Choosing the right control system for your window blinds

What are window blinds?

Window blinds are shading devices used to cover home windows from excess sunlight or nosey neighbors’ gaze and are made of several long horizontal or vertical slats made of various types of hard materials such as woods, plastics or even metals that are held together by cords that run through them. There are so many types of window blinds. Examples are; roller blinds, wood blinds, roman blinds just to mention but a few.

They can be controlled either manually or automatically by using the motors that are controlled by a remote controller or a phone app.

What should be considered when buying a blinds controller?

Durability of the motor

When considering which motors to buy, check the warranty of the motors to make sure you go for the one that covers you as you wish to be covered. Some companies will offer you products whose warranties do no cover all the parts while others will offer you products whose warranties are complete but with a much more limited time. Chose motors with complete warranty of 3-5 years.

Window treatments the motor is compatible with

Before buying your motors to use on your blinders, verify whether they’re compatible with all your window treatments. This will save you both time and money that you will be spending going to visit the customer care on regular basis.

The remotes and apps that will integrate with the motor

Motors that control the blinders can be controlled by remotes and phone apps. This means that you could still shut your blinders when you are away from home or on your way to the airport. Make sure you check whether those motors can be controlled from your phone apps or remotes before making any purchase. Also make sure that the apps and the motors are compatible and can work smoothly. And just as you made sure that your motors have good warranty, do the same for your remote.

How the motors are powered

The motors available are powered by different energy sources such as battery, solar energy, and plug-ins or connected directly to the electricity supply in your house. You can therefore choose which one best suits your needs.