Shades Get Smarter with Hunter Douglas PowerView Motorization
Window treatments aren’t one-size-fits-all; Hunter Douglas combines connectivity and customization to suit any smart home.
Pearl River, NY – November 7, 2019 – Hunter Douglas, the world’s leading manufacturer of custom window treatments, connects its shading products and smart technology with PowerView® Motorization to provide light filtering, exterior view, room darkening, and privacy features in every room of the smart home from its portfolio of over 20 unique customizable styles including roller shades, Duette® Honeycomb shades, Vignette® modern roman shades, Luminette® privacy sheers, Design StudioTM drapery, and even shutters.
With PowerView Motorization, homeowners can add automation movement to window treatments throughout the home. When made smart, Hunter Douglas shades, blinds, and more are compatible with a wide range of control devices, including the Hunter Douglas PowerView App and Pebble remote, voice control with Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant, and Siri, as well as professionally installed and do-it-yourself smart home systems including Apple HomeKit, Control4, Crestron, Elan, IFTTT, Logitech Harmony Home, Universal Remote Control, RTI, and Savant.
Hunter Douglas brings unmatched customization, with sizes, shapes, colors, and fabrics to fit any décor. When automated, Hunter Douglas window treatments enhance smart security, comfort, energy savings, and convenience features, whether within smart home scenes or independently. Automated shades can help make a house look occupied or provide privacy once it gets dark; for example, top-down, bottom-up Duette Honeycomb shades can manage both natural light and privacy in the room, while helping to save energy. In a living room, Duette Honeycomb shades with LightLockTM blackout technology can transform the room into a movie-ready theater with a simple button press.
Homeowners can use the PowerView App to operate shades independently on command, or group their Hunter Douglas window treatments and create schedules based on time of day, or sunrise and sunset. The smart shades can also be coordinated with other connected devices including thermostats and lights, security systems, and smart locks integrated in the same smart home platform, as well as scenes that activate automatically with a single voice command or touch of a button. With precise automated control, all smart shades in a home bring a gorgeous design aesthetic to the most discerning of properties, uniquely raising and lowering to the same level— ideal for multi-story locations, or those tricky hard-to-reach skylights.
“Automated shading is primed to be one of the hot smart home trends of 2020,” said Scott Stephenson, director of product management, motorization, at Hunter Douglas. “Design elements and aesthetics drive the decisions for shading as homeowners seek beauty with color, texture, and movement, but the rise in smart homes has made people look around their rooms and think ‘that should be connected, too.’ The security, convenience, comfort, and energy savings that homeowners want from their smart home are amplified when coupled with their home’s window treatments. With Hunter Douglas PowerView Motorization, homeowners can select from over a dozen shading styles with hundreds of colors, textures, and transparency levels without forfeiting the home’s aesthetic or their smart home experience.”
Hunter Douglas PowerView Motorization starts at $299 per shade (depending on the shade style) and the PowerView Hub is $285 U.S. MSRP. Hunter Douglas automated window treatments with PowerView Motorization are available through specialists and home technology professionals. For more information about PowerView Motorization go here.
Learn more about Hunter Douglas visit www.hunterdouglas.com.