18 May The Importance of Outdoor Security Lighting
Most homeowners today have some form of security systems like CCTV cameras in the outdoor areas of their home. And to a certain extent, this helps deter criminal elements from encroaching on your property or entering your home. However, in addition to CCTV surveillance cameras, it’s also important that you have proper outdoor lighting for all the open spaces on your property.
This includes the boundaries, outdoor living areas like the poolscape, outdoor kitchen, patio and deck spaces. The logic behind this is pretty simple. Unsavoury elements like thieves, burglars, vandals, and trespassers prefer to go unnoticed. In addition to surveillance cameras and other alarm systems, keeping your property well-illuminated will stop these elements in their tracks.
About outdoor security lighting
We at AllRound Electrical endorse the use of outdoor lighting and encourage clients to get various outdoor lighting fixtures installed. While overall home safety is definitely a strong motivator, the right type of outdoor lighting can also significantly enhance the ambience of your property, casting artful and subtle light on your home’s structure. All things considered, we advocate adopting a holistic approach to the aspect of outdoor security lighting. Some of the things you can focus on include:
- The light fixtures that are in front of your home should be placed on a timer. This signals intruders that there is someone at home even when they’re not.
- You can use timers on indoor lighting to send a similar message.
Install outdoor security lights in these five strategic areas:
- Front door (includes the porch, if you have one)
- Garage door (generally one light on either side)
- Walkways (including pathways & sidewalks)
- The back door
- Landscape and accent lighting (including downlighting from under the roof line along the eaves, uplighting from shrubs and flowers, spotlighting a particular focal point like fountains or trees)
- Outdoor living areas like the poolscape, outdoor kitchen, desks, and patios
In addition to choosing the right locations for setting up security lighting features you also need to ensure that good quality, outdoor-grade fixtures and wiring are used in the work. After all, these spaces are exposed to the elements, making them more vulnerable to deterioration. The wiring needs to be concealed in order to protect it from the sun and rain and the same needs to be done with the switchboard and powerpoint connections.
Custom outdoor lighting services
We at AllRound Electrical are one of the leading companies in the field and can design customised outdoor and indoor security lighting solutions that add to the safety of your property. We use top grade materials in our work and make sure the work is carried out as per code. We also provide guarantees for our work which means you are assured that the work will be completed correctly the first time around.
In addition to providing security lighting to residential customers, we also cater to commercial clients, designing solutions that meet their needs and budget. To enhance the security of your property & beautify it at the same time, contact the experts at AllRound Electrical today.
We’ll design a tailored lighting plan to suit your requirements. For any more information on indoor and outdoor security lighting and our electrical services, feel free to call 1300 169 263 or write to us at this email address and we will call back shortly. Our experts will discuss your requirements in detail and will make sure they provide solutions that work perfectly for you and fit right into your budget.
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