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Motion Sensors for peace of mind

Motion sensors are a great deterrent for would-be thieves. Keep in mind that some thieves aren’t scared away by motion sensor lights, unfortunately.

Since motion sensor lighting has been around for quite awhile, we all know how they work. But just to recap, the motion detectors look for infrared heat waves that are moving. This way, other objects that don’t give off heat are less likely to cause the security lights to come on. To be sure you’re not wasting bulb life, check the sensitivity settings on the motion detector.

To ensure that they work properly, make sure to get a licensed, Winnipeg electrician to install them.

Where should I install motion sensors?

For your home, it’s a good idea to install motion sensors in both the front and back of your house, and possibly on the sides as well.

For the front yard, you should install them around walkways, entrances, driveways, and stairs. For the backyard, it would make sense to install around swimming pools, hot tubs, patios, and gates.

Every home will have different optimal motion sensor optimal installation points. The basic rule of thumb is to cover the most commonly used pathways and entrances. If your home has any underused hazard areas, or areas where someone could enter the property from, you should also consider installing motion sensors there as well.

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Benefits of motion sensors

Your home and your loved ones inside of that home are what you want to protect the most. Having motion sensors will give you some peace of mind, knowing that it is an effective deterrent in a lot of cases.

  • Improved home security from thieves
  • Increased safety from dangerous wildlife
    • Perhaps you live in an area where bears frequent or coyotes, and you want yourself and your little furry friends to be safe as well.
  • More convenience
    • We’ve all come home to the dark house with both hands occupied. And we all share the same collective sigh of how we knew we should’ve left some lights on before we left, but we didn’t plan on being out so long.
  • Energy savings
    • Not having your lights on all the time means you’ll save on electricity costs
  • Cost savings
    • By using the bulbs less, they’ll have a longer lifespan.

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