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Remember watching movies as a kid when the star would swagger into his penthouse and, with the touch of a button, the shades would roll up or the lights would dim? The technology for automated shades and lights has been around for a while, but it’s starting to make its way more and more into residential homes. It’s time to picture yourself as the star coming home to convenient automation. 


Why choose automated shades and lights? 

We’ve been making aesthetic automation installations for the last couple of decades. And while the benefits of choosing automated shades and lighting really come into play with larger homes, you can customize as needed for any size home. So, if you’re still thinking about adding these to your home, here’s why we think you should go for it: 


Clean up wall clutter

Lighting switches and blind hardware might not bother you, but the more lights you add to a room and the more windows you have, the more cluttered your wall becomes. With automated shades and lights, we can install a single keypad to replace your many switches. Not to mention that automated shades are often much sleeker than their manual counterparts. 


Remote and easy control 

That keypad we mentioned? We can also integrate it with your smartphone so you can control your blinds and lights from anywhere inside or outside your home. Don’t want to get out of bed to turn off your lights and lower the blinds? Done. About to board your plane, but forgot to leave a safety light on in the hallway? Easy. You can also set ‘scenes’ with your blinds and lights to go on, off, up, or down at certain times of the day. 


Safe and efficient 

Automated shades don’t need cords to work so they reduce the risk of entanglement that traditional blinds pose for kids and pets. Automated lights, on the other hand, are easy to schedule for sunset or integration with motion control sensors so you can keep your property well-lit no matter what time you’re coming and going. 

Both automations make your home more efficient as well. Not only do these shades add money-saving insulation to your home (hello lower heating bill), but they also give you more control. You can set lighting and shade schedules to work around natural light to save you money in the long run. 


Start your planning early 

At Stereo Planet, we love to work from the ground up on projects. Whether you’re custom building a new home or renovating your current one, it’s never too early to start planning. When we get in during the pre-build or pre-renovation design phase, you’ll end up with a more streamlined and custom solution for your automated shades and lights. The “Well-Lit Lodge” is the perfect case study to get some inspiration for your own home. 


Whole-home automation expertise

Automation is no longer only for the movies or A-listers. Anyone can integrate automated shades, lights, and other smart home features into their home. If you’ve got the vision for your home, we can make it happen. Let’s talk

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