4 Important Reasons to Install Outdoor Security Lighting
Now that the fall season is upon us, you’ve probably noticed that as each day passes, the sun sets earlier and earlier. Some of you may even leave for work in the dark only to return home in the dark too. You may even wonder if daylight still exists. Here’s a bright idea; while you can’t control when the sun rises and sets, you can control how well-lit the outside of your home is for safe navigability, security and peace of mind. If you don’t already have outdoor security lighting installed, consider calling a licensed electrician to help you on your way to feeling safer at home. If you still need some convincing, here are four reasons to consider.
1. Deter Nighttime Prowlers
This goes for burglars as well as annoying critters that are wreaking havoc on your garden or shrubbery. Installing motion sensor lights will help to discourage undesirable people and animals from coming near your home. Motion sensor lights are self-explanatory; they immediately turn on when nearby movement is detected. For your added peace of mind, we recommend installing timers both in and outside your home.
If you take frequent business trips or vacations, installing timers will make it appear as if someone is always home. You may have been previously taught to leave several lights on at all times when you’re away, however, after a few days it will become quite obvious that you’re not home. After all, who leaves a hallway or bedroom light on 24/7? Not your typical home dweller. The best thing you can do to protect your home is to install timers. You can program them to turn on and off at specific times. Think about what your daily and nightly schedule is, and then program your lights accordingly. We recommend having an expert electrician install your lights to ensure everything works properly. The last thing you want is a botched DIY installation right before you need to leave on a trip.
2. Get Rid of Vulnerable Areas
Intruders rely on a home’s vulnerable points for easier access. In this case, the vulnerable points are dark shadows where they can easily hide. By adding security lighting around your entire home, you can feel assured that there is no safe place for an unwanted visitor to hide. Many home homeowners make the mistake of adding lights only to the front of their property, while ignoring the back of it. It’s important to install security lights on all sides of your home. You can layer your property with various types of lights including motion sensors, flood lights, landscape lights, spot lights and more.
3. Ensure Safe Navigation
When determining where to install your outdoor lights, think about how you utilize your outdoor areas. Do you enter and exit out of the garage, front door and/or back door? Where do you park your car? Do you and your family enjoy being outside in the evening? By installing flood lights near your patio, deck and front lawn, you will be able to safely enjoy your outdoor living spaces. You can also add path lights to your entryway and motion sensor lights near your garage door
4. Increase Your Curb Appeal
An added benefit of installing outdoor security lights is appeal. We all take pride in our homes and want them stand out from the others. This is a natural response, since your home is a costly and timely investment; perhaps the most costly and timely one you’ll ever make. Wanting to showcase it to the world isn’t a bad thing. When hiring the trusted lighting experts at 24/7 Electric, you can rest assured our team will implement a lighting scheme that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. It’s important to hire a professional for a project of this level because a light is only effective if it’s installed in the right place and installed correctly. This is where we can help. We know the best locations to install lights as well which type of lights will be the most effective for your needs.
Many homeowners who attempt to install their own outdoor security lights make the same mistakes. They don’t have a definite plan; they install too little or too many lights, leading to overkill; or they focus on the wrong features. You can avoid these common mistakes by hiring a professional who’s well-versed in all things lighting and who can help you devise the perfect plan for your family and home on your budget. What are you waiting for? Call the trusted Calgary and Victoria electricians at 24/7 Electric today or request service online here!