It’s incredible to think of how far home technology has come. Back in the day, a home was a relatively simple structure. It had floors, walls, windows, and basic appliances that got us through each day. Now, our TVs are smart, our phones are capable of unlocking a world of information, our laptops are thinner than ever—and even our toaster ovens and coffee makers are connected to the World Wide Web. With so many upgrades constantly happening around us, it is no wonder that Hunter Douglas created the latest version, gen 3 of PowerView® Automation. Offering stunning features that make your windows a work of technological art, this system is here to impress. Read on to learn more about adding modern tech upgrades to your home with PowerView® Automation.

Modern tech upgrades for homes, Hunter Douglas PowerView® Automation near Charlotte, North Carolina (NC)

An Energy Efficieny Afficionado

As crazy as it sounds, summer is already halfway through. This means we’re in the middle of all the pool days, BBQ evenings, and weather that can make your home feel like an oven. Fortunately, this doesn’t need to be the case when you explore modern tech upgrades such as PowerView® Automation. By pairing this innovative device from Hunter Douglas with your favorite smart-home device (such as Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Apple Siri), PowerView® Automation can detect a temperature change with your thermostat. This will prompt PowerView® Automation to adjust your shades accordingly to keep out that hot sun. This system can also switch off the lights in your home to prevent wasted energy when the sun is shining.

Hands-Free Operation

Once upon a time, cords were the standard operation system for most window treatments. That doesn’t mean we liked them, however! Cords can be unsightly, clutter up a window, and dangle on the ground where they can pose safety hazards for homes with small children and pets. And as we age, these corded operating systems can be impractical for those who have difficulty gripping cords. That is why one of the benefits of modern tech upgrades is hands-free operation. This is offered by PowerView® Automation, as it adjusts your window treatments automatically via an app, remote control, or your voice. You can even set schedules or “scenes” that automatically move your windows to your favorite positions at the touch of a button—mo more fiddling for hours to find that perfect medium.

Added Safety

Our homes are our sanctuary, and we want to do everything we can to protect it and those within it. Of course, accidents can happen. You might head to work and realize you didn’t lock the door when you are in the middle of a meeting. Or, you might realize you left your shades open as you are on vacation thousands of miles away. Instead of worrying about these situations, you can rely on PowerView® Automation to keep your home safe. This system can close your shades, lock your doors, and even arm the security system in your home if you desire. PowerView® Automation can also be operated from anywhere in the world, providing that the benefits of modern tech upgrades are worth their weight.


To learn more about the benefits of modern tech upgrades, be sure to contact or visit us today at A Shade Above. We are located in Charlotte and Cornelius, North Carolina, and proudly serve the surrounding area including Matthews, Lake Norman, Lake Wylie, Huntersville, Fort Mill, and Davidson, NC.