With the changing, uncertain times, home security is more important than ever before. The right security system can help you to protect the belongings that you have worked so hard to accumulate and also to help you to preserve treasured family mementos. If you are in the market for luxury single-family homes, here are three security features you should look for.
1. Gated Community
Gated communities are prized for having astonishingly low crime rates and carefully manicured streets since the entire entrance of the community is protected with a steel fence and possibly, a security detail. People who live in the community can enjoy gate keyfobs that allow you to come and go easily, and you can call down to the office or give your visitors a code if they want to come over.
If you are looking for a gorgeous new house within a gated community, read past resident reviews to see what people say about how the area is managed. Keep in mind that some communities are designed better than others, and some security teams take their jobs more seriously. Read what people are saying about particular gated communities and any challenges they may have come across.
2. Sturdy Fence
Look for a home with a well-built, solid fence. Whether you are looking for a wrought-iron fence or a professionally installed brick variety, check for a house that has a fence that you would be proud to call your own. Look for a version that offers security where you need it and that has a professional gate that has been maintained well. Ask your home inspector to check out the quality and condition of the gate so that you are ready for whatever repairs will come your way.
3. Advanced Security System
Check to see if the previous owners had installed an advanced home security system. Look for a version that has home automation options and that is designed to make home security as seamless and simple as possible. Check for the presence of security cameras and motion detectors since those additions could make it easier to keep your home secure—whether you are home or not.
Anytime you are thinking about investing in luxury property, work with a real estate agent who has experience buying and selling those properties. In addition to helping you to narrow down neighborhoods and areas that would be a good investment, experienced real estate agents can streamline the process and simplify negotiations. Talk with different real estate agents in your area to learn more.