Ensuring Safety and Security

Every one of us should be aware of our security, outside as well as at home. Be sure of the security of your residence; know what it should include to make you totally safe and sound. Well trained security staff- Your residence needs a team of well trained and authorised security guards to handle any unpleasant situation. 24X7 security- Every one of us needs security every time, so it is very necessary to ensure your all around security 24X7.

Entrance security cabin- It is necessary to have someone to watch the entrance of your home at a security cabin, equipped with an intercom, so your permission can be asked. Perimeter security sensors- It is the requirement to ensure the overall security of the residence. Beside having a secured entrance, you should also be sure of the security of the perimeters of your building, for which there should be sensors to detect any infiltration.

Immediately report any weird and suspicious activity happening around – Report the unusual behaviour of any person in or near your building – Make sure your children have learnt the contact number and address of your home – Properly lock the home and vehicles for the whole day, and especially at night – Save the emergency contact of the society and nearest police station in your speed dial, a little awareness can rescue you from major risks.

Help yourself and others, share the information with your loved ones and lead a happy, secured life!


Towards making you home safe…

After the earthquake and severe tremors everybody gets gives high preference to the security aspects specifically in Northern India.

Construction is a huge field wherein people are learning different measures and techniques to implement in the infrastructure. These days there are many institutes and agencies who train the civil engineers on new techniques. Earthquake resistant structure is very much known by the public and they prefer the same also to avoid any difficulty later. Apart from Tier I cities Tier II and III are also having a huge scope of commercial and residential building.

There are lot of factors which one should identified while constructing the high rise buildings:

  • To analyze the fire risk attached with it
  • Understanding the strategies to solve the fire challenges
  • Specially how the fire safety measure work independently as well as together

Below are few specific points which should be taken into consideration

Unsuppressed fire always creates a lot of smoke horizontally and vertically so proper ventilation should be planned as well as fire extinguishers should be well kept at every possible corner. There should be well planned emergency exits on every floor at both the sides.

Points to Remember

  • Every High Rise building should have at least two staircases.
  • Every slab or balcony overlooking any exterior or interior open space which are 2 meters or more below shall be provided with parapet walls or guard rails of height not less than 1.20 meters and such guard rails shall be firmly fixed to the walls and slabs and may also be of blank walls, metal grills or a combination of both.
  • Every opening provided to ducts from the interior of a building should be closed with strong material.
  • Every high rise building which has more than 16 dwelling units shall be provided with at least one lift capable of carrying a stretcher.
  • Where access is provided over the terrace floor or to the terrace floor, the edges of the terrace floor shall be provided with parapet walls made of stable materials to a height of not less than 120 cms.


Buying your first home!

Buying your own house is one of the landmark decisions you’ll take in your life. With rising property prices, shrinking carpet areas and increasing costs of living, it is a diligent choice that should be made keeping a lot of things in mind.

Price: Location v/s Area

As much as having your own house is important, having it at a location that is viable is an important consideration. Real Estate prices are heavily driven by the prominence of the location of the property. A good location doesn’t just guarantee convenience, but also a good return on your investment.

However, simply choosing a house based on its location may not be a good idea.  The cost of a property is also variable on the size or area of the house. Thus, if someone tells you that ‘you’ll not find a property at a better price in this location’, cross check all facts. He may be offering you a cubical for a house.

Never buy a property based on less than three factors: Primarily, Price, Location & Area.

Also, keep in mind that the Carpet Area is different than and less than the Built Up and Super Built up area. Ask for complete plan specs of the property you want to purchase, be it an Apartment, Row House or a Villa and make sure you understand them (You can seek advice from someone who has already bought property recently.

There may be other factors as well, that you can consider such as which floor is the house on? Which side do the balconies / windows face? What amenities can be availed within the society, what is the distance from the airport / railway station, as per your requirements.


Importance of the play area!

Play is more than just fun for children. It’s how they learn, how the world works and where they fit into it.

Playing is one of the most important things you can do with your child. The time you spend playing together gives your child lots of different ways and times to learn.

Play also helps your child:

  • build confidence
  • feel loved, happy and safe
  • develop social skills, language and communication
  • learn about caring for others and the environment
  • develop physical skills
  • Connect and refine pathways in her brain.

Considering the outdoor play, playgrounds are places where children’s play can take off and flourish. Good outdoor playgrounds are large enough and designed in such a way that children’s play can come to full expression, where children can make a mess, run, jump and hide, where they can shout, whistle and explore the natural world.

Apart from that we haven’t actually completely succeeded at this, but we try to teach the kids that everything they own has a “home”. This means that if they’re going to put away a toy, they should know where its home is, and put it there. If they don’t know where the home is, they need to find a home for it, and put it there from now on. Such habits can come from a healthy background and surroundings and now a days, the real estate sector is focusing on the separate kids area that utilizes the negative space and gives them an aura to grow and lean.

Kids are a heart of a home and they should be given separate area to play, learn and grow!