Every property owner wants to ensure their home is well protected from intruders and burglars. It’s why they get CCTV cameras installed and make sure that all the doors and windows have strong locks. But many fail to ensure that the outdoor areas on their property are well illuminated after dark and this can be an open invitation to unsavoury elements.
Poorly-lit areas give intruders the courage to trespass and break into homes, and in most cases successfully. On the other hand, regardless of how determined the intruders are, light can act as a deterrent. Having the right type of outdoor lighting allows you to have peace of mind, and sleep without having any concerns about your property’s security.
However, for this to happen, you need to ensure that the light installation is done professionally for it to have the maximum impact. Seeking the help of expert electricians is the way to go. However, here are some pointers to keep in view while planning outdoor lighting and getting it installed:
THINGS TO CONSIDER WITH OUTDOOR LIGHTING
#1 Height Is Crucial
Install the lights as high as possible. Not only will this prevent burglars/intruders from turning them off/damaging them, but will also provide the area outside your house with complete lighting.
#2 Protected Lighting
The lights will improve the safety of your property, however, they require protection as well. Choose fixtures that have a mesh to cover the lights. This prevents any potential intruders from breaking them.