One product category that comes to mind when thinking of a smart home are smart blinds and shades. Having the ability to automate the opening and closing of your blinds or shades to help you save money on your energy bill and provide privacy when needed is a feature many want but can't easily set up. It takes time and money to find the right provider with the automation capabilities and design elements you need for your home. One company that we know who can pull this off for you is Creatron. They launched a new battery-powered smart shades which are easy to use and can match the look you want in your smart home.
Who is Crestron Electronics? They are a global leader in home automation technology who recently announced the expansion of their custom shade portfolio with the addition of Crestron Battery-Powered Shades, offering homeowners an elegant shading solution that natively integrates with the Crestron Home platform for a simple yet sophisticated home shading experience that works wholly in concert with other smart home endpoints throughout the home. Crestron’s shading portfolio now includes wired, wireless, and battery-powered options giving homeowners the ability to have intelligent shading solutions integrated into almost any space, meaning dealers will never have to rely on multiple manufacturers to outfit a home, whether for a new build or a retrofit.
Motorized shading has long carried challenges with cross-manufacturer integration that limits homeowner control. Crestron’s portfolio of shading options changes that by offering a holistic hardware and software ecosystem that goes far beyond the superficial control provided by mismatched systems. At the touch of a button, homeowners can configure, schedule, or execute a shading scene that synchronizes shading throughout the house with other Crestron Home solutions, the Horizon® Thermostat, and third-party extensions to optimize comfort and security.
Control Crestron battery powered shades with mobile app on your smartphone.Crestron
As part of the native integration with Crestron Home, battery life will be intelligently calculated to proactively notify the homeowner when they need to replace the battery. Though discretely tucked in the fascia, the uniquely Crestron-designed battery cartridge swings downward to make replacement easy. The battery can be replaced like most consumer devices, and the shades can be snapped back into place, with no disassembly required. Whisper-quiet and energy-efficient QMT® motors bring great indoor range and performance.
“Battery-Powered Shades represent an important milestone for the Crestron Home platform, we are now able to offer a complete solution that meets all the needs of homeowners. Dealers no longer have to piecemeal a system together if there is a window located in an awkward location where wires can’t be run. The robust control options within Crestron Home coupled with our new fabric options make our entire shading portfolio an incredibly attractive solution for dealers and homeowners alike,” said John Clancy, Executive Vice President, Residential, Crestron.
Ensuring customers, dealers, and designers never have to compromise on style, an updated and exhaustive collection of over 400 fabrics including 240 new designer-lead fabric choices affords a luxurious level of design and customization that can’t be met by other solutions on the market. Contained within Crestron’s new design book collection, these fabrics and Crestron’s custom-color match policy further improve customer choice. Battery-Powered Shades are available with both Architectural and Décor brackets.
With a three-year battery life and limited lifetime warranty on the motors, Crestron Battery-Powered Shades will start shipping in December. Crestron will be hosting a webinar on December 8, 2021 to offer greater detail on this new product offering and how dealers can prepare to add it to their portfolio. Crestron dealers can register here.
If in the market for smart shades to add to your smart home, Crestron has a solution for you which we recommend you consider. Take a look by visiting Crestron's website to learn more about their new battery=powered smart shades. You can also visit The GearBrain, our compatibility find engine for smart devices to see if any of the smart devices you currently own will work with Crestron.
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