Outdoor lighting is one of the most practical and effective ways of protecting your property. By removing the stealth factor, an outdoor lighting system can make criminals think twice before targeting your home. There are three main outdoor lighting options:
1. Dusk to Dawn Outdoor Lighting
2. Motion Activated Outdoor Lighting
3. Hi/Lo Motion Activated Outdoor Lighting
This option is possibly the most effective and energy efficient, giving the benefits of both options 1 and 2 above. Like dusk to dawn lighting, the outdoor lighting is on continuously but at a low level. Motion detectors then amplify the light when movement is detected. A key benefit of this home lighting option is that it saves electricity because the lights only come on when triggered. Whichever option you choose, it is important to set lights and sensors high up where they are out of reach and tamper proof. The right outdoor home lighting can meet many of your security needs but don’t rely on lighting alone. It is still important to be vigilant and to consider other security measures like locks and alarms.