Smart Home Technology and Aesthetics Don’t Have to Compete

  • Multi-button smart keypads to trigger lighting scenes that operate multiple lighting loads in a room and eliminate a wall full of light switches.
  • Motorized window coverings offer a wide range of benefits in a home and come in a large variety of fabrics, materials and styles to fit in with any décor.
  • Smart Thermostats can save energy and money on utility bills. And they aren’t any more intrusive to a home’s décor than older models.
  • There are many options for hiding speakers in a room including models that mount into drywall, building them into a wall and more.
  • Motorized lifts can hide a TV inside a cabinet. A TV can also be framed to look like a wall mirror and images of artwork can be displayed on the TV to make it a statement piece in the room instead of an eyesore.
  • Daylight harvesting — When the sun is not shining directly into a window the window treatment can be automatically opened to provide indirect light into the room that minimizes the need for using electrical lights during the day
  • Solar heating — In the winter, smart window treatments can be opened to allow the sun to shine directly into a window to help heat a room. When the room gets too warm, or when the sun is no longer shining directly into the window, the window treatment can be closed to provide additional insulation against heat loss through the window. In the summer, smart window treatments can be closed when the sun is shining directly into a window to reduce solar heat gain and save on the energy required for air-conditioning your home.
  • Glare reduction and protection of furnishings — Smart window treatments can be closed when the sun is directly shining through a window to reduce glare. Smart window treatments can also be closed when the sun is directly shining through a window to protect expensive furnishings and artwork from damage from the sun.
  • Safety — Smart window treatments can be automatically opened during an emergency to make it easier for family members to exit the home if normal pathways are blocked by fire. It also allows first responders to see into the home to help find anyone who has not been able to get out by themselves. In the case of a burglary, opening window treatments allows neighbors and first responders to see what is happening in the home. Finally, having window treatments automatically closed in the evening keeps outsiders from knowing whether family members are home or not.
  • Privacy — It is very easy for passers by to see into a home at night when lights are on in the home. Smart window treatments can be automatically closed at sunset to protect the privacy of the homeowners.
  • Security — Programming smart window treatments to open or close during the day can, just like programming smart lighting to periodically turn on or off, make potential thieves believe that someone is home.
  • Protection of valuable furnishings — Smart window treatments can be closed when the sun is directly shining through a window to protect expensive furnishings and artwork from damage from the sun.
  • Are indistinguishable from their non-motorized counterparts.
  • Have a wide selection of material options to fit into any décor.
  • Are battery operated and wirelessly controlled so it isn’t necessary to run wiring to each window location. These aren’t my first choice with our new build as I can plan wiring to eliminate the need for batteries and even potentially hard wire networked.
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Smart Home technology visionary with passion for out of the box solutions for home technology integrations, focusing on efficiency, safety and sustainability.

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