The Best Motorized Smart Home Blinds Automated shades have become one of the most popular “must-have” items in today’s smart homes. Not only do motorized shades extend and retract automatically, but they are also extremely useful in lowering energy costs and increasing your home security. Automated blinds can be controlled via a smartphone app, voice command, run on custom schedules, and can even be integrated with home-automation software like Amazon’s Alexa or Control4’s OS3. They are also highly customizable based on their length, color, material, special features, and more. Neuwave Systems is a proud Hunter Douglas dealer installing the industry’s finest line of custom motorized window blinds, shades, shutters, and drapery. For homeowners searching for the very best in automated shades, look no further than Hunter Douglas. Here’s why: Control Lighting & Privacy The right lighting can set a mood, create ambience and even shifts how you perceive spaces in your home. From room darkening to light-diffusing sheers, you control the level of light and privacy in your home hour-by-hour. Maximize Home Energy Efficiencies Without energy-efficient window coverings, up to 30% of a home’s heating and cooling energy can be lost through its windows. Hunter Douglass motorized blinds help keep your home warm in the winter and cooling in the summer. With style options that feature air pockets to minimize heat transfer at the window you can regulate interior temperatures across all seasons. Even program your shades to operate differently depending on the time of the year. For example, scheduling your smart shades to close at midday during the summer months will keep your home from overheating and energy bill from rising. Smart-Home Shade Automation Schedule your window treatments to move exactly the way you want, whenever you want, from the palm of your hand, with voice control, or your favorite smart device. With Powerview Automation, these smart shades are able to operate independently and move only when you choose to schedule them. Create custom scenes that move each of your shades to a preferred position, then automate the scenes to operate on their own throughout the day. You can even schedule them to move with the sunrise or sunset based on your location! Luxurious Fabric Selections Choose from over 2,400 textiles from neutral tones to bold contemporary motifs. Hunter Douglas collaborates with artists all over the world to source the finest and most durable fabrics to enhance your home. Hunter Douglas even offers a sustainable and environmentally responsible fabric known as GreenScreen Sea-Tex™ that is made from recovered coastal and marine plastics. The Sea-Tex fabrics are an exclusive Designer Screen Shades product, and come in five neutral tones each with a 3% openness. Designer Screen Shades are expertly crafted to provide privacy, UV protection, glare control and view-through, all while filtering sunlight. Safety Hunter Douglas automated shades are cordless, making them safe for both children and pets. UV-protected shades also help preserve the life of furnishings and artwork in your home. Smart shades are truly essential to making your home hands-free and smart. The design options for automated shades are unlimited, but all are guaranteed to make your life easier while making your home more energy efficient and intelligent. Still unsure of which motorized shades solution fits your needs best? Let our experts help you decide which type of smart shades are right for your home.