Outdoor security lighting is an essential feature for any home. Not only does it make it easy to find your way around the yard at night, but it also protects you and your home from nefarious criminal activity.
Make Sure That you Have Enough Coverage to Light Up Your Entire Yard
When purchasing outdoor security lighting, having total coverage is paramount. If a vandal or a burglar comes around your home and you catch them on a security camera, but don’t have enough light to make them out, the footage is worthless.
Insufficient light will result in footage that’s blurry which will make it almost impossible to identify a face with any accuracy.
An effective outdoor security lighting system is one that covers the entire property. Remember, you don’t want to have to wait for the chance to get more footage before the criminal strikes again.
Put Your Lights Out of the Criminal’s Reach
It’s best to place your lights strategically to get the most value out of an outdoor security light system. Outdoor security lights should be installed 9-10 feet in the air for maximum effect. This will prevent perpetrators from simply reaching up and disabling them.
Another reason why your outdoor security lights should be 9-10 feet in the air is that if they were any lower, they wouldn’t provide as much coverage.
Install a Generator
For those of you who are serious about home security, a generator is a good thing to have. When the power goes out, your security lights will go out with it, which will leave your home in a vulnerable position, unless you have a generator.
Homes with a generator won’t be caught off guard when the power goes out, your security lights will stay on and serve as a warning to keep potential criminals away.
Outfit Your Security Lights with Shielding for Added Protection
Even if your security lights are too high in the air for a burglar to reach them, they can still throw things at them to bust them and disable your system. You can find outdoor security lights with mesh or other protective features that help prevent them from being taken out by anything a burglar throws at it.
Have Your Outdoor Security Lights Installed By Fusion Electric
You should never try to install outdoor security lights by yourself. It’s dangerous, and it’s easy to get the wiring wrong. Why spend hours trying to figure out complex wiring while trying to keep yourself steady on a ladder that’s 10 feet in the air? In Kansas City, Fusion Electric is the smart choice for all of your electrical needs, be it installations or repairs, we do it all. The people of Kansas City trust us for a reason, we’re the best at what we do, and we give all of our customers the personalized attention they deserve.
Give your home the protection it deserves, with a little help from your friends at Fusion Electric. Contact us today!