Some systems are powered by batteries, others by household current and several give you both options. Adding power to your shades is particularly suited to hard to reach windows in bathrooms and two story high windows. Many of our motorized window coverings can be installed as part of sophisticated home automation systems. All this can be achieved with the touch of a button or flip of a switch. Your New View Blinds & Shutters consultant can help you choose from infrared, radio frequency or hardwired options.