Do home security systems make a difference to potential buyers?

Discussion in 'Increasing the value of your property' started by nmb, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. nmb

    nmb Well-Known Member

    You might think to yourself, if a potential buyer wanted additional home security they could do it themselves, but why should they?

    Let's face if you are spending hundreds of thousands of pounds on a property which is not secure, this does not give a good impression? Even if you have a relatively basic home security system this would give a better impression to potential buyers and they could improve the system if they wanted to.

    Whether or not a home security system is as important as a, for example, well decorated property through the eyes of a buyer is debatable but don’t dismiss it out of hand.
  2. Nicholas Wallwork

    Nicholas Wallwork Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Premium Member

    We have CCTV at my home and on most of our rental properties (on main communal areas and all exits). I think for residential homes it adds a bit of a classy, high end feel as well as obviously providing the security element. For commercial buildings like our rental blocks it helps management and control etc so again a good selling point.

    If you have a residential property in a bad area CCTV or extensive home security could put off wanna be buyers if it potentially highlights the high crime rate of this area! So swings and roundabouts...
  3. Yes it does, because if someone is going to buy your property he will definitely consider pros. & cons. of your property. They will check all major issues related to your property. CCTV, security guard all comes under major issues.

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