Want More Security Outside? Light It Up
If you want more security for your home, you can use lights to deter burglars. Below are different types of lights, and how you can strategically use them. This will give you a much better chance of keeping you and your family safe, as well as the expensive things outside your home.
Light it Up
When you look at some statistics, it can make you want to add some outdoor lighting. For example, in 2010, homes were broken into by burglars every 14.6 seconds. Out of those break-ins 443,717 of them occurred at night. This is why outdoor lights are so important.
Flood lights work well because they cover a larger area. There are many different types you can choose from including:
Solar Flood Lights
Solar flood lights get their power from the sun, which means you will not have to use your electricity to power them. This can save you money on your energy bills. Most solar flood lights use LED bulb, which can last up to 25 times longer than traditional bulbs. They are easy to install, as they do not require wiring. The only thing to consider if you choose LED bulbs, is how bright they shine. If you have sunny days, they will shine bright at night. If you have cloudy days and they do not have enough sun, they will still shine, just not as bright.
HID Flood Lights
HID (High Intensity Discharge) has a very strong light when compared to other types of outdoor lighting. They cover a much larger area when compared to other flood lights, which makes them perfect if you have a large property. How large the area is depends on the light you choose.
Halogen Flood Lights
Halogen flood lights are commonly used for residential properties. They emit a strong light, but they do use more energy when compared to other types of flood lights.
Use Motion Detectors
Motion detectors also work well to deter burglars. In many cases, when someone steps up to your door and a light comes on, they will turn away. They may also think someone inside the house turned the light on.
You can purchase motion detectors that are wireless. This means they are much easier to install.
One great benefit of motion detectors is you can purchase them with a security camera attached to them. They will then feed a video to your smartphone or laptop inside your home. This allows you to have a video of the burglar that you can give to the police. If you choose to have a security camera, makes sure it has a wide view.
You can also hire a security company, like American Wireless Alarm Inc, to install a complete security camera system. These are much more involved, and should be installed by a professional.