Your home or commercial space are some of your biggest investments and keeping them protected and secure is important. But your first priority is to keep the people inside your home or business safe. That includes safety from fire, flood, and robbery/forced entry.

Powerful and bright lights, including floodlights, LED lights, and solar lights are affordable ways to boost the security around your home or business. And there’s no reason you can’t save a little bit of money while keeping your home safe: Energy-efficient security lighting is an essential part of any home security system

In fact, outdoor security lighting with some of the brightest lights out there is a simple and highly effective way to enhance the effectiveness of your security system. The bottom line: quality outdoor lighting will help keep your property more secure.

Motion detectors, security cameras, and bright area lights reveal intruders. If light shines on them, they may hesitate about their next steps or flee the scene completely. A floodlight or area light immediately draws attention to their location and can wake homeowners from deep sleep to respond before damage is done.

Discovering what is available and taking action to install a variety of powerful lights can empower you to defend your property effectively. Not to mention, utilizing the latest designs can also provide a stylish boost to your home’s landscaping style and appearance. Added beauty and increased protection? That’s a win-win!

By strategically placing outdoor lighting on and around your house or commercial space, you can deter potential intruders. All you need is a power source! Criminals don’t want to be discovered! They wish to remain anonymous and will often avoid properties that are well-lit and appear to be protected by any type of lighting or alarm system.

Consider the following lighting types for extra protection:

All-Night Lighting
With constant lighting, there is no need to worry about whether an “unlit” time of day will give an intruder a reason to trespass. All-day, all-night lighting with a new light fixture is great for those dark and cloudy winter afternoons and can also be programmed to turn on at dusk and off at dawn, using a light-sensitive photocell.

The downside? All-night or all-day lighting uses the most energy of all security lighting types and can significantly increase your utility bill. Implementing solar energy lighting to power all or some of these lights can greatly cut waste and dollars spent.

Want to learn more about solar lights and their benefits? We can help provide options that will keep your property protected while keeping your utility costs under control. Our design-build teams will plan the most efficient ways to keep your property lit.

Motion-Activated Lighting

Motion detection lighting turns on when someone passes by and “activates” a motion sensor. Its sudden nature can deter anyone approaching with mal-intent. For best results, contact Prairie Electric to look closely at your property and its unique layout and provide recommendations on which areas could benefit the most from motion detectors.

Then, we will make sure everything is installed in the right place so that it activates properly when triggered. Another benefit: These lights also come in handy if you’re coming home when it’s dark. You’ll easily be able to see your front pathway, steps, and door.

Hi/Low Combination Lighting

Using a low-intensity light throughout that brightens when someone passes by can be an excellent intruder-deflection method. This type of installation saves you money while providing full illumination for maximum protection. Contact our experienced team of electricians at Prairie Electric to learn more about how these types of area lights could benefit your space.

Landscape Lighting

On the subtler end of the spectrum, landscape light fixtures that utilize battery power can discourage intruders and provide a safe approach for guests arriving at your home after dark. Look for areas where bushes or overgrown foliage could provide concealment for someone approaching your home.

With strategic placement of lighting, you can illuminate those hidden areas and keep them intruder-free. Landscape lighting also adds ambiance and enhances the beauty of flowers, shrubbery, and trees, giving your space a special glow.

Whether you are looking to protect your residence or commercial property or want to add lighting to both of these spaces, consider security lighting an essential part of your plan. This is a highly effective way to boost security around the area.

Be sure to call Prairie with all of your security-related questions. We have answers to your questions and the experience you can trust to get your outdoor lighting installed quickly and efficiently!