Security Benefits of Outdoor Lighting

Homeowner Tips, Smart-Home

Outdoor lights make for an easy crime deterrent throughout the night.

While motion-sensing lights are by far the best option, simply leaving a porch light on along with the back door or side door lights work very well.

Automatic lights can detect any certain movement in its range, which is a cost-effective way to add security and convenience to your home. Here are a few ways motion-sensor lights can benefit your home:

Light outdoor walkways

Something as simple as taking out the trash can turn into a dangerous expedition without enough light at night. It’s easy to get your foot tangled in a garden hose or to miss a step from your porch. However, these problems are eliminated when you have extra light to help you see where you’re going.

Motion-sensor lights will come on and give you a clear path around your home to take the dog out, run to the garage or to get something from your car in the driveway. There’s no need to shuffle around your porch and outdoor walkway at night when motion-light sensors will simply turn on the second they know you’re outside.

Brighten dark driveways

Another benefit of having motion detected outdoor lighting is always come home to a well-lit house. Arriving home in darkness makes it hard to find your way without fumbling your way inside. Motion-sensor lights can turn on the second your car gets in the driveway, so you have a safe and hassle-free walk from your vehicle to your front door.

Additionally, having exterior lighting can also help you see packages left on your doorstep or mail inside of your mailbox.

Save money and energy

With motion-sensor LED security lights, you immediately save money with LED light bulbs, which last much longer than standard bulbs. LED lights are also extremely efficient, which means you will use less energy by keeping lights on only for a short period of time, instead of leaving them on all night. Using motion sensor lighting can save you up to 60 percent on your energy costs.

Keep home intruders at bay

Excess lighting surrounding your home could help you keep burglars away from your home at night. With motion-tracking LED security spotlights, light sensors work with a 240-degree field of view, which will track anything moving in a much larger area.

Lights have always been one of the best ways to prevent burglaries. According to historical stats, most burglaries occur when thieves believe homeowners not at home. Motion-sensor lights help give the illusion that someone is home and might have spotted criminals in the act. This could keep would-be burglars from perusing around your home at night as well.

Deter unwanted & potentially dangerous animals

A lot of residents in rural areas see their fair share of nighttime critters plunging around their property at night. Raccoons, deer, opossum, foxes and even bears can all get into your property if you don’t take right precautionary measures. As such, using motion-sensor lights will trigger when the animal gets close to your home in search of food or shelter, which could keep animals away from your home at night.