Smart Glass for Privacy, Comfort & Entertainment at Home

Smart Glass for Privacy, Comfort & Entertainment at Home

Since installing a PrimeView window with the award winning system at Boa Lounge (Now called Reign) in Hoboken, we’re getting more and more requests for Smart Glass in people’s homes. Though Smart Glass is typically thought of as a component for commercial systems, they’re getting more prevalent with residential systems.

Homeowners can install Smart Glass to enhance privacy, assist with temperature control or hide entertainment. The most popular, so far, has been mirrors with vanishing TV screens inside them; like we installed for recent projects in Hoboken, Hudson TeaEdgewater and again in Hoboken.

The Wall Street Journal reports :

The choice of what glass to use in your home is no longer clear.

Different varieties of so-called smart glass can keep out prying eyes, regulate room temperature or conceal televisions.

Inspired by the workplace environment, more homeowners are demanding similar technology for their residences, says Anthony Branscum of Innovative Glass Corp., based in Plainview, N.Y.

“We’ve seen more and more consumer-driven requests for the product,” he says.

Here are a few intelligent ways to put smart glass to work.

Switch to Privacy

Switchable privacy glass consists of two panels that sandwich a polymer-dispersed liquid-crystal film that conducts electricity. The glass is opaque—until the voltage is switched on, which causes the film’s particles to align, turning the glass transparent. The glass is used to divide or conceal rooms (an open-plan kitchen can vanish when guests are over) and can be hooked up to motion sensors (a shower door that turns opaque upon entering).

Watch Yourself

Tired of staring at your own reflection? A mirror that is also a television may be the answer. The MirrorVue TV is built onto coated, two-way glass that acts like a TV screen but looks like a mirror when it is off

Heat Resistant

Three layers of glass that control heat and deaden noise. Two glass panels sandwich a low-emissivity, or Low E, coating—a metallic-based layer that blocks UV light.

Smarten Up

Glass Apps makes an adhesive film with a wired edge that can be soldered invisibly onto existing glass to give it the qualities of privacy glass—an option for homeowners who want to retrofit their home.

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