Sensing Security with Lighting Fixtures

Sensor lights used outside the home can be ideal for security purposes. Image courtesy of  Philips' Hadco.

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Sensor lights used outside the home can be ideal for security purposes. Image courtesy of Philips' Hadco. http://www.hadco.com/Hadco/home.html

While lighting fixtures that incorporate motion sensors can offer you many advantages – from convenience to energy-efficiency – lots of people seek them out for one reason: security.

A Safer Home Through Lighting Design
The simple fact is that poorly-lit homes appeal more to criminals. Data shows well-lit communities suffer from less crime, so it only makes sense to make proper lighting design part of your own home's security.

Sensor lights on the outside of your home accomplish this goal while reducing light pollution. Instead of having a light burning all night, costing you money and potentially shining into your neighbor's home, you can install a sensor light. Proper installation will ensure there are no places to hide or lurk outside your home should someone be moving around.

Additionally, sensor lights can act as a type of silent alarm. Once one of your lights illuminates, you'll know there is someone or something moving around in the vicinity. This can be an ideal deterrent against burglars, especially if you're away from your home for an extended period of time.

Visit your local ALA showroom or go online to americanlightingassoc.com to learn more about how lighting can help with home security.

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