In previous posts we have highlighted the importance of home security and how it ranks as the number one priority among homeowners, and as such, there is no shortage of home security technology out there. Some of these innovations are incredibly handy, whilst others are a must-have. In fact, they have become more of a mandatory requirement rather than an optional accessory.
In today's post we will talk about one home security device in particular; security lighting. Most home invasions take place at night, so having adequate lighting - and more specifically, security lighting - covering the immediate area is a sensible safety feature.
What Security Lighting Can Do For You
Security lighting covers vulnerable sections of the house, mainly outdoor areas that are otherwise in total darkness at night. Residential areas and neighbourhoods are often dark and quiet, with the only light source being street lamps. Having a security light on your property serves two purposes; to show potential intruders that you take precautions to keep your home safe and to provide proper lighting in your back garden, driveway or side passageway.
A very common location for security lighting is right in front of the garage or in the back garden. Some models even come with motion sensors that turn the light on when most needed. This is a great feature to capitalise on because the minute it senses movement, the light will kick in and alert both the homeowners and the intruder.
Below are some other salient features of these LED security lights.
- Incredibly low running costs, which makes them financially viable for all homeowners
- Very powerful LED that has an estimated usage of thousands of hours. Some of the most common models come with 50,000 hours of usage. This means a security light will last more than a decade if it is utilised for 10 hours daily
- Very low energy consumption which reduces emissions and energy bills. On average, security lights consume a maximum of 12 Watts
- They have a wide coverage area making them ideal for outdoor usage. Their range can be as large as 120 degrees
- Their detector range is anywhere between eight and thirteen metres, allowing them to deter intruders before they get to the property
- They are readily available in a wide range of styles, with different models offering impressive features
LED security lighting has taken home security to a whole new level. It is an extremely handy safety accessory to have. Combined with other technologies such as CCTV cameras and burglar alarms, security lights can help homeowners enhance their home security and sleep easy with an added sense of security.
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