Harvey's Guide to Motorised Blinds

Harvey's Guide to Motorised Blinds

Contrary to popular belief, motorised blinds aren’t just a high-end home item that only those with a lot of money can afford. Due to their increasing affordability and fast installation processes, electric blinds are fast becoming a staple item in Australian homes and offices. Keep reading below to learn just how easy it can be to purchase, install and use motorised blinds.

What are motorised blinds?

As the name suggests, motorised blinds are blinds that are electronically controlled via a remote control, sensor, smartphone, tablet or even a third-party home-automation system. Whenever you want to raise or lower your blinds, you don't have to worry about using a manual chain or rope system, simply use the remote control, wall switch or even your smartphone, depending on the automated system.

How do they work?

Here at Half Price Blinds, we have rechargeable Lithium electric motors which can be placed inside our indoor and outdoor blinds and awnings. Our rechargeable motors are unique as they don’t need to be installed by an expensive electrician, which has made the luxury of automation affordable to everyone. Once charged and installed, the motor can last for up to 200 cycles (making the blind go up or down) and can be fully recharged in around three hours.

Benefits of electric blinds

1. Child Safe

All of the non-motorised blinds sold online at Half Price Blinds already comply with international child safety regulations and are 100% child safe. However, motorised blinds completely eliminate the need for chains, ropes, wands or cords altogether, making them the safest option for your home. They don't just look sleek and stylish, but they can also give you great peace of mind!


With remote controlled blinds installed, you can automatically close your window treatments without having to get out of bed or from your comfy spot on the couch. It’s also handy for windows that are not easily accessible, such as high ceiling windows.

3. Secure

If your motorised blinds are controlled via smart phone, tablet or a third-party system, you can control the blinds wherever you are. This is ideal for times when you’re away from home, as you can lower your blinds as it gets dark. This can prevent intruders from realising no one is home and attempting a break-in.

4. Stylish

As previously mentioned, electronic or motorised blinds eliminate the need for chains, ropes, wands or cords. Not only is this great if you have children or pets, but it will also give your indoor blinds a neat, uniform appearance.

What products are available motorised?

If you're considering buying convenient motorised blinds made in Australia, you'll be pleased to know that they come in a range of different products. Roller blinds, vertical blinds, Roman blinds, and Venetian blinds, are all available to buy from Half Price Blinds online with remote controlled operation.

Can I motorise manual blinds?

You might also be pleased to know that you don't need to buy brand new motorised blinds to enjoy the benefits of motorisation in your home or office. Providing the current tube is large enough to fit our motors, the new Lithium-charged motors can be retro-fitted into pretty much any blinds you currently own.

Interested in motorising the blinds in your home or office? Get in touch via Facebook or by calling my Australian customer support team on 1300 699 041, and they'll beat any competing in-store or online blinds quote you may have by a huge 10 percent!

You can find all of our shutters, awnings, curtains and blinds online for the lowest prices, guaranteed. Plus, we deliver Australia-wide from Perth to the east coast and offer free shipping on nearly all orders over $199.


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