Oct. 14, 2020 - Whether it’s appliances, personal devices, or office tools, people are demanding more from their technology. Today’s tech needs to be able to offer convenience, safety, and the ability to interface with other devices on a network.
Window shades have not escaped the smart tech trend. People are seeking solutions to maximize the benefits and sustainability of window shades without breaking the budget. Things like no touch tech, automation, and flexibility are key requirements.
The FlexShade® Recharge is a battery-powered solution designed for today’s smart homes and offices. It installs like a manual shade, with no wiring required, and by adding the optional data hub, the Recharge can provide simple and inexpensive automation for home or small commercial projects.
Here are four ways the Recharge data hub can turn any shade project into a smart project:
Speak to me.
Voice command is becoming ubiquitous in our daily lives. It is convenient, provides a touchless control interface, and—let’s face it—is just cool. The Recharge data hub lets you intuitively control shades with simple voice commands through Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, or Apple HomeKit.
You may already have access to automation through your home or office network. The Recharge data hub provides a high-speed network connection via built-in Wi-Fi or Ethernet cable, ensuring swift, wireless control of your shades.
A fully networked automation solution may be more than is required for small projects. The FlexShade Recharge has a simpler solution: sunrise and sunset detection. The data hub can automatically raise or lower the shades according to timers set up in the app .
Forgot to raise or lower the office shades and now you’re at home? Or you’ve gone on vacation and left the shades in your home open? Don’t worry. There’s an app for that.
With the Automate app you control and program the shades remotely. You can also monitor shades battery levels and shade positions through the app or through smart assistants. The app is available for all Android phones, tablets and iOS devices, including Apple watches and iPads.
Of course the FlexShade Recharge has many other advantages going for it. The rechargeable batteries are built into the motor and can go up to 500 cycles between charges. There’s even an optional solar panel to keep the motors charged without using electricity.
But by adding the data hub, you can bring a new level of smart control to your window shades.
Click here to learn more about the FlexShade Recharge and all the various control options.
By Terry Coffey