It’s a bit of a myth that security lighting is the most effective way of securing property. Sure, it is somewhat effective, but I feel it has been afforded a pedestal at the detriment of other measures of security.
Areas lit by security lighting are often deemed more secure but this isn’t particularly true. Well lit areas allow would-be burglars to easily spot vulnerable areas.
A well lit area won’t be as effective as clearly posted and functional CCTV, secured by design locks on windows and doors, and of course intruder alarms.
Having said all that, lighting can provide crucial when working alongside other measures of security as well as providing safer entry to homes, businesses, and building sites.
With CCTV and DOGS being deemed the most effective way to deter burglars according to a Guardian interview with ex-criminals. Lighting was some way down that list.
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However, we still need light in some sense. Especially for CCTV to be truly effective.
Technology moves fast in this industry. Infrared lighting has become a main-stay. It being barely visible to the naked eye has become more and more crucial to preventing crime.
An intruder breaking into a site at night but being filmed by an infrared camera without security lighting will be left in the dark, neighbours won’t be bothered by lights being triggered. The result when this footage is viewed will be like night-vision.
But these areas still need a form of lighting to ensure there is a decent picture even with
It’s all about working in synergy with other security solutions. Security lighting becomes much more effective when used in conjunction with CCTV, intruder alarms, and secure access points.
Good CCTV footage is dependent on good lighting.
Don’t be left in the dark.
Let there be light.
A MATTER GROUP.