One of the most helpful accessories to a light fixture is the motion sensor. These sensors are available in a number of different varieties, but each serves essentially the same purpose: to notice movement in a designated area. This technology is obviously useful in security applications, especially when paired with an alarm system, but it can also add a convenience factor, or a little flair, to your lighting.
Now that you have an idea of which lights (and how many) you need to protect your property, consider if you can improve their functionality with some additional accessories. Being able to see potential threats, and using light as a deterrent are great ideas, but if you are not comfortable enough yet, don’t stop there!
The second part of the security lighting series gives some advice on what type of fixtures to install, where to put them, and what to watch out for when designing a security lighting layout.
Lighting is about more than just illumination. Yes, it’s useful to see in the dark, but lights can also be used as decoration, as accent pieces, or the focus of today’s article, for security.
In the United States, a home intrusion is committed every 15 seconds, equalling about 2.5 million households annually. And while this is a decrease from previous years, the value of items stolen per burglary has gone up. In fact, by the time you’ve finished reading this article, at least 8 new intrusions will have taken place.