Are you wondering, how can you make your windows smarter and sophisticated? Do you own a hotel, an office or you just want your home to be upgraded? We are here to give you all information you need to know to make your window automated and smart.
How to have a Smart Window?
There are a number of ways you can make your window smart. Although, the number of options is limited owing to limited popularity, there are fair shares of good quality products.
You can have a smart window simply by choosing smart glasses if you are constructing a new home, hotel, restaurant, or office or reconstructing an old architecture.
If you already have windows and don’t want to bother changing them anytime soon you can simply opt for smart blinds or smart curtains. Also, an easy way to increase the privacy and light entering properties of your existing glass window by applying a protective film.
Down below, we are going to discuss each item, we have mentioned earlier.
What is Smart Window Glass?
Smart Window glasses are specialized glasses that change their tint with just a click of a button. Some glasses can have different shades of tint, some are one-way glasses. These are also called to be switchable glasses.
Advantage of using Smart Window Glass
The primary advantage of Smart Glass Window is that they allow natural sunlight to enter, which can effectively reduce the power usage of lights during the daytime. These add an aesthetic edge of skylines and the beauty of nature outside.
These are really easy to use as they can be tinted with a single button.
Best Smart Glass for Windows and where to find them
|Multicolor switchable glass||Blocks 99% UV light, save costs for heating and air conditioning||Rs5000 onwards||Buy Now|
|IVish Decor Transaparent Switchable Glass||Transparent in nature, turns opaque on a click of switch.||Rs 2,500/Sq.Ft||Buy Now|
Smart Glass Film
These films allow to conversation glass window from transparent to opaque with a switch, or smartphone app. These can be self-adhesive or non-adhesive and can be applied on existing glass windows or newly installed on.
Adhesive smart glass films are easily installed but non-adhesive films are fitted mechanically.
Best Smart Glass Films for Windows and where to find them
|Milky White PDLC Film||150 cm in length,0.4mm wide, turns transparent when switch is on, and turns opaque while switched off and can be dimmed.||Rs. 2500/sq. ft.||Buy Now|
|Plain PVC switchable smart glass film||Operated electrically with switch||Rs. 2200/sq. ft.||Buy Now|
|Smart Glass India Liquid crystal Eglass||Operated electrically with switch||Rs.4400 for 12”x12”||Buy Now|
What is Smart Curtain?
Smart curtains are rolling curtains, which can be controlled using smartphone apps or curtain controllers. They can be thermally insulated controlling the temperature blocking from intense heat or cold outside.
They are just like usual curtains, providing privacy and letting you decide whether you want light in your room or not. These are connected to an electric motor that controls their motion, so one can also upgrade their curtains into a smart one installing these motors.
They can be used in any kind of windows, glass or traditional wooden windows.
What are Smart Blinds?
Smart blinds are also like usual blinds used to block sun and heat, but the difference is you don’t have to pull or twirl the cord or string attached to it.
Smart Blinds are controlled generally with remotes and comes with a motor that regulates its functioning. You can also use a motor automation kit to turn a normal blind into a smart one. They can be used in any kind of windows, glass or traditional wooden windows.
|Horizontal Motorised Blind||Foldable, works on remote using Wi-Fi connection.||Rs.300 per square feet||Buy Now|
|PVC motorised blind||Works on remote using Wi-Fi connection, superior quality.||Rs.20000 per piece||Buy Now|
Smart Curtain/Blind Controllers are modern gadgets that work on internet connection, opening or closing curtains, without you actually having to move to the window.
|DIY Electric Roller Blind Shade Tubular Motor Remote Control Kit||These help in controlling the blinds by adjusting them assuring amount of light entering through them and also protecting privacy||Rs.3000||Buy Now|
|Schneider Electric wiser homes curtain controller||Works on voice control and closes or opens curtains on voice commands using Wi-Fi||Rs.9198||Buy Now|
|Fibaro Plastic Roller Shutter 2 Curtain/Blind Controller||Works on voice control and closes or opens both blinds and curtains on voice commands using Wi-Fi||Rs.6099||Buy Now|
With changing times and ever-increasing workload, it’s nice to have some loopholes. Since loopholes in work can’t be afforded, it’s better to avoid some boring tasks like closing windows.
Technology is improving day by day, so should be our lives, we should always think of utilizing our time in more important work in an eco-friendly manner. So, having smart windows is always a smart choice.