The Value of Automated Blinds
We work so hard to create our beautiful, relaxing homes and yet sometimes through all the rushing about, we forget to protect them, not just from potential theft, but also from the damaging effect of natural light and heat.It’s for this, among other reasons, that we love automated blinds! On a bright, sunny day you can select the pre-set button on the light switch so the blinds descend just to the right level to protect your favourite sofa and beloved paintings from heat and sun damage. And what about the days you forget and you’re away from home – you know it’s happening but there’s nothing you can do. Do not panic! One press of the button on your smart phone and all is well!
Preset options allow you to quickly adjust your blinds or curtains to keep the warmth in during the winter and in the summer manage heat gain and protect your home from solar damage. With the latest in technology, modern fabrics can diffuse light and prevent glare from washing out a computer or television screen, protect furniture, fine art, rugs, and even wood surfaces, from the sun’s damaging UV rays.
At their most effective, automated shading solutions can be combined with lighting control so you can effectively manage the lighting to suit the time of year – in winter months we need more light and in summer months less. A simple concept with a smart solution – the lighting and shading control can together intuitively respond to your needs, controlling natural and generated light to complement your living whatever the season.
Automated blinds and curtains can also be highly effective in protecting your home creating a ‘lived in’ look when you are away. Combined with lighting control, lights can come on and blinds or curtains open and close to mimic your usual pattern of living, rather than just a set timed event.
We particularly love Lutron as they have revolutionised the roller blind market with their precision motorised systems, offering the ultimate in whisper quiet drive operation and blinds which align perfectly for a balanced, beautiful look to a row of windows. Whether integrated into an existing Lutron Lighting Control system or controlled independently, Lutron blinds are our choice for the discerning home owner.
As home automation specialists, Intelligent Abodes offers a variety of automated solutions including roller blinds, curtains, Venetians and Roman blinds all to suit a client’s needs and decor. Watch Intelligent Abodes video and read our their at http://intelligentabodes.co.uk/automated-blinds-and-curtains/