The last few decades have witnessed tremendous developments in the field of science and technology, but what have greatly affected a common man have been the developments in the field of electronics. Just look around your home and see the electronic devices that have made life so convenient, from a TV to a computer. The operation of household electronic devices has been simplified and made very convenient with the introduction of a wonderful device called remote control. It allows you to operate and control your devices without your really touching them physically. You can control the functioning of your equipment from a distance without leaving your seat.
The idea of operating devices through a remote control has been extended to operation of window coverings too. Yes, now you may open or close your window coverings by the mere push of a button without having to touch them while you remain seated. Such blinds are called motorized blinds and the unit that helps you to control their movements is called a remote control that needs no electrical wires for its functioning. You can operate both, the vertical or the horizontal blinds with this cordless remote control that may be made of vinyl or wood.
Blinds certainty add to your privacy, but operating them with the cords is not hassle-free. Further, these cords are not very safe for use, especially when you have kids at home for fear of their getting entangled and causing accidents, which could be very fatal at times. A remote control offers absolutely safe operation as it does away with the cords and needs no wires for its operation.
But, like any other product a remote control unit too has its limitations. One not so serious limitation is that you can’t go beyond a predetermined distance and yet have a control on the operation of any device by a remote control. The other limitation that has restricted the patronage of this wonderful gadget is its price. Compared to the other available alternates, the price of a remote vertical shades, shutters or blinds is rather high and generally the consumers from middle class find it out of their reach.
However, the demand is steadily moving upwards and the manufacturers are optimistic that that in the not too distant future everybody will start having motorized blinds controlled with a remote control. And, that shouldn’t surprise anybody, because increased use will bring in more manufacturers and competition, as we all know, ultimately helps the consumers.
Nevertheless, cost is just one aspect of any product. You have to weigh it against the advantages it offers. A remote allows you the ease of an absolutely safe and hassle-free operation and needs no maintenance. All said and done, you don’t get enhanced comfort and safety cheap. Plus you are bringing home technology that enhances the looks of your home.