What Is a Smart Shade and What Can I Do With It?

A smart shade is typically a window shade with some style of wireless communication (i.e. Z-Wave, Bluetooth, or WiFi) built-in. This wireless communication gives you and your shades new monitoring and control functionality beyond that of traditional shades.


Using Your Smart Shades:

With the added wireless capabilities of your smart shades, you can remotely adjust your home’s window coverings with the tap of a button in your mobile device; the perfect solution for adjusting the natural lighting within your home. You can view the activity of your shades anytime within the app to know when they were opened or closed. Smart shades, however, really shine when you utilize Scenes, Schedules, and Automations to add ease and convenience to your everyday routines. Ideas for automating your smart shades could include:

  • Open your bedroom shades at 8am
  • Set your living room shades to close when you activate your Movie Scene
  • Open or close your shade with your voice using Google or Alexa

Smart shades give you the ultimate control over your home’s lighting and privacy needs. Smart shades may require property manager approval. If you have any questions about smart shades, please feel free to contact us anytime; our information is listed below.