Installing landscape lighting around your property illuminates your home and creates a dramatic scene. It enhances your family’s time outdoors and extends the hours you can spend on your deck or patio. While these are all great advantages, one of the best benefits of outdoor lighting is how it increases security around your home, and the safety outdoor lighting provides is not limited to minimizing trips and falls. Spring is finally here, and the weather is getting warmer. You and your family will certainly be taking advantage of the
extra time outdoors and the more comfortable temperatures, but not everyone who starts spending more time outdoors in the spring has good intentions. It is no secret that crime increase as the weather warms. This is true in any city or town, not just Columbus. Though the topic may not be a pleasant one, it’s always good to talk about how we can protect ourselves from break-ins and other criminal activity. Being prepared really is the best defense.
No matter how safe our neighborhoods are, criminal activity is always a possibility, and no area is immune. However, we can take precautions to minimize our risk of being a target. Criminals like darkness. In the shadows, they can enter a home undetected, vandalize property, and take what does not belong to them with less chance of being discovered. Adequate outdoor lighting minimizes shadowed areas around your home. And while it cannot guarantee that your house will never be a target, landscape lighting can minimize your risk as it illuminates shrubs and trees where they might hide.
Investing in outdoor lighting will allow your family to come home to a fully illuminated home and will assist your neighbors in spotting any strangers lurking around the property when you are away. Architectural lighting for your doorways and windows make it challenging for a robber to enter your home undetected by you or someone else in the community, and path lighting will make your walkways bright. While an outdoor lighting system is an investment, the security and confidence it can give is really invaluable, and it does all this while beautifying your home.
As summer approaches, take the best precaution against being the victim of breaking and entering. Light your property so that an intrusion is more difficult. If you want to make sure your property is at the bottom of a burglar’s hit list, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbus today. We will work with you to create the best lighting design for your property.
J.K. Smith, Owner