Smart Home Improvements: The Benefits of Wifi Window Shades

Motorized window shades are one of those modern solutions you think you don’t need. And I was like that too, skeptical and judgemental of people who chose to install them. I was thinking: “Well I might be lazy, but I’m not THAT lazy to actually find it exhausting to raise and lower my own blinds.” But that all changed when our family grew larger and we moved into a new, much bigger house which had a ton of windows. So, now it was either go motorized or spend the majority of our free time turning window cords.

So, yeah, opinions change as needs change. Now I find our motorized shades to be one of the best decisions we have ever made. Besides allowing me to control the amount of light entering my home with only a push of a button, I found that these shades made my life easier in ways I have never dreamed off. That being said, if you are considering whether you should install motorized wifi window shades, here’s how they can greatly benefit you, your family and your home.

They Are Safe for Kids and Pets

Kids love to play with things they’re not supposed to, which is why every conscious parent tries to make their home as kid-proof as possible. And the presence of blind cords can lead to accidental strangulation. So, by going for motorized blinds which lack cords, you don’t have to worry about keeping them out of reach. Even if you’re not a parent, motorized blinds can be a safer alternative for pets. Since pets are just as curious as children, they also face the danger of a blind cord wrapping around their neck and strangling them.

They Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient

The fact that they can be operated by a home automation device such as Amazon’s Echo (Alexa), Google Home, or Apple’s HomePod (Siri), means that you can create a schedule for your blinds. In other words, you can schedule your shades to open or close at specific times in the day. For instance, your blinds will close during the hottest part of the day, thus helping to cool down your home in the summer. Similarly, you can choose to have them open up in the winter to maximise the amount of warmth your home gains. Either way, you are helping your home save valuable energy which can reduce your electricity costs.

They Can Scare Off Would-Be Burglars

By setting up a schedule or remotely controlling your wifi window shades, you can make it look as though you’re at home, even if you’re currently away. As a result, this can fool potential burglars into thinking that your home is occupied. With that being said, motorized blinds can allow you to leave on long vacations without worrying that your home will get targeted by criminals.