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7 Times You’ll Use Motorized Shades in a Day

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How Custom Roller Shades Combine Style & Smart Technology

You might not think much of roller shades, but they’ve come a long way in history! Decorative cloth and paper roller shades first appeared in 17th-century Holland, but it wasn’t until 1858 that a New York factory would begin mass-producing window shades  

Window blinds stayed relatively the same for more than a century until the 1980s, with the new concept of a “smart house.” Today, brands like Hunter Douglas and PowerShades produce sleek and stylish custom roller shades you can automate in one tap of a button with systems like Control4 and Crestron 

Our clients in Davenport, IA, love the convenience that smart blinds provide. Upgrading to motorized blinds is like going from hand-washing dishes to owning a dishwasherOnce you experience the difference, you’ll never go back to regular blinds.  

But you may be wondering, “Are motorized shades really necessary? We share below seven helpful ways smart shades will enhance your daily routine.  

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3 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Do With a Fully Automated Home

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As an independent Control4 dealer in Des Moines, IA, smart home technology is our bread and butter. We know how to build sophisticated, stylish systems that merge lighting, audio, and security.

 

But what makes a fully automated home? Maybe you own an Alexa voice assistant speaker and a Ring video doorbell that connects to your phone. That’s great, but you can achieve so much more with a “level three” smart home.

 

If you’re new to home automation, get ready to be in awe of your own home. Read on to see the unexpected ways Control4 can enhance daily life.

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Are You Ready for A Level 3 Smart Home?

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What is Level 3 Home Control? Find Out What Makes a Complete Smart System

There are many shades of smart home control. Earlier this year, we asked our readers, “What is your smart home control level?” Some folks only dip their toes into smart technology with one or two devices like a Nest thermostat or Amazon Echo—level one. A next step up, at level two, might mean someone dabbles with a surveillance camera, maybe adds whole home audio to their house, or installs smart lighting. But that’s still not a fully integrated, comprehensive smart home.

That brings us to level three. What makes a ‘real’ smart home? We share the answer below so you can get inspired for home control in your Iowa City, IA property.

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The Most Common (and Avoidable) Home Theater Problem

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Is This Easy-to-Fix Issue Impacting Your Home Theater Installation?

Lights, camera, action! It’s time to start enjoying your favorite movies and shows in a custom home theater installation.

But if you’re like many Cedar Rapids, IA homeowners, you may not be getting the optimal experience.

And it’s often because of a simple, easy-to-fix problem that can quickly go overlooked.

What’s keeping your theater from looking its best? This blog will show you.

If you’re interested in learning about one of the most common problems facing home theater owners – and how to fix it – all you have to do is keep reading.

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