No, we haven’t rolled back the years and we’re not going to talk about some ancient intruder alarm system which operates with a pull-cord. Instead, we’re going to look at some modern inventions which can effectively replace the intruder alarm as we all know it.
Window blinds were initially brought to the market for privacy and decoration reasons. However, over time, manufacturers have started to become more creative with the products they are releasing. Suddenly, blinds are packed with features and while they don’t come armed with a mechanical alarm system, they can prove to be a significant security barrier for your home office.
Let’s briefly discuss the importance of this. Home offices are something where security shouldn’t be taken lightly. This is a room where expensive equipment, important documents and the core areas of a business are kept. Therefore, leaving things to chance just isn’t an option – you need to safeguard these elements in any way possible.
While an intruder alarm is probably advised by most insurance firms, let’s get into the ins and outs of blinds. As we discussed earlier in the article, one of the primary aims of a blind was to safeguard privacy. This ultimately links to security but in the case of modern creations, home offices now have so much more flexibility. Top-down bottom-up shades are something which can prevent prying eyes from seeing your business’ expensive equipment, whilst still allowing natural light to filter in and ultimately enhance your productivity. In other words, you no longer have to shun out all natural light just to protect your office’s belongings.
We could also look at similar type of invention; the solar shade. This blocks out around 70% of UV rays and it therefore goes without saying that it minimizes the visibility from anyone looking from the outside in. It’s just another product that can aid you with your security goals and ultimately make your home office that little bit safer.
There are cases where mechanical systems are required though, with the motorized blind being one such example. If you happen to be leaving your home office unoccupied for long portions of a week, you need to at least give the suggestion that someone is around to provide that crucial deterrent to thieves. Through a programmable timer, this is now possible with the motorized blind and adds just another layer of security onto your home.
As you can see, the amount of flexibility that blinds now provide the home office is staggering. As we have said, an intruder alarm is always going to be a core component of a secure office. However, if you can also take the time to consider some more strategic solutions, you can throw up a lot of deterrents for would-be thieves and safeguard your business in the process. As you may have gathered, most of these solutions happen to be much cheaper than an alarm wired up to a 24/7 security firm as well!