For many years, Elite Media Solutions has been a leader in the A/V scene, but did you know we also sell and install automated window treatments such as motorized shades and draperies? Automated window treatments are visually appealing and come in a variety of styles, such as:
- Roller Shades
- Roman Shades
- Honeycomb Shades
The increasing popularity of smartphones and tablets as automation controllers, along with greater choices in fabrics and power options are making automated (also known as motorized) shades and draperies more popular than ever. All this is great, but perhaps the most important new advancement pertains to installing shades in existing homes.
Not long ago, adding automated window treatments to an existing home meant a messy and expensive installation because low-voltage wire needed to added inside finished walls. For today’s homeowner, this is no longer a concern thanks to some clever engineering. For instance, manufacturer QMotion has developed a shading line that is battery-powered. The batteries are commercial-grade D cells, and last between 3 and 5 years depending on usage. The QMotion shades are a fantastic option for anyone with a window! Installation costs are much lower thanks to this technology.
Sure, it looks cool when window treatments move at the touch of a button from your smartphone, but don’t forget significant benefits such as:
- Protect furniture, rugs, and artwork from the sun’s harmful rays
- Enhance security by using automatic settings to open and close window treatments, or just change them remotely
- Great for large or hard to reach windows
- Control views outside your home
- Absence of cables or cords – safer for kids and pets, and adds a sleek appearance
- Energy Management – help control the temperature inside your home
- Pre-set options so shades open at a specified time in the morning, or close at night-time along with your lighting, etc.
Of course, the pros at Elite Media can integrate your window treatments to work in conjunction with your smart home control system, so that your lighting, shades, and audio-visual systems can function together from your iPhone, iPad, or Android device in most cases. Other control options exist as well, such as advanced remote controls.
We can easily work with you and/or your designer, so you get the look you want for your home or office. When you are looking for automated shades or motorized draperies, whether you live near Boston, the Back Bay, Weston, Natick, Wellesley, Wayland, Dover, Sherborn, Hingham, Norfolk, Medfield, or on Cape Cod, just call us at (781) 237-2929 to schedule a consultation.
Click here to see a video of automated shades in action! This preview is approved for all audiences. Please don’t tell anyone how it ends…