Intelligent Smart Home Blinds Window Shades

Getting Started With
“Smart Home” or “Intelligent Home” Blinds and Shades

smart home window blindsWith the latest technologies in “smart homes” or “intelligent homes” (sometimes called “The Internet of Things”) – your window treatments can open & close automatically, adjusting for the perfect balance of light and privacy – morning, noon and night!

Depending upon the system you choose, your blinds and shades can even integrate with your thermostat to open or close your shades as the temperature in the room rises or drops.

You can also coordinate your shades or blind with your lighting – to turn on lights and when you close the shades, or turn off lights when you open them!

And, of course, you can also control your window shades and blinds with voice commands using your Amazon Echo (Alexa) Google Home Assistant, or other voice compatible system.

How to Make Your Shades & Blinds “Smart” or “Intelligent”:

Step 1: Install a Smart Home Compatible Blind & Shade Motorization System

To begin with, you will need motorized blinds and/or shades that have the capability to “interact” or “communicate” with your Smart Home System. We recommend Hunter Douglas PowerView® Motorization, because it communicates with every major Smart Home System including Nest, Amazon Echo (Alexa), Google Home and more.

Keep in mind that Hunter Douglas PowerView® motorized blinds and shades can be operated using a remote control, or an iPhone, iPad or other smartphone or tablet, without a smart home system. However, the Hunter Douglas PowerView® motorization also integrates beautifully with intelligent home systems. (Click Here to Read More About Hunter Douglas PowerView®)

Step 2: Set Up Your Powerview® Hub

Next you will need to set up your Hunter Douglas Powerview Hub. The PowerView® Hub is a separate device that interacts with the PowerView App to allow control of Hunter Douglas motorized window coverings from mobile devices. The Powerview Hub is also needed to integrate the motorization with your home automation system. (This is done via an RS-232 serial connection or IP.)

Step 3: Integrate Your Compatible Smart Home System

Finally, you need to integrate your compatible Smart Home System – so that it “communicates” with your motorization system through your Powerview® Hub.

As of January 2017, Hunter Douglas PowerView® is compatible with the following Smart Home systems:
Amazon Echo / Alexa
Google Assistant / Google Home
Most IFTTT Devices
Logitech Harmony Home
Savant Systems
Universal Remote Control (URC) Total Control System
ELAN Home Systems
Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI)
Crestron® SIMPL

Note that some of these systems integrate more seamlessly than others with Hunter Douglas PowerView® motorized blinds and shades. While “Nest” is virtually “plug and go,” others systems may require you to download certain drivers. 

Another reason we recommend Hunter Douglas PowerView® motorized blinds and shades for smart Home use is the excellent online documentation and technical support they offer our customers when setting up their PowerView® Hub to work with compatible Smart Home systems.

We Sell Smart Home Compatible Blind & Shade Motorization

We are a licensed Hunter Douglas dealer and can design and install custom PowerView® motorized blinds and shades in your Calabasas, Malibu, Agoura, Westlake Village or Ventura County home. If you are ready to take your home to the next level – with Intelligent Home motorized blinds and shades – call our experts today. 

Pacific Avenue
Oxnard, CA 93033
31316 Via Colinas
Westlake Village, CA 91362