There is now a host of different options open to those looking to control blinds remotely, and there is high compatibility with the latest voice assistants including Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri via Apple HomeKit.


However, smart blinds aren’t always easy to install in your home or office. For the best results, partner with a company that has experience finding the right products, measuring your windows, and installing the shades according to your specifications.


Let’s look at some options for getting started with smart window shades.

Check Your Molding Before Your Order

Measuring your windows and deciding on mounting inside or outside the trim around your window are basic steps before you order. But one thing many people forget is to check the window molding. Make sure the molding is solid enough to handle the screws and any other equipment.


Decide which products can integrate with any automated system you already have in place. For instance, your smart window shades may be able to work in conjunction with your lights, thermostats or voice control device. Some products may not be compatible with your system.

Maximize Your Natural Lighting

You may have dozens of windows all over your house, but you will want to use connected shades where they allow the most light in the room. Choose a wide open space with tons of natural light. The automated shades will complement the space and make it feel even more open.

Add Remote Control to Your Automated Shades

A big reason why homeowners invest in smart shades is remote control. You can open or close them without touching the product. That means shade automation is perfect for out-of-reach or large windows.

Set Aside Plenty of Time for Installation

Working with Bravas professionals, your installation will still take some time to complete. Between removing the old window treatments, installing the new, syncing them to the app, and setting up voice control, you are looking at a major undertaking. Make sure you give the Bravas team the appropriate time, the space to spread out, and the ability to get the job done right the first time.

Get the Most Out of Your Shades

Once you have smart shades set up in your area, it is easy to use the remote or voice commands to control them. However, many of these devices have other capabilities, like scheduling, and integration with thermostats and lights. Give yourself time to test these features out. Even something as simple as scheduling could change the way you use shades in your home or office.

Business and Home Automation From Bravas

Bravas has programmable automated window shades for both homes and businesses in Minneapolis, MN. We can custom design and install automated window shades anywhere inside a building so you can control your natural light levels.


No matter how simple or complex you want your system to be, we can help you achieve the look you’re going for from start to finish. To schedule an installation with one of our technicians, contact us at 651-641-1376, or you can message us on our contact page.


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