Motorized window treatments may perform the same purpose of traditional window blinds but these blinds have added functions that make them a valuable addition to your home’s interior design. From safety and privacy to increasing the value of your home, read on for all eight benefits of adding a motorized system in your home.

Optimal Safety For Children And Pets With Cordless Design 

When it comes to children’s safety, motorized window blinds give parents a peace of mind.

Motorized window blinds act as a cordless system, eliminating the risk of suffocation and making them the safest option for parents and pet owners. 

Motorized options are perfect to place in rooms that children and pets often frequent and window coverings are accessible like bedrooms and living rooms.

Boosts Home Efficiency 

Motorized window treatments can boost the efficiency in your home through insulation and light control. 

By being able to have them open and close on an automated schedule they offer maximum lighting efficiency and insulation properties during the cold Calgary winters. These factors help lower your energy bill.

Protects The Interior Of Your Home From The Sun 

Direct sun exposure can cause discolouration, fading and irreversible damage to furniture and decor items in your home. Motorized window coverings can help protect your valuables through automated programming that control how much light enters the room and when.

Automation Adds Security While You’re Away

The classic method of home security and window coverings is generally just closing them when you are away to prevent passerby from peering in. Motorized systems offer a far more beneficial approach than just keeping everything closed. By programming them to operate automatically throughout the day, you can make it look like someone is home even if you are thousands of kilometres away, making it more of a deterrent to thieves than any other window coverings.

Increase The value Of Your Home 

At Skyview Blinds & Shades, we can build and install custom motorized blinds and shades, resulting in perfectly covered windows that add instant value to your home. 

First through having professionally designed and installed blinds instead of just store bought which stand out to potential buyers. And second, with the addition of smart home automation as it is growing in popularity, a lot of potential buyers are looking for a smart home system or have plans of implementing one. 

Motorized Window Blinds will make your home memorable to potential buyers, thereby increasing the chance of a sale.

Varied Control Options 

Motorized window coverings are operated in a number of ways. 

You can control your motorized blinds with either a wall-mounted wireless switch, a remote control or an app.

There are different apps you can use to control your motorized blinds, including Somfy’s myLink, an app specifically designed for the purpose. Integration with other smart home apps is also an option, allowing you to easily control them from there. Integration with Amazon Alex or Google Assistant also means you can simply use voice commands to control your motorized blinds.

You can also set automation options for the blinds to work in accordance to how the sun hits your room, allowing you to never have to get up to adjust them again. 

Push-button control also makes it easy for parents to control the window coverings when they are busy, and are a safe option for children to open and close them without having to use any type of manual cords, especially in hard to reach spaces like behind a couch.

Integration With Smart Home Systems 

Unlike standard window coverings, motorized window blinds can function independently and seamlessly with other smart home systems, improving household efficiency.

The integration with third-party control systems means you can set your motorized window blinds to work alongside automated lights, thermostat controls and more. These systems will work together to help reduce the energy consumption according to the time of day, the weather, and the temperature inside your home.


Having big windows in bedrooms and bathrooms is aesthetically pleasing and lets in plenty of natural light, but privacy is a concern. Motorized window blinds make having large windows in these private spaces easier. 

You can quickly adjust the blinds when needed and are able to program them to be open during the day and have the blinds automatically close at night.

Another plus of having a motorized window coverings system in your bedroom is the opportunity to improve your sleep quality and wake up peacefully. 

Selecting motorized window blinds with maximum light-blocking opacity will help your bedroom be as dark as possible, to improve quality of sleep. Then, setting your motorized window blinds to gradually open in the morning will wake you up slowly and naturally rather than abruptly.

If you’re ready to upgrade your window treatments to a custom motorized system then come visit us at Skyview Blinds & Shades for a free quote.