How Childproof Is Your Home?

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Safety is a concern for everyone, especially when it comes to protecting infants and young children. An important part of raising children is careful adult supervision of activities in the home. Parents and other caregivers need to be aware of their children’s surroundings at all times in order to anticipate and prevent potential injury.

One of the most overlooked areas in the home is the window. Whether opened or closed, windows are a potential hazard to the safety and well-being of small children. Inquisitive children can easily climb up onto a windowsill and fall out of the window. Window locks are essential in preventing these accidents.

Window covering cords can also pose a danger. Hunter Douglas, the top name in custom window treatments, has developed a variety of alternate lifting systems that eliminate lift cords or make them less accessible to tots. The reality is, where we see the unremarkable, functional aspects of daily domestic life, a child may see an intriguing tangle of wires, a space in which to hide, a plant or pills that look good to eat or a bottle of cleaning fluid that resembles the juice that Mommy takes out of the refrigerator.

At Hunter Douglas, we urge parents to never leave young children unattended, especially in areas where they can access the windows. Viewing your home from top to bottom through a child’s eyes is recommended. Test your childproofing awareness and knowledge by taking the quiz in the sidebar.

Safety is Priority #1

The Drapery Guy in Westlake Village specializes in Hunter Douglas products because they are the number one name in custom window treatments. To help prevent injuries from window treatment lift cords, Hunter Douglas has engineered a variety of safer operating systems.

One alternative that completely eliminates lift cords is PowerView™ Motorization, an advanced, battery-powered automation system that allows you to program and schedule your Hunter Douglas window treatments to operate on their own with the PowerView App or operate them via the artfully designed Pebble™ remote control.

The UltraGlide® system features a single, retractable cord that maintains a constant length, whether the shade is raised or lowered, which significantly reduces access to the lift cord.

For Hunter Douglas Designer Rollers Shades, there is a Cordless Lifting System that is a spring-like clutch lifting system in place of a traditional operating cord where shades can be raised and lowered with a gentle pull on the bottom bar or decorative pull.

A variety of Hunter Douglas vertically oriented products, including Luminette® Privacy Sheers, Skyline™ Gliding Window Panels and Custom Vertical Blinds, work with a wand option that allows all functions to be controlled by a single wand without the need for operating cords.

For window fashions with continuous cord loops, Hunter Douglas offers a Cord Tensioner that keeps the cords taut under spring tension so that children cannot become easily entangled.

For standard cordlock products, the cord cleat allows excess lift cords to be tightly wrapped around it for both enhanced safety and a neater appearance at the window.

Hunter Douglas Inc. is a national sponsor of Habitat for Humanity, covering windows in every Habitat home built in the U.S. and Canada. Headquartered in Pearl River, New York, the company is the leading manufacturer of custom window treatments in North America.

For more information, visit The Drapery Guy at 31133 Via 
Colinas #101 in Westlake Village or call 818.707.8500.