The reason my partner and I created Smart Shades Systems, was to address these issues and to make your system right the first time. Whenever possible, pre-wiring your window coverings only makes sense. Could you imagine a builder or electrician telling a home owner, "No, no, we don't need to wire those lights. We can use batteries and a remote". Sure that will work, but we all know the best solution in a new building or renovation is hard-wiring . A fully wired system is superior in reliability, consistent operation, requires no costly battery changes, provides proper serial communication and gives us the ability to integrate to anything from tablets or smart phones along with anything else the future throws at us.