Home security is a very important yet often overlooked factor when it comes to building a house. This is truly unfortunate as it can have regretful consequences and outcomes like robberies and even physical harm. It often happens that only after living in a house for a few months, one begins to realise all the problems with it and how it could have been built to be more safe and secure. Then a lot more money will have to be spent on renovation or a lot of time will have to spent worrying and being stressed that robbers will eventually find the weak point in the house to break into.
Prevention is always better than cure. So, in order to prevent anxiety and stress, security should be your main focus in the planning stage of building your home. Today we're here to help you with planning the security of your new home with some tips and information you should know about.
Security systems such as cameras and alarms are usually installed at the entry points of houses so make sure you allow enough space for it to be installed. The main living areas of your home and the corridor should also have space for security system installation. For more ideas, here are 8 tips to make your home safe and secure.
All the entry points should be secured obviously, but make sure there is no possibility of entrance whatsoever on the first floor in particular because this is the most accessible point of entry. It is best not to have any large windows on the first floor. If there are windows, they should be grilled and very secure with possible way to enter. Also make sure all doors are secure, especially glass doors. Glass doors should be avoided on the first floor. For more ideas, here are 15 iron bars that make your home beautiful and safe.
Outdoor lighting installation should be carefully planned so that every dark corner of the house is well-lit. Also make sure to light up the areas where the cameras are placed, but be careful to check that the glare from the light does not distort the picture on the camera. For more ideas here are 7 ways to enhance the security of your house.
There is still time to integrate home security essentials. For example, you can install deadbolt locks on the exterior doors. It is worthwhile to invest in a good quality lock although it will be more expensive as they are much more secure. Here are 10 ideas of master security doors for more protection. You can also strengthen and make doors more secure with a metal sheet or plywood.
Simple things like warning signs of fierce dogs can have a significant impact too. However make sure these signs are well-lit so they can be spotted at night at all the possible main entry points on the ground floor.
We hope this guide will help you to make better decisions while building your house, so that it is more secure and safe. For more ideas like this, please refer to 12 home facade designs for privacy and security.