Automated blinds, or smart blinds, are simply motorized blinds that can be controlled from anywhere. A built-in motor is activated by an app or your voice and does the work for you, so you don’t have to run around your home physically opening and closing your blinds.
For example, if you’re not home, with a tap on your phone you can adjust your blinds. If you’re home, and just don’t want to get off the couch, or want to impress your friends, you can ask Amazon Alexa to do the work for you. Best of all, if you want one less thing to think about in your busy day, you can create a schedule and your automated blinds will automatically open and close at preset times during the day or night. It may feel lavish and a bit space-age, because it is!
Why automate your blinds?
Automated blinds save you money and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time. That’s a feel good combination! If you have central air and the summer sun heats up your rooms, closing your blinds will reduce your electric bill. It will also protect your upholstery, and the finish on your wood furniture, from fading.
In the winter, you’ll benefit from solar gain. That’s when heat from the sun passes through your window panes warming things up. So, opening the blinds to the daytime sun will lower your heating bill. And, if you prefer natural to harsh, artificial lighting, automated blinds are the perfect way to make the most of environmental light.
Automated blinds are also a smart way to improve your home’s security. If you schedule your blinds to open and close throughout the day, whether you’re at work or on vacation, it will create the impression that your home is occupied.
How do you use automated blinds?
It’s really quite simple. With a tap or voice command, automated blinds do all the work for you. You can create schedules so your blinds will automatically open and close at the precise times you choose, whether you’re home or away. You can also control your blinds from anywhere, anytime from your phone with the iPhone or Android app. And the easiest way, and most fun of all, is to just say “Alexa, open the blinds.”
How do you automate your blinds?
With the Sunsa Wand, it’s easy and affordable to convert your existing blinds to automated blinds. Not only does the Sunsa Wand install in under 2 minutes, but it works with your existing horizontal, vertical or mini blinds. That means you don’t have to waste money replacing perfectly good blinds. Now you can enjoy all the benefits of automated blinds, and you can keep the blinds you love!