Malay Peninsula has some of the most robust and well-equipped balconies in the world, with more than 50 balcony security cameras, more than 1,500 CCTV and 100 security-linked security guards on duty in every apartment complex.
The city’s balconies are well-maintained, but not perfect.
A single pane of glass on the top floor of an apartment building can shatter when the balcony collapses.
It can be hard to get a clear view of the street below as balconies tend to be in close proximity to each other.
When you do see the balcony, it’s hard to see the problem.
Security cameras can also be difficult to operate and monitor, especially when it comes to balconies that have multiple levels.
When balconies collapse, they’re also prone to fires, which are a huge fire hazard.
When a fire occurs, it can be very messy and very dangerous.
In a recent fire, more people were injured than firefighters.
“It’s always difficult to know whether or not you’ve got the fire department on standby when a balcony falls down,” said S. S. Dharmendra, managing director of security-focused real estate agency M&G Properties.
“There’s no single solution.”
The most common problem with balconies is the lack of a fire exit.
“If a balcony collapses and you see smoke, you should be able to leave without damage,” said Dharmender.
But this is very rarely the case, especially if the balcony is located near a fire hydrant.
There are also many balconies where the balconies do not have fire sprinklers, and there are no fire alarms to call if a fire starts in the balcony.
In addition, balconies don’t have a sprinkler system.
These balconies can also not be properly inspected and controlled, as they tend to have high levels of water.
A lack of fire sprinkler systems can also create a fire hazard by creating a small fire that is not immediately visible to people watching.
As a result, many balconys in Singapore have little fire safety measures, and they often do not offer an exit.
When it comes time to move, many apartments have stairwells to access a balcony, but these stairwell can be extremely difficult to navigate when there are fire sprinkles on.
“The stairwell will often have a stair-type door that people would never think about using,” said R. R. Rao, director of public safety for Singapore.
“Once you get down to the first floor, you have to climb up on the side of the stairs to reach the second floor.
If the stairway was fireproof, there would be no fire risk there.”
There are numerous other issues with balconys.
They tend to lack fire sprinkling, and many balconists lack fire-extinguishing systems.
They also tend to not have a fire escape.
In Singapore, balconys are not built to last.
Many balconies have cracks, which allow the water to seep into the building, causing a fire.
“This is a huge issue,” said Rao.
“When a fire breaks out, there’s no way to get the fire out.”
The balconies need to be properly designed to provide proper fire safety, and the design of balconies must be appropriate for the size of the building.
To address these issues, some balconies offer stairwell access, but this can be difficult and expensive.
“In some cases, it is very expensive to install an exit, as there’s a high cost of maintenance for stairwell doors,” said D. Sreekumar, managing partner of real estate consultancy D.S. Rao & Co. “Another issue is that stairwell entrance may be a different door than the exit,” he added.
This is especially true in high-rise buildings with multiple floors.
In these cases, a separate stairwell door can be installed.
The design of a balcony is critical to fire safety.
If there are any issues with the balconys, they need to either be corrected, or replaced.
The most commonly cited reason for a balcony’s fire safety is that balconies often have poor water pressure.
This can cause the water level to rise and overflow onto the balcony walls, which can create a dangerous situation.
There’s also the issue of height.
If a balcony has a higher floor, the balcony will be a much safer space.
“Some balconies also have balconies with different floor heights, so the balconist can get closer to the fire,” said Sharma.
“But it can also cause the balconists to get up higher than the fire door.”
In some cases where balconies fall and have water spills on them, the balconism may not be able and/or the balcony cannot be properly secured.
When building code inspectors inspect balconies, they will be looking for all of the above issues.
“A lot of balconys fall and