When night comes, it may be lights out inside your home, but the lights outside should come on.
Lighting up your yard is one key part to keeping your home secure and safe. Outdoor lights are best placed above doorways so that doorsteps are clearly illuminated. Burglars trying to break in during the night risk being caught in the spotlight. Also, when your doorstep is lit up, it is easier for you to identify who may be knocking on your door.
Outdoor lighting should light up your entire yard, especially if there are woods nearby. A security expert can help you decide on how many lights you may need and the best places to put them. Along with putting lights on and around your house, it is also important to have outdoor lights on sheds, clubhouses, and garages. Spotlighting your security sign can also deter burglars.
Lighting isn’t only to deter burglars from your home. It also offers safety to you and any visitors that are unfamiliar with your yard. Bushes or a cat can trip you up at night, and everyone would be grateful for a light that illuminated a skunk. Perhaps the most important thing to have lit is an outdoor pool. The lights are not only handy for late night swims but to keep you or others from accidently falling in.
If outdoor lights begin to flicker or dim, indicating that they’re about to burn out, don’t hesitate to change the bulb. It’s better to change the light bulb during the day when it’s more convenient than to risk the light burning out in the middle of the night.
One common outdoor lighting technique that is gaining in popularity, due to the surprise factor in the light being turned on, are motion-activated security lights.
Keep your home secure by installing outdoor lighting. Spotlight and catch burglars or simply neighbors trying to sneak zucchini onto your doorstep.