Home security is an important issue for most home owners and businesses. One of the simplest and possibly cost effective ways of making your home more secure is through the installation of security lighting systems. When thieves or potential intruders survey a property at night time they are less likely to try and enter a property that is well lit as their presence is more likely to be detected. Security lighting can also make your property safer to navigate around at night also.

There is a huge range of options when it comes to security lighting and we can advise you on the most appropriate type of security lighting systems to use and the optimal positioning of the lights.

Types Of security Lighting

Like all areas of lighting, security lighting has evolved greatly over the last ten to fifteen years. Security lighting is now available in a huge array of technologies and styles including:

  • l.e.d. security lights
  • systems with passive infra red detectors designed to detect body heat
  • high light output, high wattage flood lighting
  • concealed lighting systems
  • single, double or even triple security lights per unit
  • low voltage units

Passive Infra Red Detectors Used In Security Lighting

The passive infra red detectors used in modern day security lights to turn the lights on when they security lightingdetect the presence of human body heat were developed in the 1980’s, primarily for the security industry. The ‘pyro electric’ sensor is at the heart of these detectors and is an electronic component that is designed to produce an electrical signal when body heat, which falls within a well defined wavelength in the infra red spectrum, is detected. These ingenious devices have proven to be very accurate and reliable in only switching the security lighting on in the presence of humans and not drafts of wind, animals or other moving objects. This means that the energy costs of running sensor based security lighting is kept to a minimum.