What are automated shades?
Automated shades are either battery-powered or hard-wired and are controlled by a remote, via an app on your smart device, set on a schedule via a time clock function or voice controlled by your Google or Alexa assistant.
What are some of the features?
Automated shades are convenient but they also provide a wide variety of benefits including temperature & light management, energy savings and visual appeal. They are low maintenance, kid & pet friendly and simple to operate. For more details on each of these features, read out blog post Smart Home Spotlight: Shades.
Where can I install these?
These can be installed in new construction or existing homes or businesses. If it is new construction, they can be hard-wired and if not then they are battery-powered. The typical battery life is 3 to 5 years. These shades work on most size windows and patio doors and can be inside or outside mount.