Of all the modern luxuries, ‘smart home’ technologies have had the greatest impact on how we interact with our living space. In particular, smart home automation has gained popularity over the last 20 years as it allows homeowners to control lighting, heating, air conditioning, appliances, entertainment systems and security systems remotely via their smartphone or the internet. Now
homeowners can easily control their home privacy with smart glass that is compatible with smart plugs and home automation systems.
WHAT IS SMART GLASS?
Smart glass is an advanced material that can change its property from transparent to opaque or vice versa. Smart glass technology is a fresh and innovative way to make houses more elegant, safe
and energy efficient. This technology is available in two forms: switchable glass and smart film.
Smart glass is becoming more and more popular in the luxury home market thanks to its modern design, minimalist appearance, energy efficiency and compatibility with home automation systems. This is especially true for Florida’s coastal homes that are known for their clean, minimalist lines and open floor plans. With so much coastline, it’s no wonder why so many Florida residents want to maximize their views with floor-to-ceiling windows.
While windows make spaces look bigger and brighter, increased use of glass comes with concerns over privacy, security and energy efficiency. Glass may make spaces look bigger and brighter but it can also be invasive. Smart film and smart glass are the perfect solution to these issues.
Smart glass goes from clear to frosted in a fraction of a second, providing instant privacy and integrating with smart technologies in a way that conventional curtains and blinds simply cannot. By
combining privacy with cutting-edge innovations, smart glass is revolutionizing the way architects and interior designers use glass. Privacy glass can be turned on and off with a wall switch, button,
remote, smartphone or voice command.
MAKING AN IMPACT
Builders and homeowners along much of America’s coast also have to contend with local building codes for hurricanes and winds. This is why smart film is becoming a popular choice for impact windows as it can easily be applied to existing glass surfaces.
In addition to providing the luxury of privacy on demand, switchable glass enhances safety and security. Smart glass is made with laminated and tempered safety glass, acting as a barrier against forced entry and hurricanes. Smart film holds the glass together in the event of breakage, protecting occupants from flying shards of glass.
HOW SMART GLASS IS TRANSFORMING INTERIOR DESIGN
Open concept design plans are now the norm, though they have their drawbacks. Now interior designers are using smart glass to give people the best of both worlds: privacy and connection. Switchable glass room dividers and partitions are frequently used in offices and homes with open floor plans to create dynamic spaces that can easily transition from open and connected to private. Smart glass also comes with noise-reduction properties that make spaces more serene and quiet.
SMART GLASS FOR THE SMART PHONE
There are a number of ways to control smart glass. It can be controlled with the standard remote included in each order, integrated with smart plugs and home automation systems and then controlled via smartphone or voice command or wired to work with a wall switch.
SMART GLASS MAKES ORDINARY GLASS EXTRAORDINARY
Smart Glass adds a ‘wow’ factor to any space and can even be customized to contain switchable logos, patterns or artistic designs. Smart glass can be found anywhere from new condo developments in Miami’s design district to beach houses and the biggest boats in the sunshine state. Smart Glass Country has been supplying smart glass and film in the United States and Canada for over a decade.