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Want to know more about motor powered blinds? Read this guide

Smart technology is increasing in popularity in the UK, as home owners attempt to curb their energy use and try sustainable solutions to

One easy way of smart-powering your home is by installing motor powered blinds: not only can they help reduce energy usage, but they can even help protect your wood floors and furnishings from sun damage. Powered blinds also add an extra security measure to your home if you’re often travelling and leaving your property unoccupied.

In this guide, we’re going to go over everything you might want to know about powered blinds - what they cost, how to use them, and how they can kick start a smart revolution in your very own home!

What are powered blinds?

Powered blinds refer to blinds and curtains that operate via a remote control or switch. Put simply, you don’t need to manually open, close, or adjust your blinds: you can do so via a traditional remote control, voice control, a wall switch, or even an app in your phone.

What are the benefits of using powered blinds?

So, how do powered blinds make your home smarter, more energy-efficient, and safer? Here are just some benefits you can enjoy with this smart technology:

Enhanced security

As we alluded to above, powered blinds can offer an effective additional security measure for your home. If you’re often absent from your property due to work or frequent travel, you can schedule a time each day for your motorised blinds to close or open - even if you’re not in the country! Some smart blinds will even come with an online app that allows you to open and close your blinds from anywhere in the world, without the need for a pre-planned schedule.

Energy efficiency

Both the energy crisis and the climate crisis have compelled homeowners to consider new ways to conserve energy in their property. With smart blinds, you’ll be able to heat and light your home in a way that both brings down your utility bills while also providing better control over your home’s insulation. But how? 

It’s simple - you just need to schedule your blinds to open and close according to the temperature and the time of day. For example, in rooms that are sun-facing, you might want to schedule your blinds to close during the hottest part of the day during the summer; this can help conserve a cool temperature, and prevents you from having to hike up your air conditioning or keep a fan running constantly. 

Similarly, during the colder months, you can schedule your blinds to open during the warmest parts of the day, so that you don’t need to rely on your central heating system when things get chilly.


Aside from enhancing security and making your home energy efficient, smart blinds can also improve home accessibility for those who are not able-bodied, or those who are elderly. By being able to open and close blinds without having to get up and adjust them manually, smart technology helps to simplify what can often be a difficult task for those with physical disabilities.

Increase home value

Another benefit to installing powered blinds is that they can increase the value of your property. Recent studies even revealed that over 50% of Brits would be willing to pay more for a property if it came equipped with smart technology.

How do powered blinds work?

Powered blinds can either be powered by batteries, or be hooked up to a property’s electrical system. If your blinds are smart-technology-compatible, you’ll even be able to control them via a mobile phone app.

How are powered blinds installed?

When you buy powered blinds, you’ll usually be offered the option of paying an additional cost for a professional installation service (although some providers may offer this for free if your purchase surpasses a certain price.) 

That being said, smart technology makes it easier than ever to install powered blinds yourself at home. If you have experience installing smart equipment, you might find it more economical to put the blinds up yourself. 

However, if you’re installing powered blinds at height (such as over a ceiling window) it might be a good idea to hire an installation expert to install the blinds safely.

Powered Blinds Henley

If you’re interested in kickstarting a smart revolution in your home, Smart Blinds offers a comprehensive range of powered blinds, shutters and awnings that will both beautify and simplify your home. For a consultation on powered blinds Henley, give us a call on 01189 509449 or send us an email at

published on November 29, 2022

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