Motorization is on the rise and rightfully so. When designing your smart home, motorized window treatments are a great option as many of them can tie into your existing home automation system. When you have a hard to reach window treatments, such as two-story windows or a window that does not have easy access, motorization is the answer as this will make your window treatments easier to operate. The ability to raise and lower your window treatments on a timer will save even more energy usage. The flexibility will allow you to have them automatically raised and lowered when the sun shines the brightest.
You can have just about any window treatment motorized. Below are some of the most common.
- Drapery Panels
- Cellular Shades
- Roller Shades
- Roman Shades
- Sheer Shades
- Solar Shades
Various Types of Motorization
Single Channel Remote
This is a great way to start off with motorization if you are looking to get started. It is cost effective and functional. The single channel remote will operate only one shade. This is ideal if you have a window that is hard to reach
With the touch of a button, you can control all your window treatments. With a multi-channel remote, you can control up to 24 shades at once. The 12-channel remote can control 12 groups of shades, with one to eight shades per group. This remote will give you more flexibility.
Virtual Cord Remote
This remote is quiet, dependable and powerful. The virtual cord remote offers single channel and multi-channel options and can control shades from up to 65 feet away. This is the remote you would opt for if you would like to tie this into your existing home automation system.
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