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Do you know what’s lurking around the corner outside your home or business? According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in 2017 there were an estimated 1,401,840 burglaries in the United States.* And did you know that in the state of Texas alone, a property crime occurred every 46 seconds during the year 2018, as reported by the Texas Department of Public Safety?** In combination with a great electronic security system, outdoor security lights are an essential component in protecting your home or business from criminals.

A property is secured by adding outdoor security lights to the exterior

Security is a major concern for homeowners and business owners alike. Living in a large, metropolitan city like Houston, TX exposes you to more criminal activity due to the sheer volume of people concentrated in one area. While it’s true that “urban areas generally have higher crime rates than suburban or rural areas” ***, you’re not completely safe from burglaries and property crimes in a rural setting. Home intruders are deceptive opportunists and may simply choose secluded properties based on the fact that there may be fewer possible witnesses. Business owners may also feel especially vulnerable to criminal trespassing due to the fact that stores, company buildings, and offices typically house large amounts of money and/or private records.  However you look at it, installing outdoor lighting can help you take the necessary precautions to keep your family, property or business safe from outside danger.

 

Does Lighting Deter Burglars?

As detailed in a report created by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, about 60% of would-be burglars stated that a security system would deter them from targeting specific locations.****. It’s common knowledge that burglars rely on the cover of the night to sneak onto your property or into business without anyone noticing or recognizing them. With this line of thinking, outdoor security lights should be included as an important line of defense to ward off potential criminals.

A driveway is lit up with outdoor security lights in Houston

Installing outdoor lighting not only staves off trespassers, but it also gives you complete peace of mind as a homeowner. Lit pathways, illuminated covered areas and secure entry points are all a godsend when you arrive home late at night and just want to make it inside your house safely. And business owners can rest assured that outdoor security lights, as part of an overall security system, can help secure their valuable assets and documents by preventing break-ins and theft.

 

Get Help Installing Outdoor Security Lights

Houston Lightscapes understands the importance of outdoor lighting security, especially as they are natives to the Houston Tx area. Meeting with a professional lighting company who have faced the same challenges when it comes to property security can make all the difference when securing your home. Our designers will work with you to identify key areas on your property that are at risk of vandalism or burglary. We will install durable, reliable fixtures that stand the test of time for a long term safety solution. 

Are you ready to begin securing your home or business property with outdoor security lights? You can contact Houston Lightscapes to request a free lighting demo or consultation.  We are one of the top professional landscape lighting design companies in the greater Houston, TX area.

To find out if outdoor security lighting is right for your property, set up a free consultation here. You can also call us at 713-966-6307 or email us at info@houstonlightscapes.com

References:

* https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2017/crime-in-the-u.s.-2017/topic-pages/burglary

** https://www.dps.texas.gov/crimereports/18/citCh2.pdf

*** https://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ncvrw2018/info_flyers/fact_sheets/2018NCVRW_UrbanRural_508_QC.pdf

**** https://airef.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/BurglarSurveyStudyFinalReport.pdf

The team at Houston Lightscapes takes pride in their many years of experience in the landscape lighting industry. They've been serving the greater Houston area for over 30 years bringing innovation and elegance to their designs. Learn more about Houston Lightscapes here.