Top Five Benefits of Motorized Shades (And 3 Downsides)

Stop me if you’ve never heard this before. There are many benefits to using motorized shades to automate your home.

I know, you've heard it all. However, few people seem to touch upon the disadvantages of motorized shades. We’re going to bring you both with five benefits and three downsides of motorized shades.

Increased privacy and security

Is your bathroom too close to your neighbors? Set your shades to lower when you enter the bathroom and rise again as you leave. You can even automatically lower your shades before you hit the hay so you can go to sleep in privacy.

If you’re looking for more piece of mind when you’re away, you can make it look like someone is home, even when you’re not. Set your shades to go up and down throughout the day to simulate presence. Perfect for when you’re on holidays, trips, or simply out at work for the day.

Increased productivity

You have a lot on your plate, don’t you?

Free up some time by having your shades automatically adjust to your preferences throughout the day so you can focus on the more important things.

Your home should work for you, not the other way around.

Wake up to sunshine

Who wouldn't want to wake up naturally to sunshine and ditch the annoying, heart-wrenching alarm clock?

Instead, let the sun warm up the room before you leave your cozy bed. Set your shades to open when you want to, or automate them based on when the sun rises.

Want to wake up to refreshing sunshine and go to sleep in relaxing darkness?

Learn more about how AXIS Gear can transform your window blinds into smart blinds and automate the sun:

Decrease your energy consumption

Automated window shades lower to keep the cold out and raise to let the sun in. In the winter, this warms your home so you spend less on heating. On hot summer days, you can do the opposite to reduce the need for air conditioning.

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Maximum comfort

Picture yourself coming home each evening to the comfort of a home with the perfect temperature and lighting conditions – no monitor glare, sun in your eyes or ever being too hot or too cold in your own home.

Imagine turning on your awesome flat-screen (or maybe even 3D?) TV to watch the latest critically acclaimed drama with a loved one and having your window shades automated to lower, creating the perfect at home theatre experience.

Never have to worry about being uncomfortable in your own home again.

Disadvantages of motorized blinds

Although there are an endless amount of benefits to motorized shades, there are also downsides that are not often mentioned. So… let’s be straight up: it can be crazy expensive and complicated to get motorized shades installed.

Also - If you didn’t choose to motorize your shades at the start, there is no simple and cost-effective way to motorize them after-the-fact. You will have to purchase a brand new set of shades for your entire home in order to experience the benefits of motorized shades.

So to sum things up. Motorized shades:

✔️ Increase privacy and security
✔️ Increase productivity
✔️ Allow you to wake up to sunshine
✔️ Decrease energy consumption
✔️ Optimize comfort


❌ Are crazy expensive
❌ Complicated to install
❌ Require you to throw out your old shades

Find out how you can motorize the shades you already own and love, install and set them up all by yourself, and for half the price of traditional motorized shades:

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