While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our everyday life in unprecedented ways, it has encouraged mindfulness among consumers, businesses and big brands. Sustainability has been a buzz word for a few years now but has been at the centre of the pandemic as consumers begin to closely monitor their favourite brands, support local businesses and actively seek out more sustainable solutions.
From travel and hospitality to home decor, brands and businesses are becoming more innovative by offering incredible solutions to clients that compliment and encourage this new normal. Taylor Blinds & Shutters, a leader in sophisticated and innovative solutions for home and office space, is launching the revolutionary MOTION Roller Blinds to make everyday life easier, safer and more sustainable.
Smart, sustainable technology in home decor
After lockdown restrictions brought the travel and tourism industry to a near standstill, airports and hotels are trying to re-build confidence in travellers. Contactless technologies are proving to be a game-changer in many industries to ensure the safety and wellbeing of consumers across the board.
One example is Beijing Capital International Airport, which has partnered with Swiss tech company SITA to automate the entire passenger journey using biometric technologies. From airport check-in to security clearance and final boarding, passengers will have access to designated lanes using facial recognition systems.
Dutch hotel chain citizenM has also launched a smart mobile application for contactless stays at its hotels. The app helps guest’s check-in and out digitally and can also control lights, blinds and temperature inside their rooms using a smartphone. Contactless payments and curbside pickups have become the new norm in the restaurant industry.
In the home, homeowners are opting for contactless devices, and materials that have a longer lifespan, are easy to maintain and offer anti-microbial substances instead of rough tactile surfaces. At the same time, a financial slump means limited budgets and more sustainable and maintenance-free finishes.
Smart technology has been a common trend in home decor for years now. With the launch of MOTION, an automation concept for window coverings, motorised blinds are available to everyone and contributes to a more energy-efficient home. It can also be controlled anywhere in the world, connecting to leading smart applications like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and IFTTT. IFTTT, meaning ‘if this, then that’ is a web-based service that provides a software platform for connecting apps, devices and services from different developers to trigger various automations from said apps, services and devices.
Remote controlled and manual options
While MOTION is designed to be fully remote-controlled and operated from anywhere, it does feature a Pull function in the form of a cord or wand to manually control the blinds. Install the MOTION Blinds smartphone app to connect to any of your home applications, including Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for voice control functionality. These blinds are completely cable-free and easy to install.
For more information on the MOTION Roller Blinds, visit Taylor Blinds & Shutters.
About Taylor Blinds
The Taylor Blinds and Shutters story began in 1959 in Cape Town. Jimmy Taylor started the family business conducting Venetian Blind repairs. Almost 60 years later, Taylor Blinds & Shutters are the leading manufacturers of sophisticated, on-trend and innovative blinds and both non-security and security shutters in South Africa.