Security in the home
There are different levels or types of security depending on where you choose to live and it’s a very personal choice – you have to decide what feels right for you. But at the very least you will have an electric fence surrounding the property and an alarm attached to one of Jo’burgs armed security companies, for example:
You can choose to live in a secure estate ,a secure cluster (with a guard at the entrance to the cluster and a boom to regulate who comes in or out) or a stand-alone house. Most of the advice you will get will tell you that you can’t live in a stand-alone house, but we know lots of expats who do. It’s a very personal choice and you have to be comfortable with your choice. Secure complexes and clusters aren’t immune to break-ins either. Many people choose to have dogs as pets as additional security. Ask your relocation/estate agent to show you all options, so you can make an informed decision.