REALTY : Real Estate Sector takes the Security Check

What is the purpose of owning a house when it is not secured? What is the purpose of owning a house when you can’t get mental peace? What is the purpose of owning a house when your money is bound to go waste? Providing houses to public is one aspect of fulfilling the 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 rising in demand due to ever-growing population. Thus, answering the housing needs is incomplete if sound security and safety of residents is not taken into consideration. It is true that no one can stand against nature’s forces but, precaution is always better than cure. Real estate sector in India has always been on the wrong side of the news due to various negative incidents that have taken place over the years. Although, 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.

This brings our attention towards the significance of having a strong structure which can atleast give time to move and not go down as a pack of cards. Fortunately, all the quakes that shook NCR recently were not that strong, thus granting us enough time to vacate four floors down. With India standing on seismic zone IV 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, looking at the series of earthquakes that had shaken the Northern parts of India.

Absence of visual monitoring and safety equipment in residencies had led to incidents not getting captured in real time, thus leading to greater problems, hassles and financial & personal losses to individuals and families. 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. 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, 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”, shares Mr. Sudeep Agrawal, MD, SHRI Group.