A dark house may seem frightening to some, but to criminals and burglars it can be inviting. With the holidays approaching, here are four ways outdoor lighting can improve your home security:

Survey Your Home’s Entryways

Criminals and burglars are focused on stealth. Dimly lit areas around entryways to your home could be targets for potential break ins, especially if you live near a wooded area. Venture out at night and be sure all areas around doors, garages and porches have sufficient visibility.

Motion Detection Lights

Dual floodlights with motion detection can help ward off unwelcome guests at any movement, so you’re not left with a high electric bill or having to remember to turn them off and on. Motion detection lights can also help with visibility when you need it in areas such as yards, driveways, or front doors.

LED Bulbs

Lengthen your outdoor lights’ lifespans with LED bulbs that use a quarter of the electricity and last longer as well. LED bulbs can also be substituted with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs.) CFLs use significantly less energy than traditional incandescent light bulbs while emitting similar light output.

Invest in a Smart Lighting or Security System

We are seeing more and more lighting systems that you can turn off and on remotely from your phone. Investing in a security system can help you manage your home from anywhere. Certain smart lighting and security systems will automatically alert you when someone is at the door and allow you to talk to them through your phone no matter where you are in the world.

Need help installing security lighting and systems to give you peace of mind this holiday season? Call Mister Sparky® of San Antonio at (210) 899-2430!