Child Safety and Style Come Together Beautifully With Sunshade Electric Roller Blinds
Child safety and style come together beautifully through timeless, fully functional window treatments. With limited or no cords exposed and durable materials that resist ripping, high-quality roller shades minimize risks of tripping and strangulation.
Powered by power over ethernet (PoE), these smart blinds require no hub to work with voice assistants like Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Create your Blynk template following the shared images or video and add the source code provided for ESP8266 to connect to your Wi-Fi.
For those looking for a smarter upgrade than just replacing their existing blinds, some companies provide options that motorize and automate the shade itself. Levolor offers a 24 x 36 inch set that works with the same smart home hub you use with their Caseta dimmers and switches to allow control via voice commands (Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa) and Apple HomeKit. It can also follow the sun and automatically adjust the slats to regulate the amount of light entering a room. However, these features come at a cost: a kit including the hub and a complete blackout set of motorized blinds costs between $500 and $700.
Another option is Hunter Douglas’s Designer Roller Shades. Available in over 400 fabric selections, they can be paired with a variety of inventive closure systems like LiteRise that lifts the shade up or down using a bottom rail and is cord-free for safe operation. They can be automated with PowerView and include a wide range of operating upgrades such as the ability to set a timer or to adapt to the sunlight throughout the day. They can even be paired with innovative cellular shades, like Sonnette Cellular Roller Shades that combine the style of a traditional roller shade with the insulating benefits of a honeycomb shade.
For those who prefer a plug-in solution, IKEA’s FYRTUR blackout roller shades are a good choice. They’re affordable, work with standard window sizes and have several color options. They can be controlled by the TRADFRI gateway or by IKEA’s Home smart app and are compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, HomeKit and other leading home automation systems.
With smart blinds, you can control them Sunshade Electric Roller Blind from an app, set schedules and automations, or even add them to your home automation system (like Google Home, Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, IFTTT, and Siri Shortcuts). You can also choose to retrofit your existing blinds with a motorized lift and remote control, so they’re automatically opened when you wake up, or closed when it’s time for bed.
If you’re looking for a more traditional-looking smart window treatment, check out IKEA’s TREDANSEN blackout shades. Made from a durable, energy-efficient cellular fabric, they’re available in several pre-sized options to cover most standard windows. They feature a clean, minimal design and help curb harsh UV rays, with adjustable layered sheer and solid fabric bands to customize light and privacy. They operate using a smart wireless remote and rechargeable battery, with HomeKit integration requiring the purchase of IKEA’s TRADFRI gateway.
Levolor offers a wide range of motorization options for its cellular shades, roller shades and natural woven shades, including full smart home compatibility and an InMotion Sunshade Electric Roller Blind app. You can use the app to create automated schedules or voice commands, and you can set your shades to move in near-perfect unison based on sunlight position and movement throughout the day. You can also add a 15-channel remote to control your shades manually, and you can upgrade to Levolor’s Serena smart blinds that connect to the Home app and support voice command integration and smart home integration via an IR/IF blaster, like the Broadlink RM4 Pro.
Shades can cut down on heat and light entering a room and prevent harmful UV rays from damaging your furniture, artwork, carpet and hardwood floors. Some shades, such as cellular shades, also have an insulation value that helps keep your home cool.
The newest smart shades on the market are designed to be more energy efficient than ever before, reducing glare and providing UV protection without compromising privacy. One example is the Powershades TruePoE motorized shades, which are hardwired and powered through your home Wi-Fi network, avoiding the need for batteries or an AC adapter.
Other shades, such as the Levolor Motorized Room Darkening Shades, are able to reduce heat and light from entering your home by blocking it with a sunscreen fabric that allows you to control how much of the sun’s rays you let in. They can be controlled via the mobile app, voice commands and through a connected smart speaker.
If you’re looking for an even more streamlined option, consider the Eve MotionBlinds by Somfy. These motorized shades are compatible with Apple HomeKit and can be controlled by your smartphone or other smart speaker through a free app. They have a sleek look and come in several colors, fabrics and opacities. They’re available as plug-in or battery-powered and have a long lifespan of up to six months per charge.
We offer a range of Child Safe Blinds and Shades that are designed without the use of looped cords for operation. These include a Traditional Spring Roller and our Perfect Fit range which are a great solution for domestic situations as they don’t have cords or chains visible. Our Pleated Perfect Fit and Tensioned blinds also offer a modern finish with a simple to operate safe control option. For those looking for a completely cordless system we have the Travelling Wand option which eliminates the need for pull cords and is a safer choice for children and pets.
If you already own an existing roller shade, making it child safe is a quick and easy process. Simply purchase a chain break connector from your local hardware store, and install this on the inner cords that connect the slats. Alternatively, a bead cord stop can be purchased to prevent your bead chain from being pulled too far, these are also available at our showrooms.
Motorisation is another child safe option, we can supply a full range of Mains and Battery powered motorisation for all of our products. This includes a wide range of Roller, Roman, Venetian and Pleated blinds. We also offer a comprehensive Somfy Connexoon system which allows you to connect and control your blinds with a Smartphone or Tablet via Wi-Fi.