If you’re considering adding security lighting to your home, the first step is to work out what you want to achieve. Once you’ve defined why and where you need lighting; it’s easy to find the best option. Here’s our step by step guide to adding security lighting to your home.

Why add security lighting?

If you’re new to the concept of security lighting then you may not be sure of the benefits. Here are our top 3 reasons why you should add security lighting to your home.

 1: A safe journey from your car to your door
As the evenings draw in and it’s darker in the mornings, you may find yourself having to leave for work or arrive home in darkness. Security lighting can give you peace of mind that you can make your way between the house and your car safely, and easily see to unlock the door when you come home.

2: Who’s that knocking at the door?
If you have an unexpected guest when it’s dark outside, it’s comforting to know that you will easily be able to see who’s standing outside your door. It’s also good to know that the pizza delivery man isn’t going to trip over your doorstep because he can’t see where he’s going.

3: Burglars don’t like to be put under the spotlight
Security lighting is a great way to deter anyone who’s considering breaking into your property under the cover of darkness. A couple of well-placed outside lights can quickly make your home an unattractive proposition for a thief who’s scouting out opportunities.

What do you want to achieve?

Now that we’ve shared our top reasons for adding security lighting, you’ve probably started to come up with some ideas for adding it to your home. Here are some questions that we like to ask our clients when they contact us about security lighting.

1: Which areas of your property need to be lit?
If you think about your reasons for installing security lighting you’ll quickly get an idea of where you need to put it. The most popular areas are by the front door, on the driveway and by the front gate. Remember you won’t want your security lighting to negatively impact you or your neighbours. It’s important to consider the placement of your lighting in relation to windows and the outlook of neighbouring properties.

2: What kind of technology are you looking for?
Security lighting comes in many shapes and forms and we’ll be happy to work with you to find the best solution to suit your home. You may prefer a light that you can activate remotely before you head home from work; if you have existing outdoor lighting you might want to convert it to security lighting with a light sensor, or perhaps you would like a light that’s equipped with a motion sensor so it detects when it’s needed on all its own. There are lots of options and energy saving solutions. Mill Electrical can take you through the best ones for your home.

3: Take time to consider different types of lighting
Just because your lighting performs the task of security it doesn’t mean it can’t be a feature in your property as well. Have you considered lighting plants and trees to make a feature of your garden while ticking the box on your security needs? The benefit of working with Mill Electrical is that we have years of experience finding the right security lighting solution for our clients.

Contact Mill Electrical today.
From the simplest security lighting solution to the most technologically advanced. We can help you to consider the best security lighting options for your home and your budget. We’ve helped our clients make their properties safe in a lot of different ways, and we’re ready to share our expertise with you. Call us today on 06 877 7996.

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