There is a certain level of trust that must be given between a homeowner and their contractor. As a homeowner, you are agreeing to relinquish complete control over your home, a concept that is foreign to many of us.
It is imperative that you not only feel comfortable with the construction taking place in your home but that you understand the security measures that are put in place by your contractor or your design-build firm. So what steps should be taken to ensure your home is as safe as possible?
Project Site Locks
Several companies use traditional lock boxes with a key inside, which was the standard for many, many years. As new technology comes into the marketplace, more and more firms are moving towards digital lockboxes. This provides a secure way for contractors and subcontractors to enter a home without the possibility of losing a key or leaving the cover of the box ajar. Secure and weather-resistant - we’ve found over the years that digital lockboxes are the safest, most secure form of entry into your home.
In addition to digital locks, we employ hardware that mounts on each home’s door. This hardware integrates with smartphones, allowing Project Managers to lock homes from anywhere, any time of day or night - providing an extra layer of security and peace of mind for the homeowner.
Like digital lock-boxes, installing cameras in and around a job site is becoming increasingly popular. At COOPERr Design Builders, we take the additional security measure of supplying video cameras on each and every job site. The main purpose of the cameras is to a) protect against theft and vandalism and b) monitor who is on and off the job site at any given time. Video monitoring allows us to observe the process as a whole, and keep the expected timeline on schedule. Typically, one camera is mounted on the exterior of the home, where contractors and subcontractors enter and exit, and one camera on the interior to monitor the project.
Whether you are staying in your home or moving out during your remodel, you can fully relax knowing that your home is safeguarded from intruders, vandalism, or other threats.