Motorized shutters in Miramar Beach, FL should be part of the integration of smart technology in your home. Motorized shutters not only give you complete control, no matter where you are or what you are doing, over their operation, but they also add value to your home.
Motorized shutters are manufactured with materials that are resistant to cracking, warping, discoloring, fading, and chipping, so they are one of the most durable window treatments you can have installed in your home.
When you have motorized shutters installed in your home, you can use smart technology to operate them so that you can have abundant natural light in your home throughout the day (closing them, perhaps, during the heat of summer days, to keep your home’s interior cooler) and complete privacy at night.
With smart technology, you can automate when your motorized window shutters open and close, or you can open and close them independently using several different methods including remotes, digital devices, or your voice.
There are a couple of different ways you can have your shutters motorized.
One way that shutters can be motorized is with a battery-powered motor. When you have your shutters motorized this way, you don’t need an electrician for the installation. The batteries for motorized shutters are concealed in the bottom rail. Battery life is quite long, and lasts an average of three to five years, depending on how much use they get.
You can also have your shutters motorized using a plug in an electrical outlet. The plug will come from the top of the shutters where the electric motor is housed.
This works best, however, when the electrical outlook is located very close to the windows where the shutters are installed. If you don’t have electrical outlets nearby, then using the battery-powered motorization is your best option.
You can control the operation of your motorized shutters using several methods.
One method you can use is a wall-mounted remote. Another method you can use is a hand-held remote. Both of these methods require you to be at home where the remotes and shutters are.
However, you can also use your digital devices to operate your home’s motorized shutters, no matter whether you are at home or not. You can also use your smartphone or tablet to schedule when your window shutters should open and close using apps provided by the manufacturer of the motorized shutters.
Having the ability to control your motorized shutters gives you complete control over their operation. If, for example, you and your family have schedule changes that leave your home empty most of the day, you can set up a schedule to have your shutters open and close at different times during the day to give the appearance that someone is home all the time.
This makes your home less vulnerable while you’re away and can give you and your family more security and peace of mind when your schedules often change or suddenly get hectic.
If you already have smart technology in your home, you can easily integrate your motorized shutters with other smart devices in your home including lighting, security systems, and thermostats. For example, you can set up an automatic schedule that turns on your lights when your motorized shutters are closed and turns off your lights when they are open.
Motorized shutters are not just convenient, but they are also a way to boost the efficiency (energy and otherwise) of your home. They offer many advantages that you will be surprised you were able to live without before.
If you’d like to learn more about motorized shutters in Miramar Beach, FL, you can speak with our experienced staff at McNeill Palm.