How Window Blinds are Providing Home Security This Christmas

In recent months, we have talked about the best blinds for heat insulation, keeping your home warm this winter, and choosing the right fabrics for your indoor shade, from coronosafe fabrics, to wipe clean, flame retardant and moisture resistant blinds. With these factors considered, a further important benefit of window blinds is that they help to improve your home security.

Whilst Christmas should be a time of joy and relaxation, sadly, there is often a rise in home burglaries over the festive season. With many homes full of new and in some cases expensive presents, opportunist thieves will take every chance they get to break into homes across the country. So the question is, what difference do window blinds make?

It’s really quite simple. Whilst blinds don’t provide much of a physical layer of security, they help to considerably lessen the possibility of a burglary by preventing the wrong people from being able to see through your windows. As a result, your blinds provide effective home security and considerably improve your peace of mind that your home will be safe from thieves. 

Which window blinds provide the best security?

When it comes to preventing opportunist burglars from seeing into your home, the style of blinds you choose does not matter too much, providing that the fabric is not see through. When choosing blinds for the purpose of security, you may consider the following:

  • Blackout blinds – as well as being designed to black out the most light, blackout blinds are also impossible to see through. Roller blinds are especially effective in blocking your windows from prying eyes when rolled all the way down. 
  • Perfect fit blinds – perfect fit blinds are designed to completely cover your window panes and doors, helping provide complete coverage against potential burglars.
  • Wooden shutters and venetian blinds – if you are looking for blinds that prevent outsiders from looking into your home, but also provide a further level of security should thieves try to enter your home through a window, window shutters and venetian blinds, particularly wooden designs, are especially difficult to get past, especially without making a lot of noise. 

Why choose motorised blinds?

Motorised blinds that can be controlled by an integrated system help to further increase home security. Whilst most of us will be spending a lot more time at home this Christmas than we usually would as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, automated blinds can be a great security solution if you are away from home, whether you are taking some exercise, or visiting someone in your bubble. You can programme blinds in your upstairs rooms to open and close at the ideal times while you are out of the house, creating the illusion that you are at home, and decreasing the chances of your home being a target of thieves. 

Window Blinds and Shutters in Birmingham

At Taydec, we supply and install a wide range of window blind and shutter solutions for homes in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. To contact us, please call 0121 2411531 and we will be happy to assist you.