Program Your Automated Shades to Raise and Lower Throughout the Day
Home automation has made managing our homes as easy as one touch on an in-wall touchscreen, keypad, and remote. For example, we can lower our shades throughout our home, dim the lights to 50%, and lock our doors simply by pushing the “Evening” button.
But the automated in “home automation” means that our homes no longer need human control. In fact, many of our smart home features, when programmed correctly, operate throughout the day without our conscious recognition, doing their job as we do ours.
One of these smart features is automated shades. Let’s explore how these window coverings transform homes in San Diego, CA.
Set to an Astronomic Time Clock
By programming your home’s latitude and longitude coordinates, your shades automatically adjust throughout the day based on the sun’s changing position, even during Daylight Savings Time.
During the winter, the south-facing shades open to take advantage of the warming sunlight. During the summer, the shades lower, blocking solar heat gain and helping to keep the home cooler and lower energy costs. The rising and setting of the sun are noted, bringing in just enough light while maintaining privacy.
Our certified technicians can discretely install temperature sensors throughout your home. Then, as the climate fluctuates, your blinds will raise or lower to keep a constant temperature throughout your space and limit damage caused by direct sunlight.
Programmed in Advance
We can set daily schedules, programming your shades up to one year in advance, including a holiday schedule. We can program the automated shades to raise and lower in unison or adapt each room to different demands.
For example, all the shades in the home can begin closing by 25% one hour before sunset. Or, if you enjoy the full magnificent San Diego sunsets, we can keep the west-facing shades completely open until the last rays of the sun have ducked behind the horizon. The choice is yours—complete programming of all your shades is at your disposal.
No Hands Control
At Andrus Smart Technologies, we partner with best-in-class brands to deliver high-performance and easy-to-use home automation to our clients. Two of these brands are Lutron and Control4.
Lutron is the world’s leader in lighting and shade control, and Control4 leads the pack in home automation. Combining the two creates unprecedented ease of use once unattainable.
We’ll set scenes that adjust all automated systems, including shades, lighting, entertainment, temperature, and security. Using voice control, simply tell your shades to raise, your lights to dim, your temperature to adjust, and your distributed audio system to begin playing your good morning playlist.
Total Lighting Control
By integrating electric lighting and daylight control, your home automatically retains the perfect amount of light throughout the day. As your shades adjust to the changing position of the sun, so do your lights, keeping the light constant in occupied rooms and turning them off when someone leaves. As a result, you create a beautiful space by maximizing available daylight while minimizing electricity usage.
When integrated with your HVAC system, lighting, shading, and temperature control work seamlessly together to create the perfect home environment.
Are you ready to experience automated living? To learn more about motorized shade and lighting control or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Andrus Smart Technologies today.
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