Motorised Blinds

  • Classroom Control

    Posted on 21st June 2011 by Chris.

    The Controliss collection of beautifully designed motorised window blinds with the sophistication and elegance of one-touch remote control of window coverings are a real hit with home owners throughout the UK. Although, it is not just home owners who can benefit from the smart aesthetics and practicality of our window blinds. Educational facilities also find remote control Roller blinds to be an extremely worthwhile proposition. While fitting neatly into any classroom, the blinds could serve multiple purposes in assisting the teachers with their efforts to educate pupils. A common purpose for window coverings in the home, especially properties that are close to public roads for example, is to give privacy by obstructing the view into the window. Privacy may too be one of the reasons to put blinds up in a classroom, but the barrier produced can also prevent the people inside from watching what is going on outside. This is particularly helpful in schools with younger pupils, since it is a regular occurrence that teachers struggle to maintain their pupils' attention while there is something outside that attracts interest. The other principal aim when window blinds are installed, is to gain control over the sunlight present in the room. This is where the Controliss electric window blinds bestow the top-level of convenience to it's users within a school, college or other learning environment. Projectors are a common tool used by teachers to present slide-shows, educational videos and other media to their pupils; but are much less effective when sunlight is making the projections difficult to see. The Blackout Roller Blind fabrics are available in varying colours, to comply with the décor of a room or even a lecture theatre, whilst also darkening it to give a clear view of the projection on display or any other demonstration that requires a dimmed room. And to return the natural light to the room, all blinds can be lifted again with the single push of a button. Since Controliss Roller Blinds are all remote controlled, they eliminate the need to access any draw cords or control chains to block or permit the sunlight, meaning they are ideal for parts of a building with high-level windows. The added benefit of having no draw cords is that extra safety is given to younger children who could potentially injure themselves from getting tangled in such cords. Our cordless roller blinds do not need to be confined to classrooms and lecture rooms; the stylishness and functionality of remote control blinds make them a welcome addition other areas of the facility, such as the labs, halls, canteens and kitchens. The end of the school year is fast approaching, and the school holidays may be the opportune time to get the rooms spruced up with a new set of Controliss electric shades.

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  • Motorised Blinds for Increased Home Security

    Posted on 7th June 2011 by Chris.

    All over the world, one of the most common criminal acts is burglary. We all take a multitude of precautions in the effort of protecting our homes and offices from trespassers. To assist with these efforts, there are many home security gadgets available today that can alert home owners to a burglar's presence or prevent their intrusion entirely by creating the illusion of owner occupancy.

    As is often said, prevention is better than a cure, and many home security gadgets appear to have been made with this phrase in mind. Dependent on what you leave on display, you could be making your home into a burglar magnet or a burglar deterrent. You may have already heard of basic preventative measures such as placing alarm system stickers in the windows or putting up CCTV cameras or even imitation cameras. A tool that you may not have heard about is the Fake TV. This is a small, portable light that simulates the light effects of a real television whenever the room it is placed in starts darkening, but it uses less power than a standard lamp and so is much more eco-friendly than leaving your actual television on. Team this up with the installation of  Controliss motorised window blinds that, along with the Controliss Air30GMT timer, can be programmed to operate automatically at any time of the day, and your home is quickly a less likely target for burglary.

    When someone uninvited is on your property, you want to know about it. Common home security systems are very effective when it comes to letting your neighbours know that an alarm has been triggered in your home, but if you are at work or elsewhere, it is unlikely that you are aware of it. AlertMe Home Security Monitoring would enable you to receive an immediate alert, either by phone, text or email, when ever an intrusion is detected. Also with this system, a keyfob can be used to arm or disarm your entire AlertMe Home Monitoring kit or if you forget to do this, you can log on to your AlertMe dashboard to arm your system online or using your mobile, away from home. Another system you may not have considered, is a garden or driveway alarm. The advantage of installing one of these is that you are forewarned during the approach of any uninvited individuals. Keeping your house safe could not only be important for the safety of your possessions, but may also be for the safety of loved ones. Having effective security systems in place will give greater peace of mind to you and to those dearest to you, and so is worth a fair amount of consideration.

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  • Energy Efficiency Explained

    Posted on 5th August 2010 by jenny.

    Energy Efficiency Explained

    We've been talking about how motorised blinds increase energy efficiency in your home. Do you ever wonder how they do this? Here's the science behind energy efficiency in plain and simple terms.

    Insulating Your Home

    Basically, cold attracts heat. During winter, the heat generated from your indoor heaters moves over to your windows and off to the outdoors. In the same way, the outside heat produced by the summer sun flows to your windows and into your air-conditioned rooms. Window blinds can help reduce your energy consumption by resisting the heat flows through your window. This means that you can save on your heating and cooling expenses. Window blinds can also create a more comfortable atmosphere in your rooms by reducing the sun’s glare.

    Controlling Solar Heat

    During winter, you can welcome the sunshine into your home and bask in its warmth. When summertime comes, solar heat can make your room hot and uncomfortable. Because of this, your air-conditioning costs shoot up. Window blinds can deflect solar heat, protecting your rooms from the sun. If you want to enjoy the sunshine, all you have to do is to draw up your blinds. With Controliss motorised blinds, this is just a matter of pushing a button.

    Day-lighting

    Instead of relying on electricity for your lighting needs, you can depend on natural light. This makes your home energy-efficient. Illumination from daylight can be achieved with easy-to-operate motorised blinds. With a remote control, you can manipulate the kind of light you want for your room. You can create diffuse light from roman blinds made of sheer fabrics. Sheer roman blinds draw soft light into your room. You can also direct incoming light by tilting the slats of your blinds. With blinds, you can increase your reliance on natural light, eliminating the need for artificial sources during the daytime. Insulation, solar heat control, and day-lighting are the three ways that motorised blinds can make your home more energy-efficient. Decorate your home and save on energy costs with these blinds. You’ll never regret it.

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