Smart Windows for Your Smart Mount Pleasant Home
There is a lot of talk about “smart homes” these days and smart windows should be part of the equation for your Mount Pleasant home.
Smart homes are kind of a big thing.
As a matter of fact, a recent Google search for “Smart Homes Michigan” turned up about 2,800,000 results! Most of the time when Michigan homeowners think of “smart” homes, they think of automated lighting, security systems, smart climate control devices such as Nest or even “assistants” such as “Alexa” with Amazon’s Echo. Most people don’t think about their windows. Can you get smart windows for your smart Mount Pleasant home?
Now you can! Consumer Reports recently featured an article that talked about Marvin’s new Lock Status Sensor from the last International Builder’s show. One window trend they highlighted was the emergence of automated floor-to-ceiling window systems. These are made of several panels of glass that slide open, blurring the distinction between windows and doors. But automation is only part of the picture when it comes to smart windows for smart homes.
They reported that Marvin Windows and Doors displayed their new Lock Status Sensor.
There are actually sensors integrated into the window frames that can be incorporated into a smart home system. These sensors can alert a homeowner if a window is unlocked, open, or closed and locked. A nice feature is that a homeowner doesn’t have to set up the system right away. Windows can be installed and hooked up later without any additional cost. The Lock Status Sensor can be integrated with virtually any home security system.
The Status Sensor (which just launched in December and can be applied to most Marvin window and door products) gives you an idea of how Marvin Windows are looking toward the future and thinking about homeowner needs and wishes down the road. It’s this kind of thinking that has produced some of the most reliable and functional windows and doors in the industry.
According to Trey Barrineau, Editor of Door & Window Magazine, “Marvin is always an industry leader in innovation.” He points to the Status Sensor as one example, but also recognizes Marvin’s appreciation of style and trends, highlighting the new ebony and bronze finishes (shown here) for Integrity Ultrex products in response to the market’s growing desire for elegant, darker frames.
Of course, there is more to smart technology for your home (and your doors and windows) than just security. If you take a look inside our Bay City showroom—or come by 3605 S. Huron Road Bay City, MI 48706, you’ll still find great windows and doors that use the latest technology to create stylish, convenient, energy-efficient windows that are a smart choice for your Mount Pleasant home. Plus, you can get ideas and professional advice from the staff. And you can actually put your hands on samples to see for yourself how smoothly these windows and doors operate.