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It’s a universal truth: businesses need security lights. No matter what an operation may sell, offer, or produce, every business in the has this common need. Regardless of the shape, size, or location, every operation has the need and responsibility of providing some level of physical security, and one of the simplest and most efficient ways to help secure a location is by improving its visibility at night.
Yet while every business needs some variety of security lights, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. For example, companies that have parking lots—whether for customers, clients, or employees—need context specific lighting to keep their grounds well-lit to attract customers and clients while at the same time maintaining their safety. From large structures with wide open areas such as warehouses and outlet stores, to the smallest of offices, from shipyards to grocery stores, maintaining safety is something that can’t be overlooked.
Former Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis once uttered a now famous quote: Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman. And while Justice Brandeis wasn’t referring to security systems, he was certainly on to something: a well-lit location will deter crime to some level, all the while increasing a general sense of safety and security among everyone authorized at a facility. In addition, these lighting systems can be aesthetically pleasing when incorporated into the environmental design of a facility or property.
Tactical Approaches to Security Lights
The first step in approaching lighting for any business is to consider what options work best for the particular needs of a company’s facilities. Due to recent and rapid advancements in technology and widespread adaption, there’s never been a better time to approach the market. Prices are at a historic low and the flexibility of the technology is at a historic high. Indeed, with today’s options, it’s quite possible to run a low-priced, highly-efficient system while investing only a fragment of the time, effort, and money that yesterday’s setups required.
Today one variety of illumination technology in particular dominates the security lights industry: light emitting diodes or, as they’re more commonly know, LEDs. In fact, it’s no secret that LEDs as a whole have taken America by storm. Entire homes have switched overnight to LEDs, businesses across the country have followed suit, and state and federal government applications are right behind them.
The reason for this is very straightforward: LEDs are simply an excellent option across the board. Not only do modern LEDs produce quality and instant full illumination regardless of outdoor temperature but they do so with extreme efficiency, using far less power than their once commonly employed predecessors. In addition, quality LEDs last for years.
Modern Solutions for Old Problems
When it comes to security lights, combining LEDs with the latest in motion detection technology can mean manifold benefits at extremely low energy and maintenance costs. For example, motion detection technology combined with the benefits of LEDs present a variety of options for a business owner. With motion technology, lights are only used when and where they’re needed, reducing the potential of, for example, light pollution.
And light pollution and waste is a factor to consider during any installation. Security lights should be concise and targeted, reducing the likelihood of light trespass and wasted light. With a combination of motion detectors and other smart technology such as timers, it’s easy to put together a highly-efficient system that will continue to pay off in safety day in and day out.
In addition, it’s never been easier to control light settings with today’s app-based approaches. With an increasing number of systems, it’s possible to maintain control of a setup from anywhere, whether in an office on the grounds or in transit many states away, adding an additional layer of previously unheard of security. Combined smart approaches to lighting can lead to security integration previously restricted to only the highest echelons of protection and at only a fraction of the cost and effort that the systems past required.