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. There are now a lot of security systems out there that one can use. 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 some home owners who are reluctant to get lighting security systems because they think that it will just increase their energy bills and they don’t want to be disturbed by its brightness at night. Today, however, there are lighting security devices that are designed to light up only when they detect someone approaching the house. The infrared sensors and microwave sensors are the two kinds of sensors by which the lighting security systems operate.
When you install infrared lighting security, the light is triggered on when warm objects such as a person or a car is sensed. 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.
Automatic security lights can be installed for everyday use. With automatic security lights, you will have automatic lighting when the sensors detect your car coming in at night. The cost of lighting security systems is lower than any other type of security systems.
There are many types of home security lighting. 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. This type of security lighting will cost you much since it involves turning on lights even during day time.
You can also install motion-activated flood lights to protect your home. Any type of motion will trigger the sensors to turn the flood lights on. This is also energy savings and if there are intruders, they will be caught by surprise.
Lighting security systems only shine brightly when they detect motion; otherwise, they are on low power. 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.