Smart blinds are becoming ever-more popular, and with some excellent smart blind products now available on the market, we’re being asked more questions about the benefits of smart blinds, how they work and what they cost. Here is a quick summary of the most frequently asked questions we receive about smart blinds.
What are smart blinds?
Smart blinds are electric blinds that can be controlled using a smartphone, watch or tablet. Some smart blinds can also be controlled with voice commands via Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa, or Apple’s Siri/Homekit system. For example, you might ask Siri to ‘open the blinds in the kitchen’ or ‘close all of the blinds downstairs.’
How are smart blinds powered?
We have smart blinds systems that can be powered a number of ways: via your mains electricity supply, using household D-cell batteries or with a plug-in charger. Hardwired smart blinds are connected to a power socket located near-by. Wireless smart blinds are powered by batteries that sit within the blind roller itself, in a battery tray or with a plug-in the charger. All systems have the option of being hidden behind the blind fascia.
How are smart blinds controlled?
Smart blinds are controlled using a simple app or via voice commands. The app allows you to open or close your smart blinds wherever you are, at home or away. And you can set up groups of blinds to rise and fall together. Smart blinds that are set up with Siri or Alexa can be opened or closed using just your voice. For example, you might say ‘Alexa, close the bedrooms blinds at 8 pm’ or ‘Siri, open the dining room blinds in 30 minutes.’
Are smart blinds worth it?
There are many reasons why smart blinds are worth installing. The benefits of having smart blinds in your home include hands-free convenience, control of your blinds away from your home and automated functionality. Furthermore, you can save energy on heating and air conditioning, protect furniture from sun damage, and improve the security of your home. All of our smart blinds also come with a 1-year parts warranty and a 5-year manufacturer motor warranty.
How much do smart blinds cost?
The cost of our smart blinds starts at £678 for a hardwired electric blind of up to 1 metre. For a smart roller blind of up to 3.5 metres, the cost is from £1450. Take a look at our Pricing page for more details. All of our smart blinds are custom made to fit so we’ll provide you with an exact quote to match your requirements.
Which are the best smart blinds?
We have an exquisite selection of some of the best electric smart blinds on the market including blinds from Automate, Somfy and Lutron. Automate is our best smart blind solution for use with Apple’s Siri Homekit system. Somfy is the best smart blinds system for households that already have other Somfy products such as lighting and heating as they can be fully integrated and work together. Lutron is the best brand for premium-quality battery-powered smart blinds.
Find Out More
To find out more about the benefits of smart blinds and how they could work in your home, please contact our friendly sales team and we’ll answer any other questions you have about smart electric blinds.