Installing light fixtures on your home exterior and around your property provides far more than a nice aesthetic — it enhances your home security. Considering the fact that the Minneapolis area is safer than just 4% of U.S. cities, ample home security is paramount.

If you’ve been on the fence about installing exterior lighting fixtures, read on to learn four of the most important reasons you should take the plunge and get it done.

Outdoor Lighting Helps Deter Thieves and Vandals

When a thief targets your neighborhood, chances are he’s done his homework. He’s found the most vulnerable houses and figured out a way to get onto the property without being noticed. But when you have security lighting on your property, your home is much less likely to be the victim of a break-in.

With the proper placement (which your electrician can help you with), outdoor security lighting will illuminate any dark areas on your property. Hiding spots become few and far between when motion-sensor or timed lights provide ample illumination around your house. And with the threat of being seen, a thief is much less likely to target your home.

Opt for motion-sensor lighting if you’re looking for ample security around your property. Since it catches intruders off guard and instantly illuminates a wide area, it provides a strong deterrent against theft.

Exterior Lighting Increases Property Value

Installing light fixtures around your home is an excellent way to increase your property value with a relatively modest investment. While you’ll need to hire an electrician to perform the service, installing security lighting is super affordable compared to many home improvement projects.

Should you decide to sell your home in the future, prospective buyers will undoubtedly appreciate the attention to detail. And, should you choose to augment your lighting with a home security system, you can command a higher asking price when you sell.

Outdoor Lights Serve Multiple Purposes

Outdoor lighting isn’t just for aesthetics and security; it’s also excellent for homeowners who love to entertain! If you enjoy having friends and family over and spending evenings in the backyard, installing new light fixtures will help enhance the mood and provide added peace of mind.

Exterior Lighting Helps Prevent Accidents and Injuries

Have you ever taken out the trash at night and accidentally tripped on a garden hose or the edge of your patio? Imagine if you had an aging guest over and a similar situation occurred. Installing light fixtures around your garage, patio, and wherever you store your trash cans can help prevent everyday accidents with simple illumination. Plus, depending on your insurer, outdoor lights may also net you a discount on your homeowner’s insurance premium.

Security Lights Offer Peace of Mind

One of the most overlooked benefits of security lighting you will attain is rock-solid peace of mind knowing the dark corners of your property illuminate as bright as day. You will rest easy knowing it's almost impossible for would-be intruders to skulk up to your property and valuable possessions and strike fear in your family.

Better Functionality

Whether you’re traversing from your shop after a late-night work session to entertaining guests for a cookout, your property will attain more functionality later in the day as the ample light lets you see long after the sunsets.

Types of Outdoor Security Lighting

There are plenty of different ways to choose light for outdoor security. Here is a brief list of the best types of security lights:

●        Timed Lighting: You will be able to program your timer to turn on at dusk and off at dawn, which helps you save money while not worrying about manually switching your outdoor lights on and off.

●        Motion-Activated Lighting: When you want reactive security, then motion-activated lighting is what you want. Motion detectors will trigger the lights when it senses motion within close proximity.

●        Flood Lighting: When you want the dark completely gone from an area, floodlights are what you’re looking for! The high-intensity lights are crucial for home security as usually dark corners of your property will light up like daytime.

Schedule Lighting Installation With Harrison Electric

If you’re ready to improve security around your property, let our team at Harrison Electric help!

Our licensed electricians can install hard-wired light fixtures anywhere around your property and can also wire in security cameras for enhanced home protection.

We strive to provide the best customer service and highest-quality installations in the industry, so when you need new lighting, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

To request a quote or learn more about how we can help you, call our office today at 763-544-3300 or send us a message, and we’ll be in touch.