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Security Lighting

Will security lighting make my home safer?

Security lighting should help to reduce the risk of someone breaking in to your home, or from breaking in to your vehicle and surrounding buildings, such as a garage or shed.

Normally, would-be thieves would prefer to work under the cover of darkness. Without security lighting around your home, your assets are a target, unfortunately.

With security lighting, intruders and thieves have a higher chance of being identified and apprehended.

What kind of security lighting should I get?

There are a few options when it comes to security lighting.

Which security lighting system is right for you will depend on a few things.

Motion Sensor Security Lights

Probably one of the more popular choices, motion sensor security lighting provide a great deterrent to night prowlers and home-invasion criminals. 

When the motion sensor detects the movement of heat, it turns on and floods the area where the bulbs are pointed with a bright light for a predetermined amount of time. To help minimize false triggers, most motion lights will come with a sensitivity range. You should also be able to choose how long you want the light to stay on. This is of course without any additional movement after the initial movement that tripped the lights in the first place. Usually 2 minutes is the least amount of time, but every model is different.

One of the downsides of motion sensor lights is that they can be temperamental in that they may experience a lack of detection or vice versa be overly sensitive. Finding the right setting may take several attempts.

Digital Timer Switches

Digital timer switches offer both interior and exterior lighting, and may replace existing light switches. 

Depending on the model, you can program the lights to cycle multiple times throughout the day. With the advances in digital timer switches, programming should be fairly straightforward, but we can always help you with that.

This is a great option if you are out for a long night, or several nights, as it gives the impression from the outside that someone is inside the house. Higher end models will even adjust automatically for the changing sunset and sunrise times during the year.

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