Are motorized blinds worth it?

The top 10 benefits of motorized blinds are listed and explained 

1. Convenience and accessibility

Wake up to natural sunlight, close all smart window blinds with a touch of a button, set scenes where they lower themselves as you put on your favorite movie, or want to watch the most important game of the season? Automate your motorized roller shades based on a schedule or by solar automation and arrive from work to a cooler and more comfortable indoor climate. 

Hard-to-reach windows

Easily access those hard-to-reach windows and adjust them with the touch of a button.

 2. Save energy and reduce your energy costs

Connecting your motorized shades to a smart home hub or a smart sun sensor can help minimize the amount of energy your HVAC system uses by allowing the shades to act automatically and independently to read from the sun sensor or weather forecast report.

Perfectly programmed, the blinds will close during the hottest part of the day and open during a sunny day in the winter to allow the sun to enter the room and heat the house naturally.

Good for your wallet and the environment

Reducing the energy spent is good for your economy as well as for the environment. It also increases the comfort in your home as the temperature will be more in line with what we humans prefer.


3. Child safety

What most of us fail to consider is the danger of blinds with cords. They are a real danger to our little loved ones. While playing around, a child can easily tangle themselves with the cord, and it can be life-threatening. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, one child under the age of 10 dies every month in the US due to window cord strangulation

Motorized roller shades offer full safety

Cordless blinds offer full safety for children and pets, and when it comes to motorized blinds, you can rest assured that your beloved children will not be at any risk of strangulation due to your blinds.


5. Enhance the security of your home

An effective way to protect your home from intrusion is by making it appear like it's occupied. With automated shades, you can set a schedule during the day or week so that you simulate being home.

Automated shades, or app-controlled shades, give an empty house a lived-in appearance.


6. Increased freedom for the elderly and disabled

As you get older and still live at home, you might need extra help. It's sometimes the little things that are very difficult to manage by yourself. One of those things might be adjusting your blinds.

Our elderly are not supposed to lie in bed with their shades down in the morning, waiting for their assistant to arrive and help them, or not be able to close them during the day when they want to rest for a while. Motorized shades will eliminate those issues right away.



7. Protect your interior from sun bleaching

The sun´s UV rays can be damaging to artwork and furniture. Also, your floor, if made of wood, and your expensive rugs.

It can damage our furniture, carpeting, and other decor if it's allowed to stream in through the windows all the time. Unless you want to replace all these interiors from time to time, you might want to invest in motorized shades that will protect and preserve your interior.


8. Privacy at home

With smart shades, you won’t have to worry whether your neighbor from across the street or people passing by your house are curious about your whereabouts. They can be set to lower at dusk - or at any other time that’s convenient to you—and let you enjoy your free time in private. Or just lower them all at once with one touch on the remote control.


9. Smart Blinds

Motorized shades can be integrated with other smart appliances such as lights, thermostats, awnings, smart locks, and more. In this way, you can set scenarios such as "go down" when the awnings close due to much wind. Or you can set a scenario for your blinds to close as you turn on your favorite movie or would like to watch the football game of the year.

Automated blinds

You can automate your blinds based on a schedule or through solar automation so that you can enjoy all the benefits that come with smart blinds.

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10. Maximize the space in your house

Motorized shades can maximize the space in a room. For example, having a motorized shade as a projector screen as well

You do not need to clear space to the window so that you can manually adjust them, which leads to the opportunity to use all of the surfaces next to your window.

There are probably a lot more clever ideas out there, what is yours?