If you find yourself nervous when returning home in the evening or looking out into your dark garden, exterior lighting may ease your mind and make you feel more secure in your home. Few people understand the role that lighting plays in home security, as well as how security lighting can deter crime. We at Lightco want to ensure your safety, so we thought we would share some benefits of exterior lighting.

3 Tips for Home Security Lighting That You Need to Know

In this blog post, we cover 3 tips to keep in mind before you install your home’s security lighting system.

Security Lighting Tip #1: Ensure That They Are Installed Out of Reach

A common mistake people make when installing their security lights is where they place them. If your lights are installed within reach, it will be easy for intruders to tamper with them. Lights can be installed over 2.5m from the ground or along your roof lining.

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Security Lighting Tip #2: Ensure All Entrances to Your Home Are Well-Lit

It is of utmost importance that all of your home’s entrances, being front, back and garage doors, are well-lit. This will ensure that you can easily scope out your surroundings when arriving home at night to ensure that intruders are not lurking in the shadows. Having well-lit entrances will also minimize the amount of time you spend getting through the door. We also advise lighting landscaping features, such as bushes and fountains, that could impede an intruder by blocking them.

Security Lighting Tip #3: Get Motion-Sensing Lights

These lights not only save energy, but they also enforce the surprise tactic. An intruder entering your property will be caught by surprise when they are suddenly illuminated and no longer hidden by the darkness. Most intruders will be caught unaware and flee your property.

Secure Your Home with the Help of Lightco Today

If you are looking to improve on your home’s security, Lightco are here to help. With a broad range of floodlights to keep your home’s exterior illuminated, nothing will be able to get past you in the dark. Call us today should you have any further questions or queries regarding lighting and how it can improve your home’s security.

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