Smart technology in homes was once the domain of sci-fi movies or at least it was something that was reserved for only the very wealthy. But as technology improves and the price point comes down, we can expect smart home technology to become both more accessible and more common. Today we are seeing smart technology in everything from TVs to home security and climate control – and yes, even window treatments. And if you have never looked into (or perhaps even heard of Somfy sensors), you might want to consider them as they provide homeowners with several benefits.
While motorized controls for window treatments are not exactly new Somfy sensors, offer a whole host of other benefits:
- Remote Controlled
Whether you are sitting across the room or you are out with friends, and you suddenly realize that you forgot to close your blinds, Somfy offers the convenience of being able to control your window treatments with your smartphone or tablet.
And windows that may be hard to reach? No problem, as long as you have your device opening and closing window treatments is easy.
- Timed Controlled
Would you rather wake up to natural sunlight gently flooding your room or would you rather wake up to the screeching of an alarm clock? With the use of a programmable app, you can have your window treatments open in the morning and close in the evening.
You can even have them do this while you are away on vacation to help give the illusion that someone is home.
- Weather Controlled
Did you know that Somfy sensors can even be programmed to react to the weather itself? If the day goes from being overcast to suddenly sunny, the shades can automatically lower in response to the change in weather. This ensures that your home stays climate controlled and even protects furniture and other items which might fade over time from exposure to UV rays.
- Increased Privacy
Ever come out of the shower and realize that you left the window treatments of a street-facing (or neighbour facing) window open? Somfy sensors allow you to discreetly close the blinds without having to belly crawl across the room!
- A Green Choice
Of course, there are times when you want ample sunlight in your home, but sunlight, when you don’t need it, can cost you big on your utility bills. Somfy lets you control how much sunlight your house gets, and as a result, there can be less strain on your HVAC system.
- Increase Your Home’s Value
As smart technology and green features become more popular, homebuyers are going to look for these things in prospective homes increasingly. Somfy sensors will save you money on your utility bills and could even help you sell your home for a higher price when the time comes.
- No Dangerous Cords
Cords on window treatments can pose safety risks for young children and pets. With motorized window treatment controls, these cords become obsolete.
Would you like to learn more about Somfy Sensors and get an estimate for your home or business? If so, contact Jans Awnings today.