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How Can Motorized Shades Help You Protect Your Family?

Whether You’re Home or Away, Shades Play a Vital Role in Your Security

How Can Motorized Shades Help You Protect Your Family?

When it comes to protecting your family, there are usually a standard group of technology solutions you’d consider. You’ll likely get some smart locks, surveillance cameras, alarms, and maybe some motion sensors. Many people are surprised to find out about one more important addition: motorized window shades. Smart shading solutions enhance your family’s safety in your Woodbury, Minnesota home in a variety of ways. We highlight some of them below.

SEE MORE: What Are the Biggest Benefits of Installing Motorized Shades?

Keep Your Home Looking Occupied At All Times

Motorized shades can help you protect your space when you leave the house for extended periods of time. Many intruders purposely target properties that look unoccupied since they are less likely to be caught. One way to avoid this is always to give your home a lived-in look. Schedule your shades to open and close throughout the day to simulate activity to make it seem like someone is home. This will deter intruders from targeting your property and will encourage them to move on to an easier target. If you have a lighting control system, you can incorporate lights into these ‘scenes as well.

Protect Your Most Vulnerable Family Members

Smart shading solutions don't just protect your family from exterior threats. They can also help you eliminate one of the biggest safety hazards in your home. The cords associated with traditional shades are a common choking hazard for young kids and pets who get tangled up while playing with them or just trying to walk past them. Motorized window shades eliminate the need for these manual controls by letting you manage them through remotes, touchpads, or mobile apps.

Keep Peeping Toms at Bay at All Times

One safety benefit that most people will acknowledge when it comes to shades is the privacy they provide. While you may want sunlight streaming in throughout the day, you want shades closed at night so no one can look in on your family. In bigger homes, it can be a hassle to make sure you close all window treatments at the end of the day. Make it easy with centralized control. From one mobile app, you can see which shades are open and close them with the press of a button. You can also schedule shades to automatically close at 6 p.m. every day so you can get peace of mind.

Integrate Shades Directly Into Your Security System

You can also link your motorized window shades to your home security to make sure your family is fully protected in case of an emergency. If motion sensors detect unusual activity on your perimeter, shades automatically close so intruders can't look into your home. In the event of a fire, shades will open instead so emergency personnel can look in and assess the situation to find the best way to help your family.

Motorized shades are much more than a stylistic perk for your home. They can have serious safety benefits for your family. To learn more, you can call us at (612) 353-5087 or contact us online.