Keeping commercial properties safe and secure can be a challenge, but a robust security lighting system can help deter would-be trespassers and thieves. However, not all security lighting systems are created equal. Investing in the right kind of light fixtures, professional design, and expert installation are crucial in creating a system that meets your facility’s needs. Here are some tips to help you create an effective security lighting system for your commercial property.
Tip #1: Make Sure Your Security Lighting is Tamper-Proof
Any security solution is only as strong as its weakest point, and your lighting system is no exception. Every part of your system should have potential vandalism and tampering in mind. Make sure the outdoor parts are locked or otherwise protected. Some circuits, lines, and boxes can be buried, covered, or wrapped to prevent the components from being cut or disabled. Your security lighting system won’t do any good if trespassers can simply cut or unplug your lights!
Tip #2: Pay Attention to Fixture Height
Height is another critical factor for security lighting systems. Lights should be positioned high enough that they can’t be tampered with easily, especially if they have motion sensors. Motion sensors can be covered, turned, or otherwise rendered ineffective if they are within easy reach. Your lights should also be able to illuminate every corner of your property, and added height can help accomplish this.
Tip #3: Consider Common Security Lighting Features
If security and safety are your primary concerns, consider adding common features for security applications. Motion sensors are standard for many security lighting systems, and timers can also help by keeping the property bright without the need for manual switching. Some systems incorporate alarms, cameras, and other security features that can be installed alongside floodlights. Regardless of the type of facility you’re trying to protect, professional design and installation are paramount. Contact the experts at Professional Electric for help with your next lighting installation project!
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