Smart blinds integrate with home automation for full control
While home technology may be getting smarter, it's important for all the components to work together.
For instance, window blinds can integrate with the thermostat to manage comfort and energy usage in the home.
At the 2016 International Builders' Show, O’D McKewan, general manager of 3 Blind Mice Window Coverings and automation specialist, discussed the home automation trend and the integration that delivers the most useful systems to the homeowner.
McKewan discussed the growing number of systems combine with Nest to automate shades with a mobile app. "Working with the Nest thermostat, these home system can “learn” to raise or lower your shades at certain times of the day to keep indoor temperatures consistent," he said.
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