionals by calling (843) 532-8346 or filling out our contact form.