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Choosing the right security measures for your home

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Living in South Africa offers many opportunities. The best property investments can be made here. With our wonderful weather and expansive, luxury homes to choose from it’s no wonder that South Africa has become a hotspot for international property investors as well. But what about you, the resident who is thinking about cementing your homeownership status with gusto? Is the area you are moving into safe enough? Do you have the tools to kit out your surroundings with the latest security measures? We look at how you can ensure your home and family are taken care of. 

Basic safety precautions should be a habit 

Crime statistics in South Africa indicate that home invasions and armed robberies can happen in any neighbourhood at any given time. However, when you live in a gated community this number is greatly reduced and in most instances can be almost zero. The lifestyle estates in South Africa are considered to be among the best in the world when it comes to security. REALGLEN Properties has a number of sought-after listings within some of these estates in Gauteng. 

While you can effectively enforce additional security measures for your stand-alone property, there is nothing like knowing access to your property is monitored. Most successful residential estates have the following in common: 

  • CCTV footage
  • Biometric access
  • Boom gates
  • Access code entry and exit 
  • Patrolling guards 
  • Estate app notifications 
  • Emergency services support 

Secure your stand-alone property 

If you do not live in an estate, there are still unique methods of protecting your home and valuables. This includes:

  • A well-lit exterior and interior. 
  • Motion sensor lights
  • Inside window locks
  • Sliding door barriers
  • Alarm system 
  • Eliminate hiding places
  • In-home camera system 
  • Guard dogs 
  • Automatic gates

These measures will help deter criminals from targeting your home. However, the best way to ensure your property is always looked after is to invest in living in an estate. The safety and peace of mind that comes with is unmatched, especially in today’s uncertain times where anything can happen. It’s critical for family members who are at home for most of the day to feel safe and free without having to worry about locking a door each time they turn around. Estate living is perfect for stay-at-home parents, those who require elderly care or those who work from home and need a safe environment to create an at-home office with equipment. 

Alarm companies and private security in South Africa 

When you live in an estate, you can still choose to have a private home security system installed that includes an alarm, panic buttons and cameras. This ensures that your property is protected against theft, unauthorised entry by other people on the estate and so forth. You will have video evidence of any claims and it can be a bonus for insurance companies you use to cover your valuables and household contents. 

REALGLEN Properties has an array of safe, family-friendly homes in areas you will love. Whether you are dedicated to living in an estate or want to buy a house in a prestigious suburb, we’ve got you covered. Arrange a viewing with one of our trusted property practitioners today and let us guide you on the right path.

Author REALGLEN Properties
Published 23 May 2024 / Views -
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