If you are in the process of building a new build home, you may not have considered the steps you can take to improve the property's security during the construction process. You could design and install a security system after a property has been constructed. However, taking action during the construction process allows you to create a comprehensive home security system. Read on to find out more about three security measures you should consider when working with construction contractors to build your new home.
Walls, fences and other barriers
When drawing up plans for your home, you should consider how the physical environment impacts the security of your property. For example, during the construction phase, the contractors could build additional walls or fences on the property which will help to deter and prevent attacks by intruders. After all, if an intruder needs to scale a large fence or wall to gain entry into a property, they may think twice. Walls and fences will also help to prevent would-be-attackers from seeing into the property which will disrupt their ability to plan a home invasion. If you do not like the idea of having a large wall or fence on your property, you may wish to consider digging a moat or installing plants which contain sharp needles or which are difficult to negotiate along the edge of the property.
CCTV works in two ways. Firstly, it will help to deter intruders who will be wary of being filmed. Secondly, if an attack does take place, a CCTV system in your home will help to capture important evidence which may help the police to track and prosecute the intruders. By asking the construction contractors to install a CCTV system when the house is built, you can ensure that the electrical and data cables are properly installed. If you attempt to install a CCTV once the house is completed, you may find it difficult to position the cameras or the wiring due to the design of the property.
Construction contractors can also install security doors on your property. Security doors are reinforced which means that they can cope with the high levels of force which may be used by an attacker who is trying to gain entry. In the past, security doors were unsightly. However, modern security doors can now be manufactured to look just like a regular wooden door which means you do not need to compromise when it comes to maintaining the visual appeal of your home.
If you would like further advice, speak to a construction contractor today.