It’s a new year, but did you forget that we are still in the Fall Back time change? Unfortunately, thieves have not. In fact, many of them are banking on it (pun intended). Crime typically peaks at the beginning of the year, once people relax from the holiday season rush. Dark unattended homes are the best targets for thieves. The most experienced burglars look for non-movement and dimly lit areas. New advancements in window treatments make thieves opportunities much harder.
Automated Window Treatments
Before automation, timed lighting systems were the primary choice for homeowners seeking to show activity at home. Timed systems do have a distinct disadvantage of being predictable. A burglar that is doing his homework can note the times that lights go on and off; essentially verifying the use of a timer. Automated window treatments do not have timer predictability.
One of our favorite window treatment manufacturers, Hunter Douglass, features window shades that automatically adjusts. The PowerView® Motorization system was last year’s Reddot award winner. Some of the systems prominent capabilities include:
- PowerView® App allows owner to run window shades from a smart phone, tablet or computer
- App can calculate sunrise and sunsets and adjust shades accordingly
- Linkable to major whole-home automation manufacturers like Nest, Logitech, Savant, Creston ELAN, and RTI.
Paper Doll Interiors assists homeowners in Bermuda Dunes, Cathedral City, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, and Thousand Palms with interior design. Our window treatments are among the most beautiful and safe in the region. With thousands of window treatment options available, we offer a nearly endless number of arrangement styles. We are confident that we can design a window treatment that makes the most of outdoor/indoor light while adding another layer of protection to your home’s security.