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Let life begin at 60!


Much as we measure out our lives in decades and talk about the lost times of youth, truth is, real life does begin at 60! Far from the myriads of “making it” run – if 20 can be termed as independence, hope and excitement, 60 is achievement, pride and life at its best. Celebrate it independenly and joyfully at Riva- our dedicated community to help you start your second innings with sixers!

Riva is a Tata Housing community that salutes the young, active and independent at heart. Aimed at bringing like minded senior individuals together in a modernized community; Riva is built on a concept of integrated township where people can come together and share experiences in a community that encourages self-reliance in a peaceful environment. In simple words – in Riva, you’d find a friend, get to live your style, have your rules followed and cherish your undying love for life.

Never be old!

11Old is when you think you are! At Riva, one hardly ever gets the chance to feel so. To bring alive the active living experience, Riva is built around the new-age community concept of an integrated township which is planned and tailored to offer care, comfort, security, privacy, serenity and activity in the milieu of an environment that enables you to lead a lifestyle that’s healthy, hassle-free and completely independent.

Manicured gardens, quaint sidewalks, no traffic, like minded people with a whole lot of commonalities makes Riva a place you’d love to indulge in.

Relax hard. Play harder. Live strong.

13Run a mile, chase a cat, swim a bit, take a deep breath – Riva is equipped with a full scale gymnasium, a 24X7 wellness center, a reading room, a multi-purpose lounge and a host of other amenities that keeps you busy. The best part about Riva is that its infrastructure meets the need for all classes.

Care @ Riva

12If you are wondering about how Riva’s care would be- it spans 360 degree. While the qualified in-house staff takes constant care of your needs, Riva’s dedicated recreational therapist ensures that you have a great time. To add, there are hobby groups and community dinners that opens up to a great social circle where friendship blooms.

Units and Floors

You can avail a 1BHK unit or a 2 BHK unit, with each floor having 4 spacious units and not more!

Click here to know more – www.tatahousing.in/riva/index.php

What a great way to begin 60’s isn’t it? When most of us brood on the impending question of where to stay when we retire, we already have a plan etched to let you start your second innings with a bang!

Home security systems- How safe is your home?

I read in the papers there are robbers

With flashlights that shine in the dark

My love needs a doggie to protect him

And scare them away with one bark. – ‘How much is that doggie in the window?’
Patti Page couldn’t have put it any better and I’m sure that, doggie in the window, found a good home. But come to think of it how many families and how many homes, have a pet to bark or growl at the first sign of trouble?

We’ve grown reliant on the fact that brick & mortar can’t be broken, that doors can’t be unhinged.
Or, the reliable watchman to stay awake & keep a keen lookout for any untoward person or action.
“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?”Who watches the watchmen? Juvenal’s words ring true even to this day of technologically evolved times.

So, what kind of a home owner are you? And what kind of a home protection plan, do you have in place? Are you thinking about the best security you can offer your family, because trust yourself when you read this. The bad guys don’t need an invite to raid your home, damage property or cause grievous harm.

All it takes is being aware and being prepared, to handle any such event in a calm and composed manner and take charge of the safety of your family & home.

There are a lot of security systems available in the market to choose from. A perimeter security system that works well for for those with small children, expensive household items, high crime area a large budget and with an idea of keeping any intruder out of the home.

24An interior security system, is ideal for those who spend a long time away from homes, have large, open rooms, young members, teens or no kids and a smaller budget.

Ultimately a combination of both, a hybrid security system, that works best in tandem, takes care of your most valued item, your life!

Here are a few key measures to take into account when you plan for your security system.

1] Smoke & CO2 Detectors:Are compact, Wi-Fi, have electro-chemical sensors, and come with a wall plug or are battery powered. They’re ideally placed in kitchens and rooms & are highly sensitive. They also have an end of life alarm to replace batteries.

2] Door & Window Protection:Door jambs and double dead bolts will do their job. An added measure like glass break or shock sensors, work well with doors and windows and will trigger alarms & lights which are a sure deterrent. CCTV monitored visual display door access and biometric entry scanners and locks add a resiliently strong touch to security.

3] Motion Detectors: Are available as radar based or photo sensitive. Whether the sound pattern is disturbed or a beam of light broken, alarms will ring! A more advanced system are passive infra red sensors that detect an intruders heat signature and designed to ring alarms when rapid changes of heat or energy levels are noticed.

4] CCTV:Lets you keep an eye on things when and where you’d least expect trouble. CCTV surveillance around the neighbourhood, in apartment complexes or placed on a high vantage point of a home, will let you see, identify, track & recognise any threat that comes your way. With integrated technologies like IP, IR & facial recognition CCTVs are the eyes you never had.

5] Monitored Alarm System:Are the latest innovation offered by private security agencies. Homes are monitored 24/7 and in the event of a burglary, the agency detects, recognises and openly challenges the intruder, thereby alerting emergency services.

The biggest contribution as a home-owner will be the power to act. these products and services are tools that work best for a family or home that believe in the Scout rule -’Be Prepared!’