Creating a home automation system often includes connecting lights and other household items for automatic operation. With smart home technology, you can incorporate your windows into your home automation setup. Here are a few things you can do to make your windows a little bit smarter.
Smart Motorized Shades
For rooms with lots of large windows, motorized shades can be a great alternative to having to manually open and close your window coverings. Traditional motorized shades are operated with a remote control. However, by using smart motorized shades, you can set schedules to open and close them at certain times of the day. You can even connect your voice-activated smart home assistant so you can literally tell the shades to open. Of course, you can still use the remote control option for an additional way to operate these window coverings. Motorized shades come in a wide variety of styles, so you can find the right option to coordinate with your home's decor theme.
Smart Window Sensors
Window sensors can be used to detect motion around your windows. They can be used to help you determine if you closed the windows before you left home earlier in the day, or they can alert you when someone has attempted to gain entry into your home. Smart window sensors connect to your smart hub to send alerts directly to your smartphone or tablet. This means you can receive updates even when you aren't at home. Based on these alerts, you can engage any security cameras you have in your home to view live footage and take appropriate steps as needed.
Smart Curtain Motors
If you love the idea of smart motorized shades, you can build upon this idea by installing smart curtain motors. These motors open and close your curtains by commands on your smartphone or voice commands. This option is great for rooms with large windows or lots of curtains, as it saves you from the work of opening and closing them yourself. For curtains in the bedroom, these motors can be used to create schedules so the curtains open up when it's time to wake up in the morning. A flood of natural light can help you wake up a bit easier and help you face the day. You can also schedule curtains in the living room, dining room and kitchen to close at dusk to prevent people passing by from seeing into your home.
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