Smart Windows

Window glare is something that have been solved for decades with simple blinds, but now a glass company is making windows smarter and more energy efficient, bringing in auto-tinting that can be controlled by a mobile phone.

These smart windows adapt the brightness levels to your preferences. Gone are the needs for blinds to avoid glare. In countries like Australia we’d like to see property developers have these as an option for residents, especially when the view is amazing.

View's Dynamic Glass offers connected windows that can be programmed to darken or brighten depending on outdoor conditions, and prevent glare in doing so.

The system tracks the location of the sun using a sensor, and gathers information on light conditions from the internet. View offers a smartphone app that connects to the window's IP address, connecting them to the network of IoTs and enabling them to be controlled independently.

 

The tint is controlled by a very low electrical current that allows it to change the pattern of electrons to make the windows appear clear or opaque. View says their technology, by helping to prevent the loss of heat or reduce air conditioning usage, can actually cut energy consumption by up to 20 percent. The company has installed its windows at buildings across the US, including the Levi's Stadium of the San Francisco 49ers football team.

Idea Room is an initiative from Silk Road