The first thing customers need to think about is how they want to operate their automated blinds.
“The most simple, and most popular option, is a wall-mounted remote control unit,” Nurit says. “With this option, blinds can be grouped to operate together, and separate zones can be created to operate different blinds at different times. It’s a simple and highly functional option.
Automated blinds can also be connected to a home automation system, or operated through a smartphone app, which is the latest technology in blind automation. “For the phone app, you also need a small ‘hub’ device that you can connect to with your phone through your home WiFi,” Nurit says. “This gives you a lot more options, such as being able to operate the blinds from anywhere remotely and creating routines which run on preset times. We hear of people operating their blinds remotely from overseas while they’re on holiday – opening them in the mornings and closing them at night to create the illusion that people are home. This adds an additional level of versatility and convenience with their operation.”
The important thing home owners need to do is find a blind company with a lot of experience in blind automation, and talk to them early enough in the building process. Automated blinds are simple if you know what you’re doing – otherwise the customer may be left with hanging wires, an unsightly finish, and motors that don’t operate properly.
If you’re considering automated blinds in your next project, get in touch with SP Blinds on ArchiPro here to find out more.