Home Automation

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Home Automation in Philadelphia, PA and surrounding regions is becoming the new standard for home management for a multitude of reasons, and Allure Window Treatments is an involved proponent. Convenience, energy efficiency, and safety advantages are no longer a luxury, but a right of passage for the homeowner and residents of the technology age. While thermostats, security systems, appliances, lighting and media are integrated and being controlled by a hand-held smart device or remote control, Allure Window Treatments is adding motorized window shades to the mix!

Allure can help you design the right system to fit your needs. We are a Hunter Douglas Showcase dealer and the only authorized Somfy dealer in Philadelphia. We also integrate Lutron, Control 4, and other brand systems.

Today there are so many options regarding Home Automation it’s hard to know which way to go. The first step is to identify what is it that you want to control - then keep in mind future expansion. For example, if it’s just the shade that you want to control, Hunter Douglas has the perfect solution for a minimal cost. Additional features like security cameras, lights, TV, HVAC, audio systems, alarms, and more could be part of your system. And for that you would need a “Plan”. These types of designs will require a “brain” like Control 4, Somfy Tahoma, or any other smart home integrators. Although some systems are wireless, wires would need to be run to some points so planning is the best way to keep your cost down.

Motorized window treatments are very sensible and more affordable than ever for residents of a smart home in Philadelphia, PA. Some people feel slightly intimidated by the name “smart home”, like it’s a leap into a foreign, robotic, modern world. But what it truly means is a home which is semi- or fully managed by remote or computerized devices for maximum efficiency and ease.

Residents with skylights, vast window-scapes, and very high stretching windows will receive a huge benefit from a motorized window treatment mechanism by not being encumbered by ladders, stepping stools, or awkward stretch poles. The emerging motors for window treatments are also extremely refined, creating a whisper of sound without a rackety nuisance.

Incorporating window treatments into home automation systems is not only an intelligent choice, but a necessary one for many families. In a world in which families are living together for longer periods of time, diversity within the home is growing. Window treatment motorization guards against tripping and children becoming entangled in the cords. It is especially useful for people with disabilities or elderly people who may find it difficult to reach awkward places and heights, just to open or close a window shade.

Most of the window treatments that Allure carries are motor-compatible and have the ability to be synchronized with an Apple smartphone or I-PAD, including products from the Hunter Douglas lines of Duette and Applause Honeycomb shades, Vignette Modern Roman shades, Designer Screen Shades, Silhouette, Pirouette and Luminette Privacy Sheers and Skyline Gliding Panel Systems. . For your smart home in Philadelphia, PA, motorization is also available for custom draperies and curtains allowing for the maximum in design choices.

Allure loves to collaborate with home and business owners, architects, IT professionals, and designers to ensure exceptionally completed projects. Call us today to discuss your motorization needs for Home Automation in Philadelphia,PA.