The Impact of Window Treatments on Home Security

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Exploring Window Treatments and Their Home Security Benefits

When you purchased your home, you may have given little thought to the window treatments you chose. However, as you live in your home a while, you begin to develop a style that appeals to and reflects you and your family. At this time, and throughout your home’s ownership, you will likely update your home’s window coverings. Did you know that some options can actually increase your home’s security?

Others Cannot See Past Your Window Treatments

Burglars search for properties that are easy to break into, but they also need to see inside to determine if you have valuables they can easily get to. If you can block their view, thieves cannot see what you have in your home. If they cannot case it, they cannot get in and out quickly because they have to search for valuables after they get inside. Window treatments, such as blinds and shades, are a great way to obscure the view into your home.

Some Window Coverings Are Flame Retardant

Fire is a major threat to your home. These dangers can come from both inside and outside your house. However, did you know that you can find shades, blinds and curtains that are actually flame retardant? Unlike most treatments, which actually fuel a fire, exacerbating the damage, some options can actually keep fires from spreading or hinder their entrance into your home.

Window Treatments Become Obstacles

Window treatments, from curtains and drapes to blinds and shades make it more difficult to enter into your home from a window. They slow down perpetrators because they have to navigate around them without making too much noise.

You Can Lock Some Treatments

Would it surprise you to know that you can actually lock some blinds, curtains and shutters from the inside? This gives you easy access to get out of the window but prevents others from getting in. These options also protect your windows from flying debris during major storms or when people try to break in.

Treatment Motorization Adds Security

Today’s technological advances can improve your home security too. You can get blinds, curtains and shades that actually run on motors. You can open and close them from remote controls or apps on your smartphone. You can also set them to open and close on a specific schedule.

By scheduling your treatments, it will appear as if you are home even when you are not. You don’t have to worry about being on vacation and your home appearing empty because your blinds will open and close as if you were there.

If you seek greater security for your home, find out how choosing the right window treatments can help. Contact Us for a free consultation.