Why Choose Motorised Blinds?
Imagine you’ve just sat down on the couch to watch a movie, you’re comfortable and the dog is curled up on your lap. However, you forgot it’s that time of the day where the sunlight hits your TV perfectly, causing that annoying glare, the last thing you want to do is get up and close the blinds. Your solution? Motorised blinds!
What are motorised blinds?
Motorised blinds (also known as automated or electric blinds) are blinds which are electronically operated, allowing you to open and shut your window treatments without having to use a manual chain or rope system.
Motorised blinds are growing in popularity due to the increase in home automation, making our homes easier to control with the touch of a button, all from one location.
How do motorised blinds work?
Motorised blinds are connected to a central device called a Smart Motor System. This device can control up to 20 sets of blinds within your home, all at once! The Smart Motor System connects to your home Wi-Fi to control your blinds. You can raise or lower your blinds using a:
- Smart home device such as a Google Home or Alexa
- Remote control
- Wall switch
- Smart home applications on your Apple or Samsung smartphones.
What types of motorised blinds are there?
Motorised blinds are available for a wide range of our indoor blinds, including:
Motorised curtains are coming soon, so keep an eye out!
If you’re looking for motorised outdoor blinds, they are available for our range of:
To decide which style of motorised blinds are best for your home, start by making a list of what you need in the space, this could include privacy, light control, style, etc.
If you’re looking for a versatile and more affordable option, roller blinds are one of our most popular products. If you’re looking for something a bit more elegant and stylish, go for our designer range Tripleshade blinds. Roman and Vision blinds are also great options for keeping out harsh sunlight as they are made from a thicker fabric.
Motorised blinds are suitable for all areas of your house, including wet areas like your bathroom, as they are not connected to any electrical outlets.
To decide on motorised outdoor blinds, it’s important to consider practicality, budget and usage. It’s also important to look at the average wind speed in your area, to help you decide which outdoor blinds are suitable for the weather conditions. If you live in a particularly windy area, Windmaster blinds might be the best option for you, as they’re specifically designed to withstand strong winds. To learn more about Windmaster blinds, check out our blog!
The benefits of motorised blinds:
- They’re 100% child safe
Motorised blinds are the safest blinds money can buy, simply because they don’t have the hazard of a chain, rope or wand. Remove the dangerous element and you’re left with the blinds alone, and a far safer option for your home. This is a particularly great option for your child’s bedroom, to learn more about our range of child safe blinds, check out our blog.
- They’re easy to use
Operating your blinds is simple, you can do so via a wall switch (just like you would with lights), a remote control, a smart home device like Google Home, or even by using your smartphone! There’s no manual control required so no reaching for loose cords or getting up to open them. Say hello to opening your blinds from the comfort of your warm bed on a Sunday morning sleep in! Motorised blinds also give freedom back to people who struggle with mobility limitations, as they don’t have to physically open and shut blinds.
- They’re battery powered
Motorised blinds can be installed in any window, regardless of nearby electrical sockets, as they are battery powered. These smart blinds are powered by a 240V electric battery or a lithium rechargeable battery (which can last up to 9 months depending on use).
- They’re stylish
With no chains, ropes or wands, electric blinds are sleek and simple, with clean lines and no annoying loose cords. Available in a range of colours, styles and designs, motorised blinds make a stylish addition to your home, plus you can control the amount of natural light and privacy you want with the touch of a button.
- They’re ideal for both residential and commercial properties
Automating manual tasks makes life simpler and more convenient, making motorised blinds a welcome choice for both home and work.
- Added security
As you can control your blinds with your smart phone, you can do this from anywhere, including when you’re not at home! Having the ability to open and close blinds without being at home gives any unwanted visitors the illusion someone is home.
- Motorised blinds help to create an energy efficient home
Controlling your blinds with your smartphone also allows you to easily open your blinds to let in the sunlight or, shut the blinds to preserve the heat inside your home when you’re not there. This allows you to come home to a warmer house as you can shut the blinds before it gets colder at night, spending less on heating costs. For more tips on how you can create an energy efficient home, check out our guide!
The cost of motorised blinds
There are many factors which determine the price of installing motorised blinds. The biggest factors to consider before purchasing are:
- The size of the window you want to cover. Depending on how big or small your window is, it will impact the size of the blind you need, and therefore the cost of motorisation
- The number of sets of motorised blinds you want to install throughout your home
- Whether you want to install indoor or outdoor motorised blinds
Do all the blinds in my home need to be automated?
Some people prefer all the window treatments throughout their home to match, but how you dress your windows in each room should reflect your budget and how much you use the space. For high-traffic areas like the living area, main bedrooms and kitchen, motorised blinds would be used frequently and therefore more of a benefit to you, rather than in a guest room or a room you use maybe once a week.
Are you interested in purchasing motorised blinds for your home? To arrange a free measure and quote with a highly-trained consultant in your own home, give us a call on 13 13 15 or fill out this simple online form. We provide this service to a wide range of locations around the metro and select regional areas, 6 days a week between 8am and 6pm.
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