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Smart Motorized Window Blinds and Shades

Unlock the full potential of your home with motorized window shades. Alva’s whisper quiet system is simple and intuitive.

Motorized Solar Shades

Motorized Solar Shades

Meet the Motorized Solar Shades the internet
can’t stop talking about. Strong. Subtle.
Stunning.

Motorized Roller Shades

Motorized Roller Shades

Motorized Roller Shades for the everyday
home, and perfect for hard to reach
windows.

Motorized Zebra Shades

Motorized Zebra Shades

For the ultimate in convenience and style, give
your windows a beautiful & streamlined
appearance.

Smart Hub

Smart Hub

Control your shades right from your phone.
Lower your shades to shut out the glare, or
open them up to enjoy the view.

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Inside each Alva piece, you'll find premium materials and cut-no-corners construction. Alva window coverings are the perfect anchor for the everyday home.

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Automatic window blinds with a motorized control mechanism steadily win consumers that want to live in smart houses. As the sales of Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa grow, motorized window treatments also become more popular. Today, there is no need to get out of your cozy bed at dawn to open a window. With an electric remote and smart shades, you can control the light in your room without any extra moves. Besides, smart shades solve the perennial problem of hard-to-access windows. Again, you just click a button or give a voice command to open or close the shades.

Motorized shades and blinds can be used as full-fledged window coverings or combined with drapes. Everything depends on your preferences and the available space. Multi-layered window treatments look better in large, airy rooms and are less suitable for office premises, for example. Although the uses of motorized window shades vary, smart window coverings have some undeniable advantages that can improve your life:

  • Functionality. You don't need a nearby outlet to operate battery-powered smart blinds offered by Alva. Thanks to a rechargeable built-in battery, such motorized shades are highly functional and durable. An elegant remote provides seamless control over every beam of light at your premises.
  • Quality. We use the finest Belgian fabrics and control mechanisms to design smart shades that can withstand the test of time and remain as good as the day you installed them.
  • Protection from damaging UV rays. Smart solar shades are more than appealing window coverings. They have a very practical purpose - protection. Have you known that continuous direct sun can damage your furniture and discolor interior? Motorized blinds and roller shades perfectly solve this problem. They filter the sun letting in the safe amount of light, which doesn't cause overheating.
  • Great for hard-to-reach windows. In the houses with high ceilings or furniture that blocks access to windows, traditional shades or blinds don't work. You need smart window treatments that can be controlled with a remote. Since the battery recharges automatically, you may forget about reaching your windows several times per day.
  • Available in many designs and configurations. Our designers do their best to create automatic blinds that would enhance any interior. Alva's motorized shades available in all popular pastel colors are easy to combine with both contemporary and classic furniture. Besides, you can pick among several materials and mount types.
  • Deep blackout. Everyone loves sun, but too much light can be counterproductive. Motorized roller shades and blinds ensure pleasant privacy thanks to excellent blackout capabilities. With automated blinds, you can enjoy a much healthier sleep at night or prevent sun glare from shining at your monitor when you work.
  • Reduced energy cost. Forget about dry AC air and overwhelming electricity bills. Smart blinds and motorized shades will cool down your place. No need to sacrifice your comfort for money when you can install automated window treatments and have everything at once.
  • Integration with smart devices. Although you can control motorized window shades with a simple remote, you should know that it's not the only option. Alva's smart shades and blinds can be connected with leading smart home systems, such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. Extend your power and start controlling your blinds with a voice. Isn't that inspiring?

Automatic window blinds can boost your life satisfaction in many other ways. They are surprisingly easy to maintain and secure. Moreover, automated window treatments can increase the value of your premises. Note that smart homes are in high demand on the modern real estate market.

FAQ ABOUT SMART WINDOW SHADES AND BLINDS

As a company that designs window treatments for many years, we know what troubles consumers. Here are some of the most common questions about motorized window blinds and shades. We have collected them and provided answers to alleviate any concerns you may have.

How are Motorized Window Shades and Blinds Powered?

We have two types of motors: rechargeable battery and plug-in. Each option offers several benefits. Here are a few things to consider when choosing your motor option: our battery motor can be recharged using a standard outlet, and charges in 7-9 hours. Since the battery serves as the power source, automated blinds and shades can independently operate for prolonged periods. This type of automatic blinds is the most popular and frequently ordered option.

If you decide to order motorized shades with a plug-in motor, make sure you have a wall outlet near the window. Although it's a slightly cheaper alternative to battery motorized shades, it has some limitations. Remember to explore the technical characteristics of automated window treatments before opting for one of the types.

How Long Does the Rechargeable Battery Supplied with Shades and Blinds Last?

Alva's rechargeable battery motors are a convenient way to power your motorized shades without the need for an electrician. They're quick to install and you don't have to worry about concealing wires. However, as with any battery-powered system, there will come a time when you need to recharge. Usually, our customers recharge their motorized blinds every 8 months, which equals to 500 cycles. With moderate use, a rechargeable battery will serve for five years. No worries! You can easily access it to replace and make your smart blinds works like a well-oiled mechanism again.

Are Motorized Window Shades and Blinds Difficult to Set-up?

While setup difficulty will depend on your product and the power supply you select, it's well worth the effort when you consider the convenience of having automatic shade in your home! Generally speaking, the setup process consists of the following stages:

  • You install the ordered motorized blinds or shades, following the instructions provided in the delivery box.
  • In case the smart shades are motorized with a battery, you only need to mount them. If the shades are plug-in, don't forget to connect them to the closest wall outlet.
  • Note that all Alva's shades are pre-programmed with default settings and channels, which you can customize.

These three simple steps are everything you need to know about the set-up process. Besides, if you face any problems, you can always contact Alva and use our help resources to troubleshoot.

Are Motorized Shades and Blinds Compatible with Smart Home Devices?

To put it briefly, yes. Automated Venetian shades and electric blinds support Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and some other popular smart home systems. If you have previously used smart devices only to check the weather and play your favorite song, you should know that they can do much more. Automatic window coverings are one of the additional options.

If you want to control your automated electric blinds remotely, you can also purchase our Smart Hub. This system allows you to activate the electric blinds anytime and from any place. We provide a custom Android and iOS apps for advanced control of your smart automatic shades.

Is it Easy to Maintain and Clean Motorized Window Shades and Blinds?

Many consumers hesitate over purchasing electric blinds because they think that motorized window coverings are difficult to clean. Well, we must say they are wrong. Of course, you mustn't soak electric blinds, but this is basically related to any fabric treatments. Apart from that, you just need to regularly clean shades with a duster and use a special vacuum brush. This will keep your electric blinds fresh and new for many years. Besides, you can always consult with Alva's professionals if you have any questions or doubts.

How Does Automation Influence the Final Cost of Window Shades and Blinds?

Automated electric blinds and shades are more expensive than ordinary ones. The reason is obvious - a quality motorized control system costs money. You pay for the custom mechanism designed specifically for electric shades. Hence, if you are looking for a budget choice, continuous loop or cordless shades may be more suitable.

Yet for those who like a long-term investment, we would still recommend automated solutions. Since the home of the future is full of smart technology, electric window shades are essential. If you order from Alva, the automated control mechanism will increase the check by $425. This price is the perfect balance between quality materials and affordability. It's also a more attractive offer that you find in other stores.