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Top 3 Ways Window Treatments Prevent Burglaries In Your Home

Top 3 Ways Window Treatments Prevent Burglaries In Your Home

Safety.com tells us that most burglaries occur between the hours of 10:00 am and 3:00 pm, with 23% of all burglaries in the United States occurring with the burglar entering through a 1st-floor window. These opportunists look for a hidden entry and a quick getaway. Here are a few ways to keep your home safe by the strategic use of your blinds and shades.

1.) Have Window Treatments Down When The Room Is Not In Use

Thieves typically do not want to be seen, heard or even noticed. The likelihood of an individual to attempt a burglary if they know a person is in the home is slim to none. Having window treatments fully drawn up can give a thief exactly the information it needs to decide whether to intrude or not. Creating doubt can be the difference between avoiding a disaster. Keep your blinds or shades down with zero visibility from the outside and you’ll be less likely to fall victim to these opportunists.

2.) Home Automation Timers and Schedules

As previously discussed, burglars are always gathering information. As NBC affiliate 7KTVB explains, some burglars will even scout out a neighborhood or house before even attempting to break in to see what a homeowner’s weekday schedule looked like and their habits. With new innovations in technology always changing, window treatments can be made to sync with home automation systems or even an Amazon Alexa or Google Home device. If your window treatment is compatible, schedules can be made so that your blinds or shades move at desired times of the day or specific days of the week, even if you are not home. For a burglar gathering research, seeing your blinds move during the day could be the single thing that keeps your home on the bottom of their list.

3.) Bottom-Up / Top-Down Feature

The window treatment industry offers countless options for design. Whether it is a specific fabric that offers different levels of visibility or a specific lifting system, there are various window treatment options that are sure to be able to satisfy most people’s needs. There are a few products on the market that offer a bottom-up/top-down feature. This photo from Graber Window Fashions shows what this feature looks like while in use. If you are the type of person that may forget to close your blinds or shades when leaving your home, this feature might work best for you. The bottom-up/top-down feature allows for natural light to enter a room from the top, while also maintaining privacy.


The father-daughter team is a family-focused business that serves the greater St. Louis, Missouri area. At Cardinal Blinds & Shutters in St. Louis, Missouri we are the leader in service and offer a wide variety of product offerings. Whether you just moved into a new home or have that one window that needs attention, you can count on our family-run business to help you through every step of your STL window treatment project.

The Cardinal Blinds & Shutters team offers commercial sales and installation as well as a blind and shade cleaning service to keep your home or commercial facility looking new. Our service area includes Ballwin, Chesterfield, Clayton, Frontenac, Kirkwood, Ladue, O’ Fallon Missouri, St. Charles, St. Louis, St. Peter’s, Town and Country, Webster Groves and Wentzville.