Smart Windows: All You Need To Know On New Technology

22 September 2020

Over the years, technology has slowly taken over every aspect of our lives. From our phones, our cars and even our homes.

New technology is everywhere. 

Everyday there seems to be a new technological craze, making it hard to keep up.

But, what does this mean for upgrading your home? 

Smart windows are the latest technological breakthrough set to take the window business by storm. 

We are here to break down everything you need to know about smart windows and smart glass, showing you what their benefits are. 

What Are Smart Windows?

From the outside smart windows seem no different to your traditional window but the potential capabilities of smart windows can’t be matched.

Smart window frames are packed with the latest tech, making it possible for homeowners to be notified if a window is left open. You can also be alerted when you’ve forgotten to lock a window, helping improve security (and keep you in-check with your home insurance policy!).

Whilst smart window technology is still in its early stages its potential goes far beyond just security purposes. 

Smart Glass

Smart glass uses separate technology to smart windows but like smart windows, smart glass’ potential is endless. 

Whereas smart window tech is fitted within the window frames, smart glass windows tech is built within the glass itself. 

Let’s take a look at some of the smart glass options available.

Self-cleaning glass 

A window that cleans itself sounds like something from your dreams, right? Well, it’s very real. 

Dual action self-cleaning smart glass windows help to keep your window clean so you don’t have to. 

The self-cleaning glass is made up of two coatings: The first coating contains titanium dioxide that works with sunlight to break up dirt. The second coating makes it easy to rinse off broken up dirt. .  

Window films

Sometimes you want a bit of privacy, smart glass films offer you just that. 

Smart glass films allow you turn the window from clear to opaque to clear with just a touch of a button, allowing you to adjust privacy with ease. Who even needs blinds anymore?

What Are The Benefits Of Smart Windows?

 Now that we have a greater understanding of smart windows and their features, why choose smart windows?


Life doesn’t have to be hard and smart windows aim to make life easier for you, allowing you to keep a check on things and manage your windows easily.


You can’t put a price on peace of mind and smart windows offer you extra security to keep your home protected and ease your worries.  With being able to complete automated security checks when you leave your home, to helping ensure that your windows are locked to comply with your home insurance policy, smart windows really do revolutionise your home.

Easy installation 

Even with the added features and technology included in smart windows, smart windows are no harder to install than a traditional window, meaning that installation costs are kept to a minimum, despite the increased functionality.

Interested in smart windows or smart glass?

Begin the road to upgrading your home with smart windows or glass by speaking to a local window installer near you.

You can use our online installer search tool to find a window company near you, who will happily talk through the potential options of making your home smarter.