One of the most important aspects of any outdoor lighting system is the security aspect it provides. Proper exterior lighting helps make a home welcoming and friendly while discouraging unwelcome intruders from lingering. Homes without security measures, such as alarms and outdoor lighting, are up to 300% more likely to be vandalized.
Before and after pictures are perhaps the most effective way to show the importance an outdoor lighting system can have on the overall security of a home. It's possible to have beautiful security lighting that protects your property and your family.
Key aspects of residential outdoor security lighting:
- Adequately lighting paths and steps: this will keep homeowners and guests safe at night by helping to prevent trips and falls
- Illuminating all exterior doors: highlighting the entry and exit points allows you to see who's coming and going
- Lighting dark areas: eliminates places for intruders to hide
No one ever wants an intruder to enter their yard or property and risk gaining access to their home. The right outdoor security lighting measures can help you be confident that you are doing everything possible to ensure your home and property are safe at night.
For homeowners who want to enhance the overall security of their home and property, you'll want to consider illuminating your home, yard, and the perimeter of your property. At McKay Lighting, we refer to these at the three rings of protection.Strategically illuminating each area provides another level of security, making it more difficult for an intruder to get onto your property and access your home unseen. You can rest easy knowing that your outdoor lighting is doing its part to keep your home safe.
There's an art to blending security elements into the aesthetic aspect when developing a lighting design. Low-voltage landscape lighting allows homeowners to experience an elevated level of security. Many times, high-powered commercial lights flood overpower a property and take away from the home's natural beauty.
Outdoor security lighting shouldn't be to be harsh or startling, it can be effective while enhancing your home. As a dedicated landscape lighting firm, we are expertly equipped to consider both beauty and security. Our designers will work with you to develop a custom lighting design that provides the perfect amount of security and beautiful aesthetics. When we are done lighting your home, you can rest assured that your home is as safe as possible.
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Our dedicated team at McKay Landscape Lighting works with you to create a custom landscape lighting design that's unique to your property. From design to installation to service, you can count on our team of experts to make sure you are happy with your lighting system for years to come.