Nothing’s more important than the safety of your little ones, but it can easily be overlooked when it comes to your window treatments. Did you know your current window treatments that operate with cords might be unsafe for your children and pets? That’s especially true if you bought your coverings before 2001. The Window Coverings Safety Council strongly recommends cordless window treatments and inaccessible-cord alternatives like automated operating systems and wand controls.
Cordless Manual Operating Systems
There are cordless manual operating systems designed to enhance child and pet safety that are easy to operate. To raise and lower your shades, all you do is lift or lower the bottom rail (some systems use a spring-assist feature). These cordless systems are perfect for window treatments because it gives them a clean, uncluttered look.
A Cordless Powerhouse for Enhanced Child Safety
Motorized operating systems offer the convenience of cordless control while providing a safer environment for children and pets. Program your shades right where you want them and operate them automatically with a simple push of a button, tap on a mobile device or voice control. You can even schedule different combinations of shades in the room to raise or lower at different times of the day.
Retractable Cord Systems
Although retractable cord systems do contain cords, they keep cords at a short, constant length. Since there are no messy, dangling cords, it’s safer for children and pets and creates a clean, polished appearance. The retractable cord system is available on a number of different window treatments, including energy-efficient cellular shades and Roman shades that have no rear cords for a clean appearance and enhanced child and pet safety.
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