Security Lighting; Necessity or Overkill?
There was a time when outdoor security lights were part of only commercial properties. However, over the years many homeowners have started to accept the benefits of security lights in keeping their homes and families secure. Even though, security lighting should be combined with another security systems such as an alarm system, their mere presence acts a deterrent to any kind of unauthorised access.
Still a Growing Trend:-
Despite being part of most commercial properties for many years, homeowners are still not convinced and simply consider security lighting an overkill. If you are divided over installing security lights here are some points that may help you decide:-
Peace of Mind:-
>> It is a known fact that most thieves operate in dark environments. Naturally, a well-lit area will drastically reduce the chances of any kind of break in. If you have other surveillance systems installed in your home, security lights can improve your chances of positive recognition. Apart from a deterrent, security lights provide a peace of mind to homeowners.
They don’t have to be on all the time:-
>> The biggest turnoff for most homeowners is the cost of installing and running a security lighting system. Which is particularly true if you think the system will be on all the time. Fortunately, now security lighting systems come with motion detectors that allow the lights to turn on only when they detect any kind of movement. Such systems can end up costing less.