Integrating the shades and blinds of your home into your automation system enables you to further enhance energy savings and security. But what are automated window treatments and how do they work?
Traditional window treatments require you to open and close them manually. We’re all familiar with the cord on the curtains that when pulled down opens the drapes and when release closes them. While they are effective at blocking light and helping to reduce heat transfer, they require manual operation EVERY TIME you want to open or close them.
Electric shades take this one step farther. You have remote controls that allow you to press a button and raise or lower the shades to whatever level you like. These are much more convenient, but still require you to operate the remote whenever you want to adjust the window treatments.