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Safety Features Every Custom Home Should Have

Custom Home Design | December 14, 2021

While design, liveability, and comfort are crucial elements of every custom home, safety is an element that should never be overlooked. Regardless of the size or location of your home, it should always be a safe place for you and your family. As leading providers of custom homes for all lifestyles, the team at Ridgepoint Homes knows how vital safety is for every living space. Unfortunately, we also know how often it is overlooked in favour of aesthetic design features and other elements. That is why we have compiled a list of safety features every custom home should have to help you ensure that your home is as safe as possible.

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4 Safety Features to Include in Your Custom Home

To ensure optimal safety and security for you and your family, consider including the following features in your new living space:

1. Smart Locks

While standard deadbolts offer a significant amount of security, there are better options available for your new living space. For enhanced durability, reliable security, and advanced keyless entry capabilities, consider a smart lock system. These advanced units feature wireless connectivity, allowing you to lock or unlock your door with your phone regardless of your location. This is especially useful for confirming that your home is locked after leaving for the day.

2. Smart Cameras

With a variety of options available, it is easy to find the perfect security camera system for your home. The presence of security cameras is often enough to deter potential intruders, increasing security just by having them installed. Most modern cameras also utilize “smart” features to allow for control with various smartphones and tablets. This makes it easy to monitor and secure your home from any location.

3. Advanced Alarm Systems

Modern alarm systems are vital for any home regardless of the neighbourhood or area they are located in. Most of these systems can detect break-ins, smoke, harmful gasses, and many other potential threats before they become a real hazard. These systems are designed to be inconspicuous while maintaining a high level of effectiveness. Most alarms feature wi-fi integration, allowing users to monitor the security of their home from any location and instantly contact relevant authorities if needed.

4. Automated Lighting

Though they are not typically regarded as a safety product, automated lights are an aesthetic and practical feature that greatly enhances visibility at night. Much like other modern devices, automated lighting systems can be connected to your phone for remote operation, allowing you to keep the lights on or turn them off until they are needed.

To learn more about safety for your custom home or to discuss the details of your project, get in touch with the team at Ridgepoint Homes. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to discuss the details of your project.