When you are looking at new luxury Maple Grove homes for sale, safety is one of the main considerations to keep in mind. After all, if you wish to enjoy your lavish surroundings, you don’t need the worry of break-ins or burglaries. As much as possible, you also want a new place that essentially protects itself, without much work on your part.
Home burglaries are all too common throughout the U.S. In fact, in 2015, the FBI estimated that more than $12 billion worth of property was stolen. Unsurprisingly, one of the main targets for burglars are high-end homes. Burglars typically identify luxury homes by various signs of wealth: expensive vehicles, enormous premises, lavish landscapes, and swimming pools, as well as other indicators. However, burglars tend to flinch when noticing serious security features. They fear the length of time required to break into a highly protected home.
What kind of security features should you demand? Following are a few to look for when checking out luxury homes for sale.
If you think security cameras are only applicable for commercial buildings, think again. Today’s luxury homes are fitted with multiple security cameras. Typically, they are strategically positioned along the entire exterior in order to survey the perimeter. These cameras also tend to feature an infrared capability so you can readily check if there is movement around the property in the middle of the night.
On the other hand, some luxury homeowners prefer to install security cameras inside their homes. They are often placed on the sills of some of the most easily accessible windows. Such positioning affords homeowners an unobstructed view of the yard through these windows.
A keyless entry, or smart-lock system, allows access to the home in various ways. For starters, the homeowner can grant remote access using a smartphone. Meanwhile, in more sophisticated systems, you can also program the front door to only unlock when the person outside is readily recognized by facial recognition software. This way, burglars can absolutely not make their way in, no matter how skilled they are at picking locks.
Sometimes called a panic room, a safe room is an extension of the home where the homeowner can retreat and hide in case of a home invasion. Depending on the design, the safe room may also come with its own exit points so the homeowner can safely flee the site and call for help.
Be on the lookout for these safety features as you view luxury Maple Grove homes for sale. They will allow you to genuinely enjoy your new palace free of worry. After all, isn’t this what a luxury home is all about?
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