Security lighting is not landscape lighting but well designed landscape lighting provides security. Everyone has heard, “You only get one chance to make a first impression.” Lights mounted under the eaves of the house that glare out at people are not welcoming. Motion sensor lights that turn on when guests are approaching the home, shout “Halt, who goes there?” not “Welcome, come on in!”
Your safety and the safety of your loved ones, friends, and visitors while on your property is a big concern for most people. Be it accidents or criminal activity, professionally installed accent outdoor lighting can greatly reduce your risk factors for both residential and commercial properties.
According to US Crime Statistics, homes without outdoor lighting are 3 times more likely to broken into or vandalized. Those with spotty outdoor lighting (only at doors or one flood light on the garage) are 1.5 times more likely to get broken into. Criminals like the dark, it gives them a place to hide. Professionally installed accent outdoor lighting takes those hiding spots away and makes your property much less likely to be a target.
According to the US Bureau of Statistics, almost 30% of all household accidents happen in the yard. Landscape and outdoor lighting can reduce that percentage by an average of 18%. That is cutting, by over half, the chances that someone having an accident in your yard and hurting themselves. This reduces the chances of you having liability for an accident as well, which is a very good thing.
The key to maximizing safety features is custom design. That is why we create a custom design for each and every client, making sure that your home or business is beautifully lit and that the safety concerns are well addressed.