Rockleigh, New Jersey – November 11, 2021 — Crestron Electronics, the global leader in home automation technology, today announces the expansion of their custom shade portfolio with the addition of Crestron® Battery-Powered Shades, offering homeowners an elegant shading solution that natively integrates with the Crestron Home™ platform for a simple yet sophisticated home shading experience that works wholly in concert with other smart home endpoints throughout the home. Crestron’s shading portfolio now includes wired, wireless, and battery-powered options giving homeowners the ability to have intelligent shading solutions integrated into almost any space, meaning dealers will never have to rely on multiple manufacturers to outfit a home, whether for a new build or a retrofit.
Motorized shading has long carried challenges with cross-manufacturer integration that limits homeowner control. Crestron’s portfolio of shading options changes that by offering a holistic hardware and software ecosystem that goes far beyond the superficial control provided by mismatched systems. At the touch of a button, homeowners can configure, schedule, or execute a shading scene that synchronizes shading throughout the house with other Crestron Home solutions, the Horizon® Thermostat, and third-party extensions to optimize comfort and security.
As part of the native integration with Crestron Home, battery life will be intelligently calculated and proactively communicated to notify the homeowner when they need to replace a battery. Though discretely tucked in the fascia, the uniquely Crestron-designed battery cartridge swings downward to make such replacement easy. The battery can be replaced like most consumer devices and the shades can be snapped back into place with no disassembly required. Whisper-quiet and energy-efficient QMT® motors bring great indoor range and performance.
“Battery-Powered Shades represent an important milestone for the Crestron Home platform, we are now able to offer a complete solution that meets all the needs of homeowners. Dealers no longer have to piecemeal a system together if there is a window located in an awkward location where wires can’t be run. The robust control options within Crestron Home coupled with our new fabric options make our entire shading portfolio an incredibly attractive solution for dealers and homeowners alike,” said John Clancy, Executive Vice President, Residential, Crestron.
Ensuring customers, dealers, and designers never have to compromise on style, an updated and exhaustive collection of over 400 fabrics including 240 new designer-lead fabric choices affords a luxurious level of design and customization that can’t be met by other solutions on the market. Contained within Crestron’s new design book collection, these fabrics and Crestron’s custom-color match policy further improve customer choice. Battery-Powered Shades are available with both Architectural and Décor brackets.
With a three-year battery life and limited lifetime warranty on the motors, Crestron Battery-Powered Shades will start shipping in December. Crestron will be hosting a webinar on December 8, 2021 to offer greater detail on this new product offering and how dealers can prepare to add it to their portfolio. Crestron dealers can register here. Visit www.crestronhome.com to learn more.
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