How Motorized Shades Help Protect Your Home
Smarter Shades, Safer Home
It may not feel like it yet, but spring is here. And soon, the warmer months will have the sun shining once again. That means you’re going to want to get out of the house and have some fun.
Whether you’re planning a day at the park or a big family vacation, you’ll want to make sure that your home remains protected.
And while smart security features are a great option for keeping your Victoria, BC property safe, there’s another system that can help: motorized shades.
If you’re interested in how smart shading can help protect your home in some obvious and not-so-obvious ways, this is the blog for you.
Just keep reading for more.
Perhaps the most obvious reason to add window coverings to your home is to maintain a sense of privacy.
After all, you don’t want strangers looking into your windows!
Smart shading allows you to close all of the shades in your home with just a single button. As you leave the house, you can quickly lower each shade so no one can look in while you’re gone.
Plus, they can help you maintain privacy while also enjoying high visibility. Sun shades are translucent coverings that allow light through, but obscure objects from the outside.
From inside your home, however, you can still see out and enjoy your neighborhood.
Protecting From Sun Damage
Some homeowners whose houses feature a lot of windows love the view, but hate the damage that the constant sunlight can cause to their property.
Too many UV rays and your paintings will start to fade, your leather furniture will dry out and crack and your home will start to lose its luster.
But when you install motorized shades, you don’t have to worry about that as much.
Sensors can keep track of how much light is in the room, or how hot it’s getting, and automatically adjust the shade position.
You don’t even have to be in the house for your shades to take the proper action.
Integrating With Smart Automation
Of course, your shades work best when you combine them with other smart devices, like your integrated lighting system.
Through many smart home manufacturers – like Control4 – you can set your shades to a “mockupancy” setting. This function automatically adjusts the shades and lights throughout your home to make it look as though someone’s inside while you’re out.
It’s a great way to never leave your home unoccupied!
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