Not so long ago they were considered an indulgence for the well-heeled, and out of reach of average Aussies. Today, motorised roller shutters are very affordable, in fact, some would say we can’t afford to live without them.
Modern roller shutter remote controls allow you to operate your external shutters from inside your home. The latest home automation systems raise the bar even further, quite literally, by letting you control your shutters from anywhere at any time, from the convenience of a smartphone or web-enabled device.
Think of the possibilities… you’re probably thinking security, convenience, and cool fun for tech geeks.
The fact is, motorised shutters are a godsend for those with limited mobility, such as the elderly and people living with disabilities.
For the rest of us, as we grapple with more time at home in the face of COVID-19, it’s never been more critical to protect your physical and mental well-being. This is where motorisation shines; easing anxiety and helping to save money on your energy bills.
Safety and Peace of Mind
When you feel safe, serenity often follows. It’s one of the main reasons so many people are opting for roller shutters.
These external curtains of interlocking slats are made from sturdy aluminium alloy and coated in an abrasive-resistant enamel finish. They’re built to take whatever the weather throws at them – searing heat, driving rain, hail or flying storm debris are all kept at bay. Even bush fire embers can’t beat our BAL40 rated FireSafe™ Bushfire Rated Roller Shutters.
Motorised roller shutters are next level. An electronic motor discreetly hidden under the shutter hood, silently slides the slats together, and apart, along vertical side rails. They can be stopped at any point you desire to block out, or let in, as much natural light and fresh air as you want.
Add in a wall-mounted switch, a remote control or smart home technology into the mix, and you can really relax. When it’s steaming hot outside, when a fire threatens, or a storm is brewing, you can lower your shutters safely from inside – forget running around the house frantically winding handles.
The Half Price Shutters PowerSmart™ roller shutter automation system features a stylish wall-mounted, battery operated control. Its rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery has a large capacity, but when it needs recharging a flashing LED light alerts you and you charge it like a mobile phone.
Best of all, PowerSmart is independent of mains power, so it’s never affected by power outages, and you don’t need to worry about the cost of an electrician.
Half Price Shutters’ mains-powered automation system offers the choice of a wall-mounted remote, a single channel remote and a five-channel remote with a timer. You can activate your shutters from any room in the house at the touch of a button, no worries!
Do you fret about the security of your home when you go away? It’s a sure-fire way to spoil a long weekend.
Over 70% of break-ins are through windows. Fortunately, with a smart automation system, you can control your motorised shutters from almost anywhere, with a tap of your smartphone or web-enabled device. You don’t even have to worry if it looks like no one’s home, simply program your shutters to open and close at set times to mimic regular random use and you’ll keep unwanted intruders guessing.
When you come home from your break you won’t have to lift a finger, with our Wifi Bridge your motorised shutters can be voice-activated by a smart speaker, such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri and integrated with your smart home. Things have never been so simple!
While some Australians suffer from clinical anxiety, many of us experience stress and concerns about personal finances.
Thankfully, motorised shutters provide a solution to many common factors that drive up energy bills and cost of living expenses.
They allow you to control the temperature of your home, by keeping warmth inside during winter, reducing the entry of heat in summer, and inviting natural light and air into your home all year round.
You feel more comfortable and less stressed, and your energy bills are smaller because heating and cooling devices work more efficiently.
Motorised shutters allow those with disabilities and older adults with restricted mobility to stay in control, and maintain a sense of independence, reducing any anxiety that comes from living alone.
If you’re a carer, you can rest easy too, knowing that they’re OK.
Motorisation allows anyone to open and close the shutters without touching them or even being near them. From the comfort of a chair, the lounge, or even their bed, they can let in streams of natural light and fresh air, or completely block out harsh daylight and noise from outside. Perfect for those who need to rest during the daylight hours.
With a smartphone or tablet app, you can set up different customised ‘Scenes’ that operate your shutters in any combination you want. You can even schedule Scenes to automatically sync your shutters with sunrise and sunset times, or wake you up with the sun.
Motorised shutters are also ideal for large windows, or locations where the window access makes manual winding difficult, such as awkwardly placed, or hard to reach first floor windows.
It’s true to say motorised shutters offer big advantages no matter what your situation is. Home automation advances are a win for those with special needs, and in these uncertain times they’re also proving beneficial to the physical and mental health of everyday Aussies.
Half Price Shutters takes the worry out which shutters to choose with a motorised option for every window in your home. If you have roller shutters installed already, we can motorise them too. Let’s talk about the possibilities, call us on 13 61 21 for a free consultation and quote.