Child and pet safety has become one of the top priorities in the manufacturing and design of window treatments today. From cordless alternatives to motorized mechanisms, many of the industry’s leading producers are innovating operating systems designed with safety for both children and pets. By eliminating potentially hazardous corded systems, the risk of accidents has been substantially reduced. Inventively, multiple solutions now exist that offer maximum safety as well as appeal to unique design preferences.
The Cordless Operating System completely eliminates the need to have an operating cord. In order to maneuver a cordless window treatment, the user must simply use his or her fingers to raise and/or lower the shade or blind. This is an especially convenient and popular option for many consumers.
Another child and pet safe operating system is the Retractable Cord/Wand, which uses a single retractable cord mechanism to raise and lower the window shade. Many of the products feature a single action pull of the cord to lower the shade. The constant cord length means there are never any long, dangling cords to detract from the appearance of the shade or pose a safety hazard.
Motorization offers the most convenient and effortless solution for child and pet safety. Users can effortlessly raise, lower, traverse, or tilt their window coverings all with the convenience of pressing a button.
Completely eliminating cord operating systems is not the only solution to reducing the risk of accidents, however. Products that are operated by a cord can be installed with a Cord Tensioner, which is designed with a spring tension and bracket that properly hold looped cords tightly and reduce the risk of entanglement.
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