Often regarded as “The Lifestyle City,” Perth is in the midst of experiencing exciting expansion, rapid economic growth, and increasing cultural diversity. It’s also known as one of the safest cities in Australia, with below average crime rates and city streets safeguarded with innovative CCTV systems and other security measures. However, that doesn’t mean Perth residents should become complacent about home security.
Even in the safest suburbs, homes can still be targeted by organised criminals or opportunistic thieves taking advantage of a lack proper home security. Fortunately, there are many ways to deter potential burglars from targeting your home, and the great news is that a home fitted with the right security features, is also considered a valuable home! In fact installing roller shutters and other safety features could potentially add as much value as a new roof, pool, or even a fresh paint job.
Here’s 5 of the best innovative home security features that will give you peace of mind and improve your home’s value.
Custom Security Doors and Screens
Feeling safe is key to living a happy, comfortable life in your own home, and security screen doors and windows help achieve you to achieve this goal. While security screens and doors aren’t new to the scene, there have been many advances which have made contemporary versions more stylish and safer than ever.
Gone are the days of heavy, bulky security doors that stand out like an eyesore. It’s now possible for your security door to blend in with the aesthetic of your home, whilst featuring high-performance, impenetrable protection.
Adding customised new doors and screens can transform the look of your home and add one of the highest levels of protection. This improved look and the peace of mind of having reliable anti-theft measures will be highly desired by potential home buyers. Installing screens and doors will be sure to bump up the price of your home if/when the time comes to sell.
High-Quality Motion Sensor Lights
Thieves will rarely target a well-lit home, but we don’t want our houses lit up like a Christmas tree all night! Motion sensor lights are a wonderful addition. Affordable, relatively simple to install, and available in a range of styles to complement the exterior of your home, motion sensor lights can deter burglars and anyone with ill intent from trespassing on your property at night as they will turn on if they sense any movement. Thieves don’t want to draw any attention to themselves and will typically bolt once lights start alerting people to any movement outside.
‘Smart’ Door Bells
Smart door bells have been found to add value to a home, especially by Millennials who are excited by Smart Home technology. Incredibly cost-effective, and reliable these nifty little devices are becoming increasingly popular in Australian homes. Allowing homeowners to see who’s at the door even when they are away from home, they are a fantastic way of keeping track of what happens in the area, seeing when your parcels are delivered, and knowing who is visiting your home when you’re not there.
High Performance Security Cameras
Modern home security cameras provide a crystal clear picture of what’s happening around your home. Giving you a visual recording of any suspicious activity in and around your premises, today’s cameras can be connected to your smartphone or computer, allowing you to monitor your home’s interior and exterior in real time.
An effective security system with CCTV security cameras will be able to alert you to an intrusion, and record the incident to video, giving you more chance to have any stolen property returned.
Installing a home security camera system is a smart investment. While it may be a significant financial outlay to have it all set up, there’s no doubting that it can increase your home’s value as prospective buyers can see that the property is well secured. A well-secured home is a valuable home!
Customised Security Roller Shutters
There’s not many other security measures that stack up to roller shutters. Offering the highest level of protection to your property, modern roller shutters are also sleek, sophisticated and enhance the overall look of your home. There are so many benefits to installing roller shutters:
- Increased security – keeping your family and belongings safe from intruders.
- Better insulation – keeping your house warmer in the cooler winter months, and more comfortable on those hot summer days.
- Energy savings – easily regulate the temperature in your home and reduce your reliance on expensive heating and cooling systems.
- Improved privacy – stop prying eyes from peering into your home.
- Noise reduction – minimise noise transfer from loud neighbours, barking dogs, and nearby traffic.
- Bushfire protection – keeping homes in bushfire-prone areas safer from ember attacks.
Roller shutters bring so much to home, so it’s only natural that a home with roller shutters installed will attract more potential buyers when it comes time to sell.
Kitting your home out with premium security solutions now will see you reap the rewards in the future. Just how much value do they add? Well it’s hard to tell for sure. But one thing is for certain, there’s always a bidding war for homes which offer a high level of safety and security!
Whether you are looking to sell, or you just want to have the confidence that your family is safe, get in touch with the team at Nu Style Shutters today. Call 1300 296 820 or enquire online for a free measure and quote.