In addition to adequate security systems, a property owner can use window blinds to help deter a burglar
Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) October 1, 2009
Homeowners often use high-tech security systems to protect their home. Door and window blinds can also be used to enhance security.
According to the FBI 2008 Crime in the United States (CIUS) report an estimated 2,222,196 burglaries occurred in that year. 61.2 percent involved forcible entry, 32.3 percent were unlawful entries without force, and 6.4 percent were forcible entry attempts. Burglaries of residential properties accounted for 70.3 percent of all burglary offenses. (http://www.fbi.gov)
"In addition to adequate security systems, a property owner can use window blinds to help deter a burglar," says Chris Stanley of Blinds Chalet.
- Use window blinds or shades to block the view into rooms with valuable items
- Close window coverings and window blinds at night or when you are away
- If you are away, leave some window coverings partially open, with a lamp or Television on a timer to make the appearance that someone is home.
"If you have windows in your home where you are concerned about blocking the view, look at roller shades, solar screen shades, and soft sheer shades which are window covering options that can offer some privacy without entirely blocking out light or the view outside," says Stanley.
For More Information:
For more information on Blinds Chalet or current trends in the Window Treatment industry, contact Chris Stanley by phone at: 1-888-633-7840 or 480-633-7840 or email at info(at)blindschalet(dot)com. Visit Blinds Chalet on-line.