Nature-loving people are lured by the tranquil rural lifestyle of an off-grid wilderness retreat. Folks have valid concerns about security and how to protect their dome home against unwanted guests and predators.
Throughout the years, Pacific Domes has been asked the question that is uppermost in people’s minds, “How secure is a dome?”. So, we put some helpful tips on dome dwelling security together that may save you headaches, later. While we find that every situation is unique, we caution that, “just like any traditional home or cabin, anyone living in a rural or remote location will want to improve their dome’s security by conducting their own due diligence”.
That being said, if you’re looking forward to living in an area that isn’t highly populated, there are security; as well as, vulnerability risks that you will want to take into consideration when doing your own important research. Familiarizing yourself with the pros and cons of your surroundings and neighborhood is a good place to start.
Planning Your Dome’s Security
With so many details to consider, dome home security is often overlooked in the pre-planning stages. However, the best place to begin your journey is with properly prepping your site. Whether you plan to live in your dome full-time or use it as an occasional getaway retreat, you definitely want to do a little bit of homework to prevent unfortunate situations that can be devastating.
Most people think of home security as the ever-present danger of theft by humans. This is just one of several precautions that you’ll want to consider when planning your home security.
Let’s Not Forget Opportunistic Critters and Nature’s Extremes
Don’t leave yourself vulnerable! Love being close to Nature, but oh, those pesky critters and insects! And, what about inclement weather, heavy storms, flooding, fire danger and natural disasters?
One good way to critter-proof and fire-proof your dome’s perimeter is by clearing maintainable space around your dome and by creating a natural or secure fencing barrier. Also, consider building an enclosed stem wall under your dome to properly seal-off all possible places of entry. This way, you’re not leaving an opportunity for unwelcome visitors to invade your living space. Critter-proofing and insect-proofing with mesh screens attached to lattice barriers helps eliminate pesky problems before they become unruly.
More Tips on Dome Home Security
Whether your site is in a rural countryside with internet access or a remote wilderness with no Wi-Fi, first-responders (like police and fire) aren’t likely to show up anytime soon, so you will have to rely on some creative security measures of your own.
Here’s some additional tips that might prove helpful in boosting your home security:
Tip #1 – Keeping Honest People Honest
You’d be surprised at how installing inexpensive gates or stringing rope-chains across entrances and roadways will cause honest people to turn around and go back. Also well-placed stickers and signs are a good deterrent. Of course, this isn’t going to prevent a burglar bent on home-invasion, so you may have to resort to more creative measures as a deterrent.
If you plan on living in your dome home full-time, dogs as family pets and security is a no-brainer. Peacocks make great guardians as well.
If you will be using your dome for occasional getaway retreats, you might want to make friends with trusted locals that can be recruited to keep an eye on your dome. Or, if you’re open to making some money on your vacant dome when you’re not using it, you might consider Homestays and Landsharing.
Hipcamp, the Airbnb of camping, quells common concerns that landowners have regarding risks, insurance, landsharing and use. When you list your property with Hipcamp, you’re assured peace-of-mind.
Tip#2 – Install a DIY Rural Security Camera
If you have Wi-Fi, you can install a good DIY Rural Security Camera that connects to your Smart phone. You’ll be alerted whenever there’s an intrusion, and can capture the burglary in real-time on film. Yes, there are Rural Security Cameras for areas that don’t have Wi-Fi, too.
Tip#3 – Install Sound and Lighting to Scare Intruders Away
With all the cutting-edge technology available in today’s market, DIY dome security has become affordable and doable. Investing in a good lighting and sound system ‘that will scare intruders away’ makes good sense.
Bonus Tip – If you’re a ‘techy’ person and enjoy playing around with innovative ideas, you might look into 7D-Hologram technology and have some fun while you’re at it. Can you imagine the look on an intruder’s face when a UFO, dragon or Sasquatch appears on top of the dome? Here’s just one example of what you can do with 7D-Hologram technology:
Credits ―The Real Dragon Flying was made by 7D Hologram technical. (:41 sec.)
We hope you find these dome home security tips useful. Connect with one of our friendly Customer Support representatives today.