HOW TO INCREASE RESIDENTIAL HOUSE SECURITY LEVELS .

HOW TO INCREASE RESIDENTIAL HOUSE SECURITY LEVELS .

With the increase in inflation coupled with high food prices and high cost of living, insecurity will increase.
Residential houses will now have to be designed with higher security levels to counter the insecurity increase.

DIAMOND HOUSE-2 UNITS ON 1/8TH ACRE PLOT.

From DIAMOND HOUSE V 2.5

USE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Information technology can be used to increase the security levels.

REMOTE CONTROLLED GATES
Gates can e remote-controlled through the mobile phone such that when the house owner nears his /her gate at night, he/she presses a button on his mobile phone to open the gate. This minimizes the risk of taking too much time for the gate to be opened hence creating a security loophole that carjackers can take advantage of.

CCTV Cameras.
CCTV cameras can show images and video of the house compound. These can be designed to sense any movement and once the movement is detected, stream the video online to the internet and through the house owner’s mobile phone.
This way, a house owner can know when a security breech is about to take place and take action.

From DIAMOND HOUSE V 2.5

STRONG ROOM
A particular room is reinforced to make it 100% burglar-proof and fire –proof.
This room is designed to sustain occupants for 2 to 3 days in case of distress such as fire or burglars.
The doors are made of steel, windows made of steel and designed to be small to only let in desired air and light[inaccessible by a person] and the ceiling is made of reinforced concrete.
This way, once the house occupants lock themselves inside incase of distress, they can rest assured that they are safe no matter the circumstances such as fire or break-in.

With this design, this enables the houses to be designed with large vista windows at the living room area.

See the large living room windows at the DIAMOND house design [2 HOUSES WITHIN 1/8TH ACRE LAND] below.

From DIAMOND HOUSE V 2.5

In the Diamond House design, the master bedroom bathroom is the room designated for maximum security reinforcement.
This is the panic room whereby all family members are to seek refuge into incase of any security threat including fire.

ELECTRIC FENCNG
Electric fencing all around the house compound can also be put up to ensure maximum security for the occupants.

The Diamond House design that has 2 houses within 1/8th acre piece of land makes it easy to fence all round since the houses are located at the exterior edges of the 1/8th acre plot hence the house wall serves as the exterior boundary wall. This leaves only 2 sides that will require independent boundary walling, effectively cutting the cost of exterior boundary walling by half.

Architect Francis Gichuhi Kamau
info@a4architect.com
+254721410684
www.a4architect.com

Francis Gichuhi (692 Posts)

Architect Francis Gichuhi . B.Arch. University of Nairobi. Registered Architect, Kenya. Member, Architectural Association of Kenya. Contacts. email info@a4architect.com. Telephone +254721410684


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