When searching for the perfect Hampstead NH real estate for you and your family, security is the most essential component. If not convinced, consider this: As many as two million burglaries occur throughout homes across America every single year.
That said, knowing all of the latest technologies and methods for ensuring a safe home can be difficult for the average person exploring the Hampstead NH real estate market. Following are some of the most crucial ones.
Ample Exterior Lighting
Burglars or intruders are less inclined to enter a well-lit property than a property that is poorly lit. Especially when the light extends to the home’s perimeters, an intruder cannot break in under the veil of darkness. Indeed, as many as 90 percent of homebuyers say they want a home that includes good exterior lighting.
These lighting arrangements may also include pendant lights by the doorway as well as walkway lights. Such illumination allows for safe passage by family members and guests as they enter or exit your house at night.
Meanwhile, also look for homes pre-equipped with spotlights. Ideally, these spotlights should give you a better view of the home’s perimeter without having to go outside in the middle of the night.
The design of a reinforced door is intended to stave off any kicks or impacts delivered by an intruder. This type of door requires a much greater blow to even incur damage. Would-be burglars, aware that your doors are reinforced, often don’t even begin their attempt to break into your home. Time is always of the essence for burglars; reinforced doors simply take too long to compromise.
Security Cameras with Command Center
Ideally, you want a home with security cameras already installed and functioning throughout the property. Ordering them yourself and asking for a contractor to install them after your home purchase may actually cost you more money than their inclusion in the sale price. Meanwhile, also look for a home with a ‘command center’ that comes with various screens displaying all the video footage of all the cameras installed on the property.
In some cases, burglaries occur as a result of leaving the doors unlocked while everyone in the family is away. Thanks to smart locks, you no longer need to wonder if the doors are locked or not.
Smart locks are typically designed to be controlled from a smart gadget, allowing you to readily lock the door from your smartphone or tablet. Meanwhile, smart locks also allow you to control and grant access to people in your home. This way, you can readily let friends and family remotely keep track of everyone going inside simultaneously.
Be sure to check for these important home security features when you consider various houses on the market. Also consult a professional for assistance in this regard. Your exclusive buyer’s agent can check for listings with the security features you desire and show you homes that meet your criteria when looking for Hampstead NH real estate. Call Janet White at Buyer’s Option Realty today. (603) 881-3800.
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