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Why motion-sensor lights add security to your home

Posted by Jasco on April 23, 2015 at 7:54 AM. Filed under LED Lighting, Around the Home, Safety & Security

Homeowners always look to increase security around their house, and one of the most efficient ways to accomplish this is through motion-sensor lights. Security systems can be extremely costly and a pain to control and keep up to date. However, there are other ways to bolster your home security without rigging your entire house with alarms.

Automatic lights can detect any certain movement in its range, which is a cost-effective way to add security and convenience to your home. Here are a few ways motion-sensor lights can benefit your home:

1. Outdoor walkway at night
Something as simple as taking out the trash can turn into a dangerous expedition without enough light at night. It's easy to get your foot tangled in a garden hose or to miss a step from your porch. However, these problems are eliminated when you have extra light to help you see where you're going.

Additionally, you don't want to spend a lot of money to keep your lights on all night. Motion-sensor lights will come on and give you a clear path around your home to take the dog out, run to the garage or to get something from your car in the driveway. There's no need to shuffle around your porch and outdoor walkway at night when motion-light sensors will simply turn on the second they know you're outside.

"Motion-sensor lights can turn on the second your car gets in the driveway."

2. Getting home at night
Another convenience and home security feature is to always come home to a well-lit house. Arriving home at night in the complete dark makes it hard to find your keys. Also, a dark and unlit home isn't the most ideal situation for you to come home to at night.

Instead, motion-sensor lights can turn on the second your car gets in the driveway, so you have a safe and hassle-free walk from your vehicle to your front door. Your exterior home lights could also help you see packages left on your porch or mail in your mailbox.

3. You save energy
With motion-sensor LED security lights, you immediately save money with LED light bulbs, which last much longer than standard bulbs. LED lights are also extremely efficient, which means you will use less energy by keeping lights on only for a short period of time, instead of leaving them on all night. According to Ensto, a cleantech company for electrical systems, using motion sensor lighting can save you up to 60 percent on your energy costs.

4. Keeping intruders away
Excess lighting surrounding your home could help you keep burglars away from your home at night. With motion-tracking LED security spotlights, light sensors work with a 240-degree field of view, which will track anything moving in a much larger area.

"Motion-sensor lights could keep unwanted guests from perusing around your home."

Lights have always been one of the best ways to prevent burglaries. According to Protected Home, most burglaries occur when thieves believe you're not at home. Motion-sensor lights could give the illusion that you're home and might have spotted criminals in the act. This could keep unwanted guests from perusing around your home at night as well.

5. Pest and animal deterrence
A lot of residents in rural areas see their fair share of critters rummaging around their home at night. Deer, raccoons, rabbits, skunks, foxes and coyotes can all get into your trash or try to find a home around your property if you don't take the right plan of action. To combat critters, using motion-sensor lights will trigger when the animal gets close to your home in search of food or shelter. The quick light could keep animals away from your home at night.

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