Good outdoor lighting benefits you and your home in several ways. First, having a light system that clearly illuminates your walking paths at night can help keep you, your family, and your guests from injuring yourselves by falling over any unseen tripping hazards. A lighting system will also help discourage anyone with criminal intent from breaking and entering into your home, which is especially valuable when you are going on vacation or otherwise plan to be away from your home for an extended period of time.
When choosing a lighting system, look for one that allows you to easily adjust the timers to turn the lights off and on whenever you desire. It’s also a good idea to select a lighting system that will allow you to put the timers on a random setting, so there’s no fixed pattern that might signal to a would-be burglar that you’re away from your home. You can learn more about different lighting systems and have a professional install them in your home by talking to a Sacramento remodeling contractor.
Hear more about the lighting systems that home professionals are recommending by checking out the video below:
OUTDOOR LIGHTING AND HOME SECURITY VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:
TITLE: How Outdoor Lighting Can Enhance Your Home’s Security
ANGIE HICKS: When installing security lighting the key here is to make sure that you’re using it properly. Lights that are left on all the time are often ignored and may not be a sign that you’re actually home, so using lights that are on sensors are a much better choice.
RALPH REDMOND: A lighting system will keep your home safe in a couple of ways. One is that well-lit pathways, stairways are safer to navigate, plus you’ll be able to see tripping hazards if those exist. The other thing is that those of criminal intent would prefer to work under the cover of darkness, so a well-lit home will discourage those sorts of activities.
The newest types of controls have a lot of functionality, and they’re easy to use. They can turn the system on and off at the times you desire, even multiple times per day if you choose, and they also adjust every day automatically for the current dusk and dawn time. That’s attractive to a lot of people who don’t want to follow the seasons around and adjust the lights.
NARRATION: It’s always wise to have a security lighting plan for the interior of the home, especially if you plan to be away for an extended period of time. The best timers will allow random settings so there is no fixed pattern to signal the homeowner’s absence.