Thursday, May 25, 2006

From an apartment into a home (part 4)

It costs you a lot of money

"sikalang besi manyak mahal wooo..."

It makes your nice windows look ugly

"what to do...the design must be approved by the management"

But you certainly can't do without it, especially when you have kids that think they are smaller version of the batman!

You know what I'm talking about, the grille that is.

Ninuk asked me:

"are you thinking of putting grill or not ? in yr case tak payah kut. yr kids do behave . "

Behave? As soon as they found out that by climbing a bit unto something, a box for example would make them a bit higher, I knew I got to be really careful.
They figured it out that, by placing the chair on the table, they could go high up to the shelves that they had not reached before.

So definitely, in this new apartment too, we will be 'caged';).

Lil wrote about the danger of children living in the high rise here.

They gave us a scare one night when both of them climbed a bit on this ledge. Luckily for us we got the grille done yesterday, faster than we expected.


Though we always keep the door to this room locked, I would never be satisfied till we got the grille fixed.

So, this is before photo

And after...

Hate the design, but have to follow the rules.

No compromise, we fixed them at every single window.

It would not be that expensive, but it is due to the design. I'd never seen any like this before.

Making the hole is the hard job, according to them. They said it has more safety feature as people can't just simply kick and break it. Well to avoid people getting in the house, think we need that but for avoiding people getting out of the house, then the normal one should be ok. Well, we have to follow the rule.

Besides having the access card, proximity card, a cctv at the reception that can 'broadcast' the faces of our guests to our TV before we can let them in, another cctv at the front door, another latch at the door...we just added the grille!

Finally, a little peace of mind;)


Blogger geetha said...

Better safe than sorry right :)
Lots of security features there.. good!

2:48 PM  
Anonymous maria @ twinsmom said...

We passed by your apartment the other day, and notice the carpark near the main road have a very low fencing, actually an adult, even kids can easily gain access to the carpark from outside, don't know you notice it or not, or the management already fix it.

4:07 PM  
Blogger Mama22Beas said...

geetha...I try not to be paranoid but in the world we live in, aiyah...susah la!

Yeah Maria...people can get in easily in some parts to the parking area, but we have to rely on the access cards that residents can use to go to the lifts, stairs etc. Dunno if this is good enough. Thanks for mentioning, I will take a closer look at that.

6:37 PM  
Blogger ninuk said...

hmmm no choice lah eeek for now. sacrifice the beautiful view for the sake of the beautiful BEAs ...

1:28 AM  
Blogger Queen Of The House said...

Aaaargh! The grill really spoiled the otherwise great scenery. But that's the price we have to pay for apt/condo living. I'd like to change mine to a really decorative one, but they cost a bomb.

The grills at my place have at least a panel in each room that can be opened (for escape) which we of course padlocked. One day, my kids opened the padlock and almost gave me a heart attack when I saw two of them sitting on the window ledge with legs jutting down. I went ballistic and hysterical, My husband got bigger locks and made sure every one is secured, then we hid the keys from the kids. But it is always a concern. I am paranoid even if they hang onto the grills, and the boys like to climb like monkeys. Can I ever get peace of mind????

3:41 PM  

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