Hi Guys

I need ur opinion on First Floor. Do you feel, It has security risk as anyone can climb to the balcony.

In case if someone has stayed on first floor , then please share ur experience ...

nibha
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  • I always thought ground floor and first floor apartments are bad security wise. you have to keep your balcony closed all the time(for security reason and becuase of mosquitoes). my ideal apartment will be on 3rd floor. not too high (in case lift is not working, you can climb stairs). and high enough so that someone will not be able to climb in balcony and amount of mosquitoes decrease with height.
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  • Ground floor - Big yes. The reason any passer by can peek into your house. You can't leave that vacant for long duration at a stretch. Very risky.

    First floor - Less than Ground but still yes. The reason is easy stair case access that causes unwanted people movement on first/second floors and also can help in runaway easily. And of course, balcony access is easy and can't keep windows open all time for security/noise reasons. I live on first floor.
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  • yes

    yes first floor and ground floor have security risk in not in closed society.... else less security risk in closed society ... but u provide options to other to peek in ur house... for that u need to always have ur windows and doors closed .. with curtains...:bab (6):
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  • Originally Posted by alokgarg
    I always thought ground floor and first floor apartments are bad security wise. you have to keep your balcony closed all the time(for security reason and becuase of mosquitoes). my ideal apartment will be on 3rd floor. not too high (in case lift is not working, you can climb stairs). and high enough so that someone will not be able to climb in balcony and amount of mosquitoes decrease with height.



    Agree totally eith this
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  • Actually I booked first floor ,since the PLC was same for first and second(How dumb I was :(), but now I am having second thoughts about it.

    Since in Logix County the First floor is not even 10 feet high.

    Either I will have to go for a full length grill on possession or need to put some other kind of security device ...

    I am more worried about the access through Balcony ...
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  • Originally Posted by nibha
    Actually I booked first floor ,since the PLC was same for first and second(How dumb I was :(), but now I am having second thoughts but it.
    Since in Logix County the First floor is not even 10 feet high.
    Either I will have to go for a full length grill on possession or need to put some other kind of security device ...
    I am more worried about the access through Balcony ...


    Not really - you will find it easier to sell

    All balconies need grill anyway - to keep children from falling
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  • I mean full length , top to bottom , so that no one can enter it from out side ...
    I am not sure , even that would be allowed as it would be a change in the facade ...

    Originally Posted by Venkytalks
    Not really - you will find it easier to sell

    All balconies need grill anyway - to keep children from falling
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  • when I lived on 3rd floor I had a full length grill from top to bottom for kids - I will always have it in my flat - unsafe otherwise - kids play and get exited, cant trust their judgement

    I plan to do it with or without society permission. One can also put in glazing for the same effect - but heats up in summer
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  • i agree !!!
    Originally Posted by Venkytalks
    when I lived on 3rd floor I had a full length grill from top to bottom for kids - I will always have it in my flat - unsafe otherwise - kids play and get exited, cant trust their judgement

    I plan to do it with or without society permission. One can also put in glazing for the same effect - but heats up in summer
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  • The PLC in cities like Mumbai increases with the rise in floor. The higher floors are more in demand. Actually in multistory buildings....specially in cluster of flats it is advantageous to stay on higher floors. The feeling of claustrophobia is not there.....open to environment..sunlight and breeze....less noise of traffic as well as people moving around in common areas. My views.....:D Comments are invited :)!
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  • I dont think society can stop you from putting grill. some people even put aluminum frames in their balconies to use it as store or increase space in adjoining room. but it doesn't look good. also if security in society(guards, checking etc.) is ok then you do not need grills. but privacy problems will still be there.
    Originally Posted by nibha
    I mean full length , top to bottom , so that no one can enter it from out side ...
    I am not sure , even that would be allowed as it would be a change in the facade ...
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  • while all the points you mentioned are good, psychology is a big problem in Noida. people still think flats in high rise building risky(anything after 4th floor). price of lower floors appreciate more. this thinking is changing in recent times. I looked for resale apartment in sector 50 before booking in Lotus Panache. except for the topmost floor, difference in price was not much. people are starting to appreciate all the benefits of living at higher floor(especially younger generation).
    in my view, people prefer higher floor in Mumbai because of ocean view in addition to reasons you mentioned.

    Originally Posted by sunnyash
    The PLC in cities like Mumbai increases with the rise in floor. The higher floors are more in demand. Actually in multistory buildings....specially in cluster of flats it is advantageous to stay on higher floors. The feeling of claustrophobia is not there.....open to environment..sunlight and breeze....less noise of traffic as well as people moving around in common areas. My views.....:D Comments are invited :)!
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  • I am also looking for some project in Noida. Floor options in my case are above 10th, 11th.
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  • !

    what would you do if you are building a house on a plot? I have not seen many houses (independent built on a plt) having grills or any extra security measure to protect balconies from theft etc. Then why bother too much in a gated, secured apartment complex?

    and waise there is no end to paranoia, as Venky said, grills become must from first floor onwards for kids security reason !

    best regards,
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  • Talking about thefts, no place or any floor is secured.

    Grill protection for kids is must in all floors excepting ground floor.

    So flat in any floor does not matter...........
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