Somfy, a home automation company, has developed Somfy myLinkTM which is a smartphone app that controls all Radio Technology Somfy (RTS) products. It runs via a small, cordless unit, which is plugged directly into a powerpoint. The app lets you control all RTS motorised products like your lights, blinds, awnings and roller shutters even when you're away from home.
Use a sun and wind sensor to set your blinds to open or close at a certain light level, or in changing weather conditions. When these changes are sensed, motorised window coverings will automatically retract or extend. For example, if the light level goes above a certain threshold, you can automate your blinds to come down assisting with reducing the load on air conditioning.
The idea behind it is to make your home work for you – what more could you possibly want?