How to protect your home or business with solar security lights

February 13, 2009 at 10:29 am Leave a comment

Home security and crime statistics indicate that a burglary occurs roughly every fifteen seconds in the United States. This means that such crimes take place almost round the clock. While daylight serves as a big deterrent to home invaders and burglars, the night time provides good “cover”.

So, how do you eliminate that cover without racking up big electricity bills and home security system fees? It is easy with the installation of solar powered landscape lighting. Walkways can be lined with attractive and effective lights, motion sensor units can be stationed at all entrances and unobserved areas of the home and yard, and they can even be placed inside such areas as garages and sheds!

With solar security lights the only expense for installing a complete home and yard lighting plan is the cost of the units themselves. Small solar panels and collectors make it easy to install the lights wherever they may be needed and gather the power of the sun to operate the system all night long.

Let’s consider a “typical” yard and home. There will be a driveway of some sort and perhaps a garage. Because the garage is the typical point of entry for many thieves, it is important to use solar lighting at this location, as well as good locks on all doors. A homeowner could install solar powered accent lights along the edge of their drive and a motion-sensor light above the garage door. This would be triggered by anyone pulling into their yard or walking anywhere near the entrance to the garage. Additionally, with the benefit of the solar collection panel, a motion sensor unit could also be positioned inside the garage. A good location for such a fixture would be immediately above the door that leads from the garage and into the home.

Strategically locating a solar motion light would remove a would-be burglar’s element of comfort or security that is provided by the cover of darkness, and the motion sensor lights may lead them to believe that they have also triggered a security system as well!

While the solar accent lights along walkways and the drive illuminate the entire area, and eliminate the chance for a burglar to approach any entryway under cover of dark, they also make it much safer for those arriving home in the evening. They provide a guide to the safe and level sidewalk or pathway and serve as a nice welcome home!

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