Tips & Tricks

Aug. 27, 2021

Motorized Blinds. Your Windows Will Thank You.

Picture this: the warm, beautiful sunshine slowly beaming into your room, gently waking you every morning at your set time. Now envision your blinds lowering automatically at night, maximizing your privacy, and allowing you to get your most restful and uninterrupted night’s sleep. Envision the ease of operating your shades with the simple push of a button. Sounds too good to be true? Well it’s not. All of this is now possible with our smart, motorized blinds. Relish in the peace and serenity that can only come with our ultra-quiet, ultra-powerful motors.


Should you motorize your blinds?

If you’re in the market for new blinds, you should consider motorizing them! With motorized blinds, you’re in complete control by use of a remote, a tablet, or a smartphone. Motorization also allows you to command multiple window coverings at once, saving you time and effort each day. Best of all, they are now more affordable than ever!


What are the available options?

Before choosing the right type of motor for your blinds, we want to learn more about what style you’re looking for (motorised shades? motorized blinds? A motorized curtain?). [II1] If you are looking for inspiration or would prefer speaking with an expert, contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation. There’s a lot to think about when choosing the right motorized product for your home, but we’re here to help.

At Store Orion, we have two types of motors: Wirefree and Plug in. Our Wirefree motors run on a rechargeable lithium battery that is conveniently hidden within the blind. It’s rechargeable via a standard outlet, and holds its charge for up to 18 months, depending on frequency of operation. On the other hand, Plug in motors are ideal for larger windows and provide a continuous power supply, therefore, the battery does not need charging. Plug-in motors are more convenient for hard-to-reach windows, however, they will not function in a power outage.


How are motorized blinds operated?

Motorized blinds give you precise and convenient control of your window coverings. Several options are available for controlling your blinds, allowing you flexibility to choose your preferred method.


Remotes & wall switches

Our remotes and wall switches allow you to control one or multiple products at the same time. Assign each shade a channel, or group multiple shades on the same channel. With several styles and colors to choose from, you are certain to find one that fits your home’s décor.



App control

Your new motorized blinds can be controlled with your smartphone or table using a user-friendly app. Most of our motors require a separate Wi-Fi module to bridge the connection between your blinds and your smart phone. With it, you can create scenes, set timers, and control your motorized blinds while you’re away from home.



Voice control

Our motors are compatible with a variety of third-party platforms, from voice assistants such as Google Home & Alexa, to home automation systems such as Control4 and Savant. It has never been easier to automate your home’s window coverings, all with a simple phrase.


Whatever your challenge, whatever your budget, our specialists can help you create the interior decor of your dreams with our greater selection available in-store. Contact us by e-mail or telephone to make an appointment at our showroom. We are always available to speak with you and share our expertise!