We all love to have a level of control in our homes, and being able to control your security will help you sleep well at night and feel secure in your home. Security lighting is any lighting that is placed around your home to keep potential intruders away. There are a number of things people look for in lighting their homes, such as the quality and brightness of light, the power it consumes, if it is motion activated, and the location to place the lights. Below are some of the features that will ensure maximum lighting security at home.
Installing More Security Lighting Outside the House
Outdoor flood lights are a great way to ensure safety as they illuminate a larger area all through the pathways, gardens and patios. In most shops, these lights come in a variety of shapes, sizes and designs. It is a huge misconception where people think the brighter the light the better the security. This is not true because brighter light causes darker shadows due to the contrast. You should however look for mildly-bright lights: not dim ones because this will not be of any help at all. Bright lights can also be a nuisance to your neighbors.
For extra security, you should also consider adding motion sensors to blend with your lighting. Technology today has come up with infrared devices that detect motion over a range of up to fifty feet and automatically throw an intense light on that area of movement. For extra security you could include an alarm system. Motion sensors are effective because they can enable you to manipulate your outdoor lighting system upon your arrival.
The last thing you should ensure to maximize on your security lighting is the positioning. First thing is to make sure all areas of your compound are covered to avoid any blind spots for the intruders to hide. Your doors and the pathways should be the best-lit places and with a couple of motion sensors as well. You should ensure that the security lighting is high off the ground in order to light a wider area and keep any unwanted visitors from tampering with them. Their wiring should also be properly hidden for your own safety.
To learn more about what security lighting can do to keep your home and family safe, get in touch with Tim Kyle Electric. You can talk to an expert about new installations of lighting and wiring, among other things, for your home or business.
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