Window treatments are present in most homes due to their ability to provide privacy and control light. Using motorized window treatments will allow you the flexibility to do both without having to lift a finger. You can have your automated shades open in the mornings to allow the morning sun to fill the house, and close automatically in the evenings when you set the alarm before bedtime.
Motorized blinds also offer an elegant way to control heat in rooms, especially for windows in those hard to reach areas (such as 2-story foyers). This will work hand-in-hand with your automated lights and climate control to create an energy efficient home.