Advances in technology have made home automation an affordable solution today, making it accessible to a greater number of Australians.

The advent of personal assistant devices in the market has made integrated solutions such as Luxaflex® PowerView Motorisation part of a wave of smart home technologies in Australia.

According to Jenny Brown, National Marketing Manager of Luxaflex Window Fashions, home automation is now able to do much more than personalise heating and lighting systems; homeowners now have ultimate control to manage shading, energy efficiency and privacy in their home, which can actively reduce energy consumption and amp up security.

For instance, Aussies can schedule their blinds to close when the windows need to be covered to provide maximum insulation, such as just prior to sunset in winter to help prevent heat loss. Luxaflex’s Duette Architella Ménage shades will have double the impact, as independent modelling has shown that these window coverings can reduce an average home’s heating costs by up to 49 per cent.

Even individual window coverings can be controlled at the touch of a button with a selection of stylish remotes, smartphone apps, and integration with third-party systems such as Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa, according to preference.

Ms Brown explains that their award winning Luxaflex PowerView Motorisation uses clever technology to provide the perfect room ambiance day or night.

Feature highlights include a smart design allowing the user to create and schedule customised room ‘Scenes’ that let the shades operate automatically on their own or together throughout the day based on personal light, privacy, and overall room ambiance preferences; ability to schedule multiple-room ‘Scenes’ to activate simultaneously, and even operate them remotely when the user is away from home; and system configurable to give the illusion of occupancy when the user is away by having the blinds open and close, thereby increasing home security.

Ms Brown adds that home automation also allows each device to work individually or together based on user preferences or external conditions.

Luxaflex offers a wide range of home automation systems in wireless and hardwired options.