The main areas to place security lights are on the house, in the yard, and around the perimeter of the property. Places like pathways, driveways, natural areas, and entrances are especially good for security lights. This is because security lights should also protect guests by allowing them to see where they are walking. Place security lights high enough that they cannot be shut off.
Keep reading to find out more about where to place security lights for the best coverage.
Dawn needs more light.
She laughs to herself at her own wordplay. Dawn and her husband Ronnie are currently standing outside their house at around 9 at night.
It is way too dark.
Dawn shifts her feet uncomfortably as she draws closer to Ronnie. The dark isn’t scary, just, well, uncomfortable! She (like almost everyone) likes to be able to see at night. It’s a security issue, in more ways than one.
Dawn thinks about how hard it is for their friends and family to not see where they are going. She wonders if they feel unsafe walking around their home. She knows she does. Pulling up and walking towards a dark home can be…creepy.
That is why they are deciding where they want to put outdoor lights. The research has been done and now they are trying to visualize it.
First, let’s look at 7 tips Dawn found for security lights around the home.