Home security lighting is one of the easiest methods for hardening your home defense. It is inexpensive, easy to install, and an extremely effective tool for deterring criminals. I wrote this article to help folks see the validity of the previous statement. In addition to this, I'll give the homeowner some implementation tips for beefing up their lighting situation.
Firstly, home security lighting is much less costly than other forms of enhanced home security. Bars on windows, security screen doors, alarm systems, and camera systems are all more expensive. Just one set of security bars for one window will cost you a minimum of twenty five dollars. Multiply this number by how many windows the average house has, and you can see how this can get expensive very quickly.
Using lights for security can be as cheap as having motion detection lights installed neared your doorways and on the sides of your house. Motion detection lights will throw light onto anybody approaching your home. Most people already have lights setup near their entryways, so it would just be a matter of switching out the actual light system on the wall.
Another easy install method for adding security lighting would be to add solar lighting. Solar lights can be had for about two or three dollars each. Even though small solar lights do not produce significant amounts of illumination, they do make pathways safe and they do take away hiding spots from rapists and vandals. You'll find that the only thing you need to do with a pathway solar light is to stick it in the dirt.
The reason home security lighting is so effective is that it deters criminals from staying near your property. Criminals want to move onto your property unseen. They also want to have lots of time to get into your home without interference. When you place security lighting around your home, criminals lose these two things.
Another reason lighting is so effective is that you can use lots of it without having to spend much money. Instead of buying one security door, you can buy lights for your entire home. While the first safe guard would only protect one of your doors, the lighting would protect both you and your entire house.
Also, home security lighting serves more than one purpose. The lighting can be used to enjoy your yard at night, find your keys easier, and keep you from tripping. Can you think of a dual purpose for having bars on your windows? Because this type of security has two purposes, it ends up being a much better bang for your buck.