How Lighting can help deter a break into your Home

It is important that homeowners remain vigilant and put measures in place to deter anyone from breaking into their home. Nowadays, people will sometimes spend a lot of money on technology, however this does not have to be the case.  There are many different simple things people can do that will help keep a thief away. People sometimes underestimate the power of lighting; however, any thief wants to remain undetected. So, the more bright and powerful lights that are centred on them, the more chance you have of keeping them off your property.  Here are some of the suggestions for lighting that can help with this dilemma.

Security Lights

Probably the most common type of lights in the outdoors are the security lights.  These come in all shapes and sizes and will go on automatically when there is heat or motion nearby.  One of the problems with this type of light is that it does not know the difference between a thief on your property and a cat passing through.  As such, if a cat were to pass through the garden, the light will go on at full force.  People also make assumptions that these types of lights require to be spotlight but this is not the case.  There are many different types of luxury lighting that are disguised as such that then make sure the garden remains in-tact and does not have lighting that is obvious or out of place.

Indoor Light Timers

As much as the lights outdoors help by being a deterrent, so does the lighting indoors.  At the end of the day, most robbers will want to enter a home when no-one is in it.  If there is lighting on within the house this is sometimes a strong signal that someone is home.  Even better is where there are lighting timers.  As such, if you are not in the home and maybe even away for a vacation, the lighting timers can be set to put on the light when it is going dark and put the light off when the sun is out.  If the thief is therefore keeping an eye on the home, he will see them going on and off and should also support in keeping him at bay.



Different from the security lights, floodlights can be installed outdoors.  Generally, you will see these in much larger properties and sometimes the owners will even have these on constantly.  Although these are extremely powerful and let off a lot of light, they are also expensive to upkeep (especially if they are on constantly in the dark hours).


As a result, do not immediately go looking to purchase hi-tech security systems or CCTVs at your home if the purpose of this is to keep robbers away.  For a much lower budget, there are more simplistic things that can be done that can just be as effective.


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