There’s a whole host of scenarios where you and your home could benefit from electric blinds and additionally those operated by voice control. Lantern windows are growing in popularity, as people seek to extend their homes but are restricted to single storeys, and they're a practical way of increasing light flow and are also a strong visual feature. But unless your ceilings are really low, you'll struggle to operate many different window treatments. Motorised shades are a real boon here but a smart blind is even better. Why? Because many people use these spaces as dining areas, often with the table directly underneath the lantern window, so you can really benefit from an al fresco feel without having to worry about insects or napkins flying off the table in the wind, or, worse still, a sudden change in the weather. But as your meal progresses the sun will move and you could end up with one end of the table in glare while the other is still shaded and no-one wants to get up from the table and search for a remote. Simple voice commands will effortlessly fix the problem while you're still in situ at the table - the best place to judge exactly where you blind needs to be. Our Duette® blinds are the right smart blinds for this attractive window feature and controlling them by voice assistant really makes for a smart home.