Motorized Window Shades


How smart are they?

The 1989 movie “Back to the Future 2” depicted life as it would be this year, but how accurate was it? Drones, automation and biometric identification are increasingly a part of our lives today.  They got that right. But there was something missing; highly intelligent window shades fully capable of anticipating our needs, and creating perfect ambiance in our homes via a wireless device. Apparently even Hollywood couldn’t fathom that one, but it’s here.

Hunter Douglas PowerView™ App for iPhone, PowerView™ App for iPad, and PowerView™ Motorization Pebble™ Remote

Hunter Douglas PowerView™ App for iPhone, PowerView™ App for iPad, and PowerView™ Motorization Pebble™ Remote

The Benefits of Motorized Shades

Window shades operated remotely aren’t just for commercial spaces anymore. They’re becoming more and more popular in homes throughout San Antonio as well, making it highly likely that the day of having to get up to open or close your shade will be, well, a thing of the past.

People are not only becoming increasing comfortable with high technology in the workplace, but also as a means of controlling various areas of our homes – everything from activating our security systems, to turning on the AC unit. So, it makes sense that motorized window treatments would be embraced as a way of simplifying our lives, as well.

A practical case can be made for motorized shades for clerestory windows that can sometimes allow too much sun-damaging glare into a room, but are too high to reach.

Their ease of use also makes motorized window treatments perfectly suited for inhabitants with limited mobility, and for the forward-thinking Baby Boomer who seeks aging-in-place design.

Safety Considerations

Another benefit of motorized window shades is safety. Lacking a drawstring or cord removes the need to be concerned of possible entanglement by children and pets.

Hunter Douglas Applause® Honeycomb Shades with PowerView™

Hunter Douglas Applause® Honeycomb Shades with PowerView™

… And then there’s the cool factor.

Let’s face it hands-free window shades are not only sleek and impressive; it’s downright cool enough for any high-end bachelor or bachelorette pad. But with dozens of styles available that provide shade, insulation, and are made of dust repellant materials, they’re created perfectly for a family home, as well.

Hunter Douglas proudly offers their award-winning advanced operating system for motorized window shades, called the PowerView™. It allows you to program your window treatments to move to the exact position you want, when you want, and from anywhere in the world by using the PowerView™ App on your smartphone or tablet. This offers a modern alternative to a traditional remote control, but what if you’re more comfortable with a remote control? They’ve got that covered, too. With the ergonomically designed PowerView™ Pebble, you can easily operate up to six different groupings of window treatment individually or together, with just a press of a button. In the words of the illustrious genius Doc Brown, “Great Scott!”

So, if you’ve only imagined distinctive motorized window treatments that could anticipate your needs, and automatically create perfect ambiance morning, noon, and night are a thing of the future, imagine no more. The future is now.

Hunter Douglas Vignette® with PowerView™

Hunter Douglas Vignette® with PowerView™

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