Voice Activated Window Tints and the Future of Electric Window Tint Technology

Voice Activated Window Tints and the Future of Electric Window Tint Technology

Voice Activated Window Tints and the Future of Electric Window Tint Technology

Window tinting technology has come a long way in recent years. What started as a basic static film has evolved into electric smart glass that can change tint levels on demand or automatically adjust based on environmental conditions. The next evolution on the horizon? Voice activated window tints.

Voice control is becoming ubiquitous in homes with smart devices like Alexa and Google Home. Imagine simply speaking a command to darken or lighten your window tints. This technology may seem futuristic but major strides are being made towards making it a reality. 

If you’re ready to experience the benefits of cutting-edge electrochromic or other electric window films, the experts at ElectraTint can help. Contact us today at 833-422-1329 or for a consultation. 

In this post, we’ll look at the current state of electric/smart window tints, provide use cases for voice activation, and glimpse into the not-so-distant future of window tint tech.

The Rise of Electric Tints

While traditional dyed films are still widely used for their affordability, more vehicles and buildings are taking advantage of electric/smart window tints. These electronically tintable glass products utilize an electrical current to tint or clear the windows on demand. This allows users to actively control the tint level.

Types of Electric Tint Glass

There are a few different major types of electric tint glass:

1. Electrochromic Glass Tint

This smart glass technology contains specialized materials that change from transparent to tinted when voltage is applied. The tint level can be adjusted by increasing/decreasing the electrical current. No more having just one static tint level. Occupants can optimize visibility and glare reduction as needed.

2. Liquid Crystal Glass Tint

This uses liquid crystal technology commonly found in displays and screens. An electrical current rearranges molecules in the glass to control light transmission. Like electrochromic, the tint can be varied as needed.

3. Suspended Particle Device (SPD) Film

This film contains movable particles suspended between layers. When voltage is applied, the particles align to block light. Lower voltage returns the film to transparent. This film can be applied to existing glass.

Electric window films provide many benefits over traditional dyed films:

  • Adjustable tint levels – Tint only as much as needed
  • Increased glare reduction – Actively control light transmission
  • Privacy on demand – Tint for privacy whenever needed
  • Touch control or automatic operation – Adjust via app, remote, AI

What is Voice Control and Why for Window Tints?

Voice control utilizes voice recognition technology to operate devices through verbal commands. Think controlling your smart home devices like lights, thermostat, TV, etc. with your voice. Now, imagine verbally controlling your window tint level.

“Alexa/Siri, tint my windows to 20%.”

As voice assistants like Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant become more prevalent in homes and vehicles, voice control is a logical next interface for controlling electric window tints.

There are several key use cases where voice commands provide value:

  • Hands-free control – Change the tint without needing to find/grab a remote or use an app. This allows drivers to keep hands on the wheel.
  • Accessibility – Those with disabilities who have difficulty with touch controls can control the tint simply by speaking.
  • Multi-tasking – Occupants can change the window tint while continuing to work on another task, without needing to stop to adjust the tint manually.
  • Customizable automation – Users can set up custom voice commands to automate window tinting. For example, “Alexa, dim windows for movie” to activate an ideal tint preset.

Benefits of Voice Control for Window Tints

While voice activated window tints may initially seem like a novelty, this technology offers some compelling benefits:

  • Enhanced accessibility – Voice commands provide a control option for those with disabilities and limited mobility. Those unable to operate remotes/apps can control the tint level just by speaking.
  • Distraction prevention – With voice, drivers can adjust window tint while keeping eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. This enhances safety.
  • Precision adjustments – Voice allows users to calibrate the tint to precise levels, beyond just manual presets like “Clear”, “Mid”, Dark”. Saying “50% tint” provides granular control.
  • Personalized automation – Users can create custom voice commands tailored for highly specific use cases. For example, “Movie tint at 7pm on Saturdays” to trigger an ideal viewing preset weekly.

Experience the Benefits of Electric Tints Today

Electric window films and glass panels enable adjustable tinting and advanced control methods like voice activation. While futuristic, the core technologies already exist today to deliver dramatic benefits over old school static tints.

To experience the advantages firsthand, connect with the window tint specialists at ElectraTint. Call 833-422-1329 or email to discuss your electric smart glass needs. From selection to installation, we have the expertise to spec out an ideal voice-ready solution for your home or office.

The future of window tint control through voice commands is coming. But you don’t have to wait to reap the rewards of electric smart glass. Enhance light control, privacy, comfort, and aesthetics today with index-linked window films. Let ElectraTint show you the possibilities.