Utilizing motion sensor lights: The benefits of home security lighting
Aside from having security camera systems and alarms in place and at the ready, one of the best things that you can do in terms of your home security is to install some motion sensor solar LED flood lights.
Security lighting often gets overlooked when people are busy planning out their massive home security systems, but the best situation that you can face in terms of a home invasion is it’s prevention before the security cameras and alarms have the get involved.
- Crime Prevention and Deterrence
When a criminal is scoping out which houses he has in mind to make a move at, he’s unlikely to want to deal with the home that has security lighting. The darkness of night provides any would-be criminal with the perfect hiding places and gives him a sense
of security when approaching the home. Especially if the home in question has a long driveway or is otherwise further up away from the road, the darker your property is, the more comfortable someone is going to be about approaching.
Your landscaping can make a big difference in terms of this as well. Bushes, tree’s, etc. surrounding your property offers more cover and darkness, but this is where your motion sensor lights come into play. Whether he knew they were there or not, the criminal isn’t likely to want to mess around with a property that he can’t be sneaky about creeping upon.
- Animals and Pests
No matter where it is that you happen to live, rural or city, no one can avoid the possibility of animal issues. Whether they be stray cats or just rats rooting around in your garbage cans, having motion sensor lights which will spring into action upon their presence will probably scare off just about any but the most courageous of wild animals.
- For When You Arrive Home in the Dark
As mentioned above, criminals like to work under the cover of darkness where they cannot be seen. Especially if you’re a woman, arriving home late at night and having to take a moment to open your locked front door shrouded in darkness is the perfect opportunity for someone to sneak up on you.
Home security lighting can prevent this by putting you in a large spotlight that anyone on the street can see as clear as day. Unless you live so far apart from your neighbors that no one could tell anyway, security lighting will make anyone think twice about trying to commit a crime where everyone in the neighborhood can see it taking place.
- Aid Your Existing Home Security Systems
Whether you have a professional company running your home security system or you simply have set up your own security cameras for the home which you yourself keep an eye on, it’s always a good idea to have some sort of back up.
If the power goes out or there’s an issue with your telephone line, your security systems might be out of commission for a period of time. This could render your entire system useless, but your motion sensor lights, many of which only need a couple of batteries that last years, will run independently of whether the power is currently on or not. These security lights will still act as a way to deter criminals, and might even make the criminal believe that your alarms and wireless security cameras are working as well.
You can also use outlet timers to save some electricity. Read more about best outlet timers.