September 13, 2017 2 min read

Shades give you privacy. They let you control the amount of light and heat that come into a room. Yet, what if you didn’t have to lift and lower them by hand? What if your blinds knew when to open and when to shut, how far to rise and how far to close? With intelligent motorized shades from Hunter Douglas window treatments, you’ll never again have to worry about fiddling with annoying strings.

What’s the Big Deal About Automated Shades?

There are smart refrigerators, smart thermostats, and smart garage sprinklers—and now there are smart window treatments: programmable blinds that open and close according to pre-planned schedules and remote controls. Do you really need shades that move on their own? You do if you want security, privacy, convenience, and efficiency. Here are some of the top reasons to upgrade your window treatments:

Reason #1: Ultimate Convenience

Hunter Douglas blinds with Powerview Motorization give you maximum control with minimal effort. Want a side of sunlight with your alarm clock? Program PowerView to raise your bedroom shades every morning at 6 or 7 o’clock so you can get a healthy dose of natural light every time you wake up. Even better, you can coordinate your shades with local sunrise and sunset times, so you don’t have to fiddle with the schedule every few weeks.

Reason #2: Beauty at Your Fingertips

Hunter Douglas smart blinds let you create a unique, personalized “scene” in each room. Raise or lower the blinds to whatever height provides the best view. No matter where you are in the world, you can create customized lighting effects with the simple, intuitive PowerView App. Use the stylish and ergonomically designed “pebble” remote control or scene controller to set the mood from inside the home. Adjust each shade separately or up to six groups of window treatments at a time. Beauty never came easier.

Reason #3: Cost-Efficient Window Treatments

In the long run, motorized shades are more cost-effective than their manual counterparts. Used wisely, they can cut down your heating and cooling costs. That’s because you don’t have to be home 24/7 in order to regulate your home’s heat level. Pre-program your shades to let sunlight in when you need extra warmth and keep it out when you want to cool down the house. You can also protect valuable furniture from the harsh effects of summer sun by closing your shades at midday, even if you’re a thousand miles away.

Reason #4: On-Demand Privacy, Full-Time Security

Don’t want people to know you’re away on a business trip or pleasure cruise? Don’t want lookie-loos seeing inside your house at night when you’re not home? Want to close the blinds quickly without running to the window? Intelligent shades give you on-demand privacy and round-the-clock security at the flick of a switch (or a swipe of your phone). You can also use the app to check up on your blinds and make certain they’re open or closed.

Get Your Hands on the Latest Motorized Shades

Want motorized shades that do all the hard work for you? JC Licht carries all the latest Hunter Douglas intelligent shades. Drop by one of our many locations to speak with our in-house design consultants or see our extensive selection of window treatments.

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