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Safety First: Are Motorized Blinds Safe for Homes with Children or Pets?

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As a parent or pet owner, the safety of your loved ones is always a top priority. When it comes to window treatments, traditional corded blinds can pose a serious risk of entanglement, strangulation, and injury to curious children and playful pets.

Fortunately, the best motorized and smart blinds offer a safe and convenient alternative. In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of motorized blinds and how they can enhance child safety and pet safety in your home.

The Dangers of Traditional Corded Blinds

corded window blinds

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), corded window coverings are one of American homes’ top five hidden hazards. According to CPSC data from 2009 to 2021, over 200 cases of children below 8 years old were reported to have been involved in cord strangulation incidents.

Hence, CPSC emphasizes the dangers of strangulation and the importance of implementing safety measures to prevent such incidents.
Pets, too, are at risk of entanglement and strangulation from corded blinds. Cats, in particular, are known for their curiosity and love of climbing, which can lead to dangerous encounters with window cords

The Smart Solution: Motorized Blinds

motorized blinds on the window, remote controlled for easy adjustment

Motorized blinds offer a safe, cord-free alternative to traditional window treatments, significantly decreasing the risk of child or pet strangulation. They come in an assortment of styles, such as horizontal and vertical blinds in many different materials, so you’re sure to find an appropriate match for any room in your home’s décor.

Cordless Lift System

The key safety feature of motorized blinds is the cordless lift system. Instead of relying on cords to raise and lower the blinds, motorized window treatments use a quiet, hidden motor to control the movement of the shades. This eliminates the entanglement hazard posed by loose cords, providing a safer environment for children and pets.

Remote Control and Smart Home Integration

In addition to enhanced safety, motorized blinds offer the convenience of remote control operation. With the touch of a button, you can easily adjust your window coverings to control light, privacy, and temperature in your home. Many smart blinds also integrate with popular smart home systems, allowing you to control your shades using voice commands or a smartphone app.

Automatic Shutoff and Safety Sensors

Some high-end motorized blinds come equipped with automatic shutoff features and safety sensors. These ensure that the blinds will stop when obstructions are sensed, whether a child’s arm or a pet’s paw, preventing potential injuries.

Frequently Asked Questions on Motorized Blinds

Motorized blinds have a higher upfront cost than traditional ones. However, its benefits outweigh the costs, increasing long-term value. Many homeowners find that the peace of mind and ease of use provided by motorized blinds are worth the investment.

In most cases, motorized blinds require professional installation to ensure safety and proper techniques are applied. At Bloomin’ Blinds of Austin, our experienced technicians can help you select the best motorized blinds for your home and provide expert installation services.

Absolutely! Motorized blinds come in various styles. Furthermore, there’s also a selection of colors and fabrics to complement your décor—blackout blinds, privacy blinds, or light-filtering blinds are just a few choices available to complete your look!

Prioritize Safety with Motorized Blinds

Home safety should always come first for families with young children or pets, which makes motorized blinds an effective and sensible solution. By eliminating potentially hazardous cords and offering remote control operation, motorized blinds offer peace of mind while creating a safer living environment. 

Bloomin’ Blinds of Austin is dedicated to finding the right motorized blinds that meet all three criteria—safety, style, and comfort.

Ready to upgrade your home with safe and stylish motorized blinds? Contact Bloomin’ Blinds of Austin today to schedule a free in-home consultation. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will guide you through the process of selecting the best motorized blinds for your needs and budget. Don’t wait – take the first step towards a safer, smarter home today!

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Kelsey Stuart

Kelsey is the current CEO for Bloomin’ Blinds and has been an expert in the window covering industry since 2002. He is an expert in window treatment sales and marketing, and has sold over $2.5 million in window coverings in a year. Kelsey’s favorite hobby is traveling and tries to take week-long trips at least once every three months. He also enjoys anything involving mountains, pine needles, and hiking.

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