Protect Your Home With Security Lights
If you still have not installed security lighting around your home, here are some good reasons why you should consider this as an option.
It's no secret that homeowners want their homes to be as comfortable as possible, and are even willing to pay a bit more for things that add comfort and security to a home. One important element that should not be overlooked when thinking of comfort at home is the security of a property and the installation of outdoor security lighting. Adding to the safety and security of a family home with the addition of security lighting far outweighs the outlay, which is not even that expensive these days when you look at all the options available.
Always leave your outdoor security lights on during the night. Let them make your home light up at night and keep your home secure.
If you are trying to make up your mind about installing outdoor security lights, we offer some helpful advice to help you make the right decision.
Adds Another Layer To Your Home Security
There have been many studies that reveal security lighting in and around the home can significantly reduce the potential for break-ins by almost 40 percent. The installation of lighting to your outdoor areas removes the potential of dark corners where burglars can easily hide.
Since many South African homes already have security gates and burglar bars, and possibly even an alarm system, installing security lighting ensures areas are well-lit and make it easier for you, your security cameras and your neighbours to spot any strangers that might be lurking on or around your property.
You can take security lighting a step even further by adding a motion sensor to exterior lights, as this helps catch burglars off guard.
Builders stock a wide selection of solar-powered spotlights, security lights and motion-sensor lights - so the lights stay on when the power goes off!
When shopping for outdoor security lights, there are plenty of additional features you can consider over and above motion sensors. There are outdoor lighting set-ups that are available with timers that allow you to adjust or set the time when you want these to be turned on. This feature will not only make it even more difficult for intruders to know just when exactly these lights will be turned on or off but helpful if you go on holiday or leave the property unattended for any period of time.
In many instances, properties are targeted over a period of time to determine the homeowners’ schedule and movement inside the house. Having outdoor security lights on a timer will make it difficult for would-be burglars.
Adds Architectural Detail
With so many design options to choose from, you can select outdoor security lights that have a design that adds to the look of the exterior of your home or even use them to highlight architectural detailing on the exterior of a property. Judicious use of these outdoor lights can enormously add character to your home and highlight any garden landscaping or plants.
Let your garden walls and landscape come to life as darkness falls. The beauty of your deck, patio, pool, or pergola will remain appreciated even during the dark hours.
Increases The Value Of A Property
Installing well-planned outdoor and security lighting will greatly help improve the curb appeal of your home. Areas of importance include the entrance to your home, any path or walkways, and in certain areas of your outdoor landscape. A perfectly lit exterior significantly increases curb appeal. Outdoor lighting can be used to greatly enhance a properly landscaped garden.
Studies show that investing in outdoor security lighting can help amp up a home’s value for as much as 5 to 10 percent.
The curb appeal that outdoor lighting creates not only speeds up the process of selling a home, it also increases your home value. If you are living in an area where outdoor lighting is the norm, then you might as well consider having it installed in your own home, thereby making your home more attractive to buyers.
Gives You Peace of Mind
As mentioned earlier, a well-lit surrounding eliminates the chances of any break-ins. Intruders will no longer have the benefit of being able to hide in the darkness to hide their illicit activities. It is also better if these lights are coupled with surveillance systems that allow immediate and positive recognition. In turn, as a homeowner, you will have more control over any untoward incident that may occur. Knowing that you have installed outdoor security lights will greatly give you peace of mind that you have something which protects you and your property especially when night time comes.
Outdoor lighting is so important, particularly during the holidays when you are away on holiday or often go out in the evenings. It is such a relief to know that you do not have to worry about your house even when you are far away. Besides, darkness would never be your friend when you decide to navigate your outdoor premises during night time. You are less likely to stumble or injure yourself when you can see clearly what you are stepping on at night.
Walk around your home at night and see which areas need to have lights on until the morning. You have to properly identify these places before you decide to install any outdoor lighting systems. Keep in mind that it is not enough that you identify which areas need to be well-lit - you also need to assess beam angles.