Like most homeowners, you probably think installing motorized blinds and shades in your home would be pretty cool. With just the touch of a button, you could raise or lower the shades, or tilt the blinds to let in more or less light. Who wouldn’t want that kind of convenience?

We get it, for most people, “pretty cool” isn’t a good enough reason to install them just yet. But what if we told you, along with the added convenience, there are even safety reasons to install them? Below, we’ll take a look at the top three reasons you need motorized shades and blinds in your home.

Reason #1: You have children. Corded blinds are dangerous because they pose a strangulation hazard to children. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, between 1990 and 2015, more than 16,000 children in the United States were treated for injuries caused by window blind cords. While the majority of these incidents weren’t serious, 271 children died from their injuries. With motorized blinds and shades, you don’t have the dangling cords, making them much more ideal for homeowners with kids.

Reason #2: You have hard-to-reach windows. Whether you have windows that go up to the ceiling or are located behind furniture, motorized blinds and shades can turn a strenuous job into an effortless one. There’s no need to climb the furniture to achieve your desired lighting or spend time drawing them open or closed one-by-one in hard-to-reach places. Just hit a button on your smartphone to instantly create the perfect lighting.

Reason #3: You want the convenience. There are countless instances around the house where motorized shades and blinds come in handy. For instance, you’ll love the ability to effortless lower all the shades at once and eliminate any glare the minute you’re ready to start family movie night or turn on the big game. Plus, when you’re trying to wake up in the morning, just tap a button to open the shades to make it that much easier to spring out of bed. All these all-too-common scenarios make having motorized blinds and shades a true win.  

While ensuring the safety of the kiddos running around the house, along with the added convenience of controlling your blinds and shades with the touch of a button, there’s really so much motorized shades have to offer. Until you have them in your home, you really don’t know what you’re missing out on.