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The Top 4 Benefits of Motorized Shades for Smart Homes

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Create a more functional space by adding motorized shades to your smart home

Smart homes have a wide range of automated features. One of the most prominent technologies used in smart homes is motorized shades. Motorized shades offer many benefits to homeowners and, in the long run, even make homes more energy efficient. If you're contemplating whether or not you should opt for motorized shades, read on to find all the benefits they have to offer. It will help you in making an informed decision for your Austin, TX home.

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1.      Pet and Child Safety

If you live with pets or small children, regular shades or blinds will always be a hazard for them. Generally, you'll find shades with a cord. Your pet or child may end up choking or strangling themselves with the long cord or cable that hangs next to the shades. But when you choose motorized shades, there is zero risk of choking or strangling. They do not have cords; instead, you can open or close the shades via your smart device of choice include a cellphone, on-wall keypad or dedicated touchpad.

2.      Enhanced Functionality

During summers, you can lower the shades to keep the thermal heat out of your home, and in winters, you can do the opposite. You can keep your home warmer on colder days by opening the shades during the hottest part of the day then closing them at night to keep heat from seeping out through the windows.  

Another way to improve your home's functionality with motorized shades is by coordinating them with your smart home's lighting system. You can set the lights to switch on when you close the shades and vice-versa.

3.      Reduced Energy Consumption

When you use your motorized shades to keep your home cool in summers and warm in winters, you don't have to use your heating or cooling system as much. Plus, you can utilize natural sunlight during the daytime instead of using your home's lights. It ensures that your energy consumption is reduced significantly. Every year, you will end up saving thousands of dollars that would otherwise be spent on power bills.

4.      Sun Protection

Just like how UV rays from the sun harm our skin, they can also damage the furniture sitting inside your home. But with motorized shades, you can prevent structural damage and discoloration caused by constant exposure to sunlight.  Use photo sensors or your smart device of choice to close shades when windows are hit by direct sunlight.

Are you ready to start your motorized shades project in Austin, TX? Get in touch with Bennett Technologies to integrate motorized shades into your smart home. Our services are also available in Barton Hills, Tarrytown, and West Lake.

Give us a call today at (512) 590-0633, or fill out our contact form for more details.

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