Make a dramatic impact in any room with Elite Smart Shades™. Our automated window treatments not only add the perfect finishing touch to your décor, they provide convenient control.
No matter how exceptional your style or space, we offer a wide range of interior shading solutions in an array of styles and materials. Whether you need a complete automated window treatment solution, or custom shades that are compatible with your home’s current automation system, Elite Smart Shades™ will deliver a solution that allows you to adjust natural daylight and privacy with just a touch of a button from your smartphone, tablet or remote control.
For a more comfortable home, improved security and privacy, and reduced energy costs, choose Elite Smart Shades™ to enhance your living space and your lifestyle.
Several factors will influence your final decision:
i. How much privacy do you want?
Some shades filter out light, while others block light completely, so it is important to consider the level of privacy desired when choosing a type of shade and shade fabric.
ii. What is the style and décor of your home?
The colour and style of the shade should complement the décor of your home.
iii. What style of window are you covering?
The size and shape of your window(s) will affect your options.
Your Elite Smart Shades™ dealer has the expertise and the training necessary to help you choose an option that best fits your home and your lifestyle.
The price of installing automated shades depends on the following factors:
i. Size and number of windows being shaded.
ii. The type and quality of fabric or material.
iii. Control and power options.
The best way to get an estimate for your space is to request a quote from an Elite Smart Shades™ dealer.
Yes, Elite Smart Shades™ are fully compatible with leading smart home automation control systems. Elite Smart Shades™ can be integrated into a home automation system that uses industry standard home automation protocols like Zigbee® or Z-Wave® for wireless communication or RS485/232 protocol for wired communication. Compatible brands include (but are not limited to): Somfy, Crestron, Lutron, Control4, Savant, RTI, URC, Honeywell, Logitech, Wink and others.
* Requires additional hardware: Somfy® MyLink™ app, Somfy® RTS timer remote, or 3rd party apps and hardware.
Your shades come pre-programmed from our factory according to the size of your windows. After installation, your Elite Automation Specialist can adjust any height settings if necessary, so there is no need for you to program or re-program your shades. If you are connecting your shades to your home automation system, please consult with your automation system vendor for proper integration procedures.
There are dozens of styles of shades and blinds to choose from, as well as hundreds of fabric options. That means we can help you find a window treatment that reflects your unique style. Contact your Elite Smart Shades™ dealer to see samples and get an in-home or in-store consultation to determine which styles and colours are best for your home.
The length of your battery life should last about 18 months but will vary depending on three factors:
i. The size and weight of your window shades.
ii. How often you adjust the shades.
iii. The quality of the battery (Elite recommends Lithium batteries for optimal performance).
Your Somfy battery tube is also covered under our warranty.
Elite Smart Shades™ are custom tailored to fit your windows. Our dealers expertly measure and professionally install your shades, so you can have confidence your shades will fit and work well with your windows.
Automated shades are safe for children because they are cordless. As a result, Elite Smart Shades™ eliminate choking hazards caused by dangling cords.
Automated shades normally do not require any maintenance over the product’s normal lifespan. Should you have any concerns about the functioning of your automated shade system after installation, your Elite Smart Shades™ dealer is happy to help.
For minor cleaning, use a duster to remove dust or dab with a damp cloth. Avoid using cleaning agents or other chemicals that may damage the fabric. For major cleaning, Elite recommends using the cleaning services offered by your Elite Smart Shades™ dealer.
For reliable signal strength, your RTS transmitter (i.e. a remote control) must be within a 65-foot radius of the shade motor.