Providing housing to the public is one aspect of developers’ duty, but what is the purpose of providing houses without proper safety and security measures?
Housing sector in India is extremely vast which has been growing in demand due to the ever-growing population. Thus, answering the housing sector’s needs remains incomplete if sound security and safety of residents is not taken into consideration.
Real estate sector in India has always been chastised in the news due to various negative incidents that have taken place over the years. However, with technological advancements, this sector has supplemented itself with better amenities and facilities to provide sound and peaceful environment for the residents to resolve their day-to-day security concerns.
Safety and security needs of the residents must be kept on priority while developing homes; otherwise there is no point in just offering a structure for their living. Responsible developers offer gated communities with amenities such as round-the-clock security and day-care centres that enables working couples not to leave their children unattended while they are at work.
Safety features in a project vary from fire-fighting equipment to structural stability, good quality elevators to CCTV cameras and many others. Thus, every single element accounts for the safety of the residents. High quality and standardized fittings of electricals, plumbing, raw materials, fire-fighting equipment and others are a must to make sure that a structure is sound for peaceful living of the residents. Developers should make sure that their projects are fully equipped with fire and security protection systems that are centrally monitored in all building functions and systems.
As India is located in the seismic zone IV region, which is considered as a ‘High Damage Risk Zone’, structural reliability of the towers in projects comes into picture. The need to offer RCC framed structures or other such earthquake-resistant techniques have become the need of the hour, considering the series of earthquakes that had shaken the northern parts of India in the recent past.
Residents in India do not need to worry too much as every developer associated with CREDAI has appointed well-known architects and structural consultants, who in turn design each and every building as per the National Building Code. So it is wide to choose developers accredited with CREDAI as their structures are structurally safe and all structural designs are duly vetted by senior and learned professionals from IIT Delhi, IIT Roorkee and similar institutions.
Another aspect that this topic leads us to is the concern for old age or senior citizens. We always think about the safety of our aged elders more than ourselves, as they spend most of the time inside the house. It is crucial to offer facilities in the project to suit the lifestyle of every age group of residents, the priority being senior citizens. They spend almost every second of their day inside the house while children are out at work. Thus, additional features such as home assistance, ambulance, and cab-on-call provisions have been included in modern day concepts of amenity designing. Guarded elevators and complexes also enhance the security quotient of the project.
Security features are something which every prospective hoebuyer ponders upon while deciding over properties. It is very obvious that no one is ready to compromise on security. A similar attitude needs to be inculcated by the builders and developers as well so as to allow customers to base their property purchases n returns and growth potemtial, rather than safety concerns.
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