Residence Naidoo: modern Houses by FRANCOIS MARAIS ARCHITECTS

10 South African homes that are safe, secure and stylish

Aqeelah Bawa-Osman Aqeelah Bawa-Osman
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We all want a home that is chic, elegant and stylish, but in South Africa we need to consider another key aspect when designing and building our homes… safety. The 10 stunning homes we visit today are relaxing and comfortable, while also valuing security and safety. Being vigilant is one way to keep your household, family, possessions and home secure. So opt for the latest technology in cameras to monitor access points to your property, high walls and fences are another deterrent, while electric fences come in handy too. It’s better to be safe than sorry and the last thing anyone would want is a home that attracts the criminal element due to it being easy to break into.

Throughout South Africa, homeowners are investing in security systems to ensure that their family is safe from harm. It’s all about that peace of mind when you’re not at home, and an alarm system could be the major factor that keeps the bad element away from your property. By installing some high-tech security measures, your family will not become a statistic, so consider the area that you live in, and build your home with security measures in mind. The houses we included in this homify feature are all designed by professional architects, so use them as inspiration for your own family home.

1. Strong exterior for security

2. High walls

Residence Naidoo: modern Houses by FRANCOIS MARAIS ARCHITECTS

3. Security with a view

4. Glazed and stone

House at Ballito: country Houses by TJ Architects
TJ Architects

House at Ballito

TJ Architects

5. Sunshine and restricted

6. Brilliant balconies

Residence Naidoo: modern Houses by FRANCOIS MARAIS ARCHITECTS

7. Gated and guarded

modern Houses by AreA7

8. Stylish and protected

modern Houses by The Chase Architecture
The Chase Architecture

Front facade and entrance

The Chase Architecture

9. Fascinating fortress

Farm House Stellenbosch: modern Houses by Beverley Hui Architects
Beverley Hui Architects

Farm House Stellenbosch

Beverley Hui Architects

10. Rustic, protected, privacy

If this fascinating and well-protected homes appeal to you, then it’s easier to add some secure features with a bit of planning and preparation. Think of the safety aspect of your family as the most important element in your life, so it’s worthwhile budgeting for an alarm system, electric fence or high walls before purchasing the latest flat screen TV. Prioritise the imperative and your home will be perfect! Have a look at these: 17 beautiful homes with high, secure walls (you know why).

What security measure do you have on your property?
modern Houses by Casas inHAUS

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