Smart homes are rapidly increasing in popularity and we’re seeing more and more homes coming online with automated lights, appliances, security systems, HVAC, and window coverings from your tablet or smartphone. What is even more exciting is that homes that were not previously outfitted for automation can be converted and the technology can be installed. You can enjoy the convenience and other benefits of smart technology in your own home right now.
At Valley Drapery & Upholstery, we can motorize any window covering you want and work with you to integrate it into your Apple Home, Amazon Alexa, or Google Home. Enjoy the simplicity and convenience of motorizing your drapes, shades, rollers, and shutters. And you don’t even have to be tech savvy to enjoy it!
The technology behind motorized drapes, shades, and shutters.
How do motorized shades work? It’s simple. Instead of a cord that you have to pull by hand, the shades, drapes, or shutters are installed on motorized tracks that move them into opened and closed positions. They work on remote technology that you can operate using your smartphone, tablet, or a remote control. This means that you don’t ever have to touch them which makes hard to reach blinds and shades a snap to open and close.
The motors themselves are typically battery powered for added convenience and aesthetic purpose – no wires. The motor and battery compartment are relatively stylish, and they will go unnoticed by even the most discerning eagle eye. They also do not take up outlet space which is another advantage.
If you don’t want to bother with batteries you can go for the hardwired option. They are corded and will use a wall outlet, but they work just as well and are just as reliable as the battery operated motors.
Alexa, open my drapes.
While Alexa is turning on your coffee maker and adding milk to your shopping list, you can also ask her to open your shades or shutters. Artificial intelligence (AI) that uses natural language processing (NLP) has quickly become the wave of the future and the future is now. Alexa, Apple Home, and Google Home have found their way into homes and offices everywhere.
We can help you program your motorized shades, drapes, and shutters to work with any of your NLP technology devices. This means that instead of opening your tablet to press some buttons you can just speak the words and your AI device will do the rest.
Increase privacy, improve security, and lower your heating and cooling costs.
The ability to control your window coverings remotely, especially when you can program them to open and close at certain times of the day, can help lower your heating and cooling costs. Programming them to close at a certain time each day, say when the afternoon sun hits the side of your home and comes through your living room windows, making that space warmer and more difficult to cool.
The professionals at Valley Drapery & Upholstery will work with you to find the best automation solutions for your home and lifestyle. Contact us today to talk to one of our friendly, knowledgeable representatives and discover the ease and convenience of automated shades, drapes, and shutters.