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AUTOMATED WINDOW COVERINGS – ELITE SMART SHADES

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.

FEATURES & OPTIONS

MOBILE APP

  • Conveniently control your shades from any smartphone or tablet
  • Elite Smart Shades™ MyLink™ app operates your shades from any location
  • You set the schedule for when the shades to go up and down
  • Compatible with your existing home automation system’s shade control app

HANDHELD REMOTE

  • Sleek and stylish design, available in white, silver, and black finishes
  • Water resistant model available
  • Available with 1 or 5 channels, giving you the flexibility to control one or more shades in yourroom or house

WALL REMOTE

  • Wireless wall remote installs onto your wall so you can’t lose it
  • Designed to blend in like a regular light switch – available in white, ivory, and almond finishes
  • Available with 1 or 5 channels, giving you the flexibility to control one or more shades in yourroom or house

SHADES

POWER SOURCES

MOBILE APP PLUG-IN

  • A constant reliable source of power to the motor
  • Never worry about battery life or drainage
  • Motors available in DC low voltage (for most shade sizes) or AC 120v (for the largest shade size)
  • Motors can be connected to either a standard wall outlet or hard wired solution

BATTERY

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY WITH SOLAR PANEL
  • No wiring required, making it ideal for applications where running wires is either not possible or not practical
  • Solar Panel recharges the battery (ie longer lifespan)
  • Charger can be used to quickly recharge, as an alternative to the solar panel

WHY CHOOSE ELITE SMART SHADES™?

CONVENIENTLY CONTROL LIGHTING

Avoid manually adjusting heavy blinds or awkwardly reaching over furniture to eliminate glare. Open and close your shades and tilt your blinds with just the touch of a button.

CUSTOMIZED WINDOW TREATMENTS

Elite Smart Shades™ are made to measure for your specific windows. The result is a seamless, perfect fit.

IMPROVE SECURITY AND PRIVACY

Your Elite Smart Shades™ can be set to open and close automatically at a certain time of day1. Whether or not you’re at home, your house will look occupied and well cared for.

1 Requires additional hardware: Somfy® MyLink™ app, Somfy® RTS timer remote, or 3rd party apps and hardware.

CHOOSE CONTROLS TO FIT YOUR LIFESTYLE

Our automated window coverings are available with a variety of control options – including wireless control from your smartphone. With no cords, motorized window shades and blinds are safe for children and pets. That means a comfortable and worry-free living space is always at your fingertips.

PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENTS

Elite Smart Shades™ look newer, longer. That’s because damage to window coverings caused by manual wear-and-tear is reduced when you opt for automation. When paired with our sun sensors, our shades automatically lower to protect your furnishings from the sun’s UV rays.

GET KNOWLEDGEABLE AND FRIENDLY SERVICE

When you purchase your Elite Smart Shades™ from one of our experienced Certified Automation Specialists, you’ll have expert care and support in every stage of your purchase – from consultation to installation. Our Automation Specialists are trained to help you choose the right shades for any space in your home.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. How do I select the best shading option for my house?

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.

2. How much will it cost to install Elite Smart Shades™ in my home?

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.

3. Are Elite Smart Shades™ compatible with other home automation systems?

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.

4. How do I program my shades?

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.

5. What is the full range of colour options?

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.

6. If I order battery-powered shades, how long do the batteries last?

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.

7. How can I be sure that the shades will fit my window(s)?

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.

8. I have small children and safety is a major concern for me. Do Elite Smart Shades™ create any safety hazards I should be aware of?

Automated shades are safe for children because they are cordless. As a result, Elite Smart Shades™ eliminate choking hazards caused by dangling cords.

9. Do automated shades require maintenance? If so, how often?

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.

10. How do I clean my automated shades?

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.

11. What is the maximum range for RTS remote controls?

For reliable signal strength, your RTS transmitter (i.e. a remote control) must be within a 65-foot radius of the shade motor.

If you have a question that’s not answered above, contact a dealer near you to discuss your project with one of our experts.

WARRANTY

Your Elite Smart Shades™ come with a five-year limited warranty that covers all motors and controls. Should anything go wrong with your home automation system simply contact the original dealer of your Elite Smart Shades™ system and they will be ready to assist.

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ABOUT ELITE

In 1967 we opened our doors as a family owned drapery store on Bathurst Street, just south of Wilson Avenue in Toronto. We built our brand by sewing, stitching and installing custom drapes for homes and businesses in the surrounding neighbourhoods. Since then, we’ve grown into a leading manufacturer and wholesaler of custom window coverings, serving the entire Canadian market.

Since then, our reputation for innovation and excellence is built on decades of introducing unique, stylish, and high quality window treatments into Canadian homes, over the years we’ve added dozens of window treatment products and styles to our collection.

Our current facility is located in Concord, Ontario just north of Toronto and we are still family owned and operated. Our success is based on providing our customers with the same care and dedication that has been our trademark since we opened our doors on Bathurst Street, almost 50 years ago.

Make any space stand out in terms of image, usage and functionality with Glydea® Motorized Drapery Tracks. Modern drapery and curtains provides a convenient solution for glare reduction and privacy while also reducing energy costs and protecting furnishings from damaging UV rays.

Drapery is suitable for almost any room in the house, and best of all, our BYOF (bring our own fabric) program allows you the freedom to select your draperies from anywhere. With so many beautiful drapery and upholstery fabrics available to choose from, we at Elite provide you the flexibility to work with the designer, decorator, or workroom of your choice. Glydea® Motorized Drapery Tracks can be dressed up with anything from blackouts to sheers so you can have your drapery tailored your way for your decor.

Glydea® features superior performance, reliability and ease of operation and also extends the lifespan of draperies by eliminating the damage associated with manual operation. The Glydea® tracks are available in two contemporary drapery styles, including the classic Pinch Pleat (3 carriers per ft.) style and the modern Ripplefold look (available in 80%, 100%, and 120% fullness).

Track stacking is offered in Left, Right, or Split configurations and can be made to fit bay or bow windows with custom track curves and bends.

Glydea® Motorized Drapery Tracks are compatible with the following controls:

  • Somfy® RTS controls (handheld remotes, wireless wall remotes)
  • Somfy® myLink™ mobile app
  • Dry contact & wired control
  • Home and building automation systems (Lutron, Crestron, Control4, Savant, Elan and others)
    • RS232/485 Protocol
    • Z-Wave™
    • Zigbee™

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