What are the benefits of automated blinds and screens?
Blinds and screens, like everything else in the home automation sector, have quickly come of age in the past year alone. Not so long ago, traditional electronic window treatments required an electrician to install the necessary wiring. Today, wireless products can be tailored to suit any fitting, then quickly and easily installed with minimal disruption.
You may be thinking, ‘what can a new and improved blind really do for me?’ The answer is, quite a lot. For the first time, wireless products are enabling homeowners to install a quiet, fully-functioning system that can be operated by a control or an app via a smartphone or tablet. Heavy periods of sun exposure can cause damage to valuable items inside your home and discomfort, particularly during the summer months. Blinds and screen settings can be adjusted to fit around your schedule and the seasons so that temperatures and levels of sunlight in your home are always just the way you like them.
Blinds reduce glare, improve window insulation and reduce energy bills – all that comes as standard. Smart blinds and screens can benefit anyone who is looking to improve levels of comfort and independence in their home. Where the latest products to market differ is in their longevity (five years battery life is part and parcel of the products that we recommend), and safety features, particularly for children and vulnerable adults.
Past home cinema clients have preferred the flexibility and simplicity of blind finishings over alternatives while interior designers love the selection of fabrics and styles to choose from.