A Guide on Security Lighting
Safety is very important for many home owners and that is why they try to find the best way to secure their homes. Today, there are many ways of doing so. One thing you can install in your home is security lighting that can keep your home and family safe, if you don’t want to invest in high profile security alarm systems.
There are people who are not comfortable with lighting security systems because of the energy it requires and sometimes you are not able to sleep with the brightness. What is great about modern lighting security systems is that it is energy efficiency since it is only when it senses someone approaching the house that it lights up. The way these lights operate is through the help of sensors which are of two kinds, the infrared and microwave.
When there is heat, the infrared sensor reacts and triggers the light on when they sense any warm object, a person or a car. On the other hand, the microwave sensor sends out high frequency radio waves which can detect objects within their range since the energy from the objects breaks down the radio waves. The light goes on when the radio waves are broken.
After a certain amount of time, the lights will then turn off for both sensors. The sudden turning on of the lights will surely scare intruders and since it will turn off then it will save you energy. And since these security lights are turned off the whole day, there is no additional amount incurred in your electric bills.
You can also install automatic security lights for everyday usage. This is useful when your family members drive home at night and the lights will automatically turn on when the sensors detect the car. They also cost lower than any other security systems.
Home security lighting comes in different types. Some security systems can be used to keep your home safe starting from daylight. In this case you install different types of lighting around your house which in kept on all the times. But since lights are on the whole day, then you can expect to have high energy costs from this type of security.
Protect your home with motion-activate flood lights. Any type of motion will trigger the sensors to turn the flood lights on. This is beneficial since it also saves energy and catches intruders before they are able to enter your home.
Another form of security lighting is that which stays on low power and will become fully bright when it detects motion. The name for this security lighting is ‘hi-lo’ lighting.
If you want to install any kind of security lighting systems in your home, then you should call professional electrical experts and technicians. If you need maintenance and repair of your lighting security systems, these professionals are also able to offer you these services.