Having your walkways and entrances well-lit can reduce the risk of trips and falls and deter burglars. Putting your outdoor lights on motion sensors makes it easier to keep the perimeter of your home safe for your family and pets.
Here are some of the top benefits of motion-activated lights.
Reduce tripping hazards
As winter approaches, coming and going from your house in the dark will make it harder to spot tripping hazards on your way to the car. Couple that with rain, frost, or snow, and this short journey can become treacherous.
With motion-activated lights, you can rely on your walkway being well-lit at any time of day. There’s no worrying about flicking the light switch on or off; the lights will activate as soon as you trigger the sensor, ensuring you and your family can make it in and out of your home safely.
Scare off animals
Whether you want to keep deer away from your prized perennials or raccoons out of your trash cans, motion-activated lights are a great way to scare off unwelcome animals. Position lights strategically to illuminate areas of your yard where you’d most like to deter animals.
If you have dogs at home, motion lights illuminate your yard when you let them out for evening bathroom breaks. This helps keep them safe from predators and enables you to keep an eye on them from inside the house.
Deter burglars and vandals
If a burglar or vandal approaches your home at night, motion-activated lights are sure to deter them. Lights around your home’s entrances will reduce the risk of package or mail theft while positioning lights in your driveway and around your garage will help protect your vehicles and bicycles from thieves and vandals.
Motion-activated lights can represent significant energy savings. Instead of having to remember to flick off your outdoor lights when you leave for work in the morning or go to bed at night, you can rely on the motion sensors to turn them off (and on) when they are needed.
Because motion lights may activate due to activity outside your home at night, position them so they won’t cause light pollution in your bedroom and disrupt your sleep. Consider investing in heavy blinds if you’re a sensitive sleeper. If you think you could benefit from motion-activated lights, an American Alarm security consultant can help you determine the best way to integrate them into your home security system.
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