Awnings and the Future of Home Automation

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Home automation is not a new concept – people have been using smart technology to open garage doors, dim lights and set and monitor security installations on their properties. But technology is advancing at a very fast pace and the future of home automation is bright.
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Latest Suite of Tools

Apple is one of the companies that has been at the fore of smart technology and has brought to market a number of products that people can use to add convenience to various functions that they need in and around their homes. In June this year, at its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced its HomeKit– This highly innovative suite of tools will control a range of devices such as furnaces, thermostats, garage-door openers, security systems and blinds and awnings too.

The company will provide a robust platform which all these devices will have to conform to. Once that has been done, you will be able to control them all via your iOS device. The smart-home market is burgeoning and Apple is all set to capture it.

A Matter of Functionality

The fact is that to date a number of smart home products have been riddled with a number of compatibility issues and homeowners had to conduct a lot of ground work to ensure that their “smart” homes actually worked. But Apple says it can change all that and Home Kit will give iPhone users the ability to control various individual smart home devices from their phones via Siri and not a specific app.

This simply means homeowners will have the convenience to club different smart home devices into groups and they will be able to effectively control a series of elements all at once.

Motorized Awnings

Jans Awning Products has always launched the best products and we offer our customers options like motorized awnings powered by Somfy. You can sit inside your house or commercial establishment and with the press of a remote button can either open or retract awnings. Customers can also opt to have sensors fitted to the awnings and these take a convenience and functionality factor one step further.

The awnings will retract or fold out based on how sunny or windy the weather conditions are. For example, if you are out, and see that it has gotten really windy, you can draw them in, no matter where you are. Also, maybe it’s a hot day, and you had your awning drawn in. You can have your patio nice and cool by the time you get home from work. Now, with smart technology like the one that Apple has launched with its HomeKit its possible raise and lower difficult to access awnings and blinds with the touch of a button. But for customers who wish to use these options, they will have to ensure they opt for motorized awnings.

Complete Automated Control

You will have complete control of awnings and blinds via an interface that can control these elements on-site as well as from a different location. Awning and blinds control can also be combined and you can have a setting you like. At the end of the day, technology is meant to add comfort and convenience to our lives and that is exactly what and Apple’s HomeKit aims to do.

If you are looking for the best motorized awnings across Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, Hamilton, Brantford, Milton, Grimsby, Ancaster or Brampton, contact Jans Awning Products. You can reach us on 905.335.3733 or via this online form and order your motorized awnings today.