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Where is the best place to put security lights?

Security lights are a great way to increase the security of your property and give you peace of mind knowing that your home is safe and well-lit at all times. Security lighting provides a cost-effective safety measure for your home or business.

It's not surprising that homes and businesses with effective security lighting are less likely to be broken into due to the fact people who carry out break-ins prefer to do so in the cover of darkness.&

By installing security lights in key areas, you can make it difficult for criminals to hide or work undetected.

Security lights can be installed almost anywhere on your property and can be customised to fit your specific needs. They can help you see what is happening on your property at night, deterring criminals and making it easier for you to identify anyone who might be trespassing, therefore keeping your property safe.

Security lights are not only a great way to deter burglars, but they can also help you and your guests avoid accidents by providing bright light when walking around your property at night.

The best position for security lighting

The most effective place to install a security light will depend on the layout of your property and the design of the buildings. However, there are a few main locations that are applicable for security lighting positioning for all homes or businesses. These include:

  • Above garages or sheds
  • On outdoor decks, verandas, and patios
  • Above building entrances - doors, large windows, etc
  • Along fences
  • Along paths

Security light options & locations

  • Floodlights

Floodlights are bright lights that are best to be installed where they won't shine into any of your neighbour's properties. The best locations to install floodlights are above entries, porches, garages, and sides of your home/business. The benefit of floodlights is you can adjust the brightness to suit your security needs.

  • Motion Sensor / activated lights

These lights turn on when activity is sensed, this will catch those with bad intentions off guard. Motion sensor lights also alert you that someone is on your property and allow you to see them easily. They can be installed in the same areas as floodlights. You have the option to adjust these lights to ignore the movement of small animals such as dogs and cats to avoid pets activating the sensors.

One of the most popular choices is motion activated, with this technology, you’ll never have to worry about leaving a light on again. The lights will turn on automatically when they sense movement, so you can rest assured that your property is always well-lit.

  • Solar-powered security lights

  • Timed security lights

With timed security lights, your business or home's exterior is lit throughout the entire night, providing excellent security. Any visitors, staff or family that arrive in the evening will be able to find their way around. You can set your lights to turn on and off at a certain time each day, such as dusk and dawn.

  • Landscape lighting

This style of lighting not only provides security but also provides safety for guests to navigate your property. Landscape lighting beautifully illuminates walkways, trees, shrubbery, gardens and retaining walls. This style of lighting is ideally placed throughout the garden and in gateways or driveways.

  • HID security lighting

HID lighting is perfect for large properties and areas of land. These are commercial-grade lights which can cover a much wider area than floodlights. HID lights are super bright, and not always suited for residential properties but can be very effective for warehouses or bigger commercial buildings.

Speak to your local security lighting specialists for specific advice on the most effective placement of security lights around your property.

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