October 24, 2022

How Smart Shades Can Enhance Your Home

Upgrade your home with smart shades from industry leaders Crestron and Lutron. With whisper quiet motors, IoT connectivity, and the ability to improve home security and energy efficiency, smart shades are a must-have for any modern home.

How Smart Shades Can Enhance Your Home

Imagine being able to close your shades without ever leaving the comfort of your bed. With smart-powered shades, you can! These shades, manufactured by industry leaders such as Crestron and Lutron, are an excellent addition to any home. In this article, we'll explain what smart shades are and why you should consider investing in them.

What are Smart Shades?

Smart shades are an innovative solution that allows you to control your shades from anywhere, at any time. You can control them through a wall keypad, remote, or smartphone app. With smart shades, you can choose from various colors and designs that match your interior style and give you the functionality you need. These shades come with a built-in motor that connects to the Internet of Things (IoT), which means you can open and close them without ever physically touching them. Smart shading solutions can either be hardwired or powered by batteries in retrofit applications.

Why Should You Invest in Smart Shades?

There are several reasons to consider incorporating smart-powered shading solutions into your home. Here are a few:

  1. Enhance Home Security - Smart shades can be programmed to open and close at certain times, giving the impression that someone is home even when you're away. This feature can deter potential intruders and enhance your home security.
  2. Energy Efficiency - Smart shades can work in conjunction with smart lighting to reduce your energy consumption. For example, your smart lights can automatically turn off when you open your shades, or dim in the evening when you lower them.
  3. Increase Property Value - Smart technology can increase the value of your home. Smart shades are just one example of how you can make your property stand out from others in the neighborhood.

What to Look for in a Smart Shade Solution?

Not all smart shades are created equal. Here are some features to look for when choosing a smart-powered shading solution:

  1. Quiet Movements - Look for products with whisper-quiet motor movements to create a relaxing home environment.
  2. Compatibility - Choose a product that works on its own but can integrate with other systems such as lighting, audio-visual, and heating/cooling down the road.
  3. Warranty - Look for a smart shade manufacturer that provides the best possible standard warranty, such as Crestron's limited lifetime warranty on their shade motors and lighting control products.
  4. Workmanship - The best smart shade products meet industry quality standards. Look for products that are rigorously tested for defects and durability, such as Crestron's shading solutions that are manufactured in the United States.

Final Word

Smart shading solutions are a convenient and innovative way to enhance your home's security, increase energy efficiency, and add value to your property. Consider choosing a solution from industry leaders such as Crestron and Lutron for their whisper-quiet motors, compatibility with other systems, robust standard warranties, and high workmanship standards.

If you're planning a smart shading project and need more information, contact Wenner. We offer Crestron and Lutron products for your projects in the Victoria, Nanaimo, and the Gulf Islands.