Having a well lit yard and home is one of the best ways to deter burglars. Low voltage landscape lighting can create a soft illumination that not only creates curb appeal, but also prevents burglars from hiding in dark spaces and or zones within your property. By lighting up your yard, you are making it much harder for a burglar to approach your home undetected.
The reason Landscape lighting is better used than high intensity spot lights or street lights is because the more lumens/light placed in one area can create dark spots between lighted areas. That allows people to effectively move and hide in-between those dark areas. With Landscape lighting you are placing less light and placing more in-between creating a softer glow rather than it being bright. Just like when our eyes adjust to the night sky we can see movement in-between highlighted areas and areas that illuminated softly effectively creating no dark spots allowing burglars to hide.
Creating a transitional flow from one planting bed to another is key in preventing dark spots. The proper way to create a transitional flow is to place area lights (path lights) in between highlighted areas. It not only brings out texture and color from lower plants it can illuminate all the way through allowing you to easily see whatever is lurking and or crawling around.
In addition to deterring burglars, landscape lighting can also provide a sense of safety for you and your family as well as deterring crime. Well lit areas are generally safer and more inviting than those that are not. Lighting up your yard will make it easier to see if someone is lurking around, and will also help you find your way if you need to go outside in the dark.
If you are looking for a way to improve the security and curb appeal of your home reach out to one of our professional installers to install all of your landscape lighting needs. It can deter burglars and create a better sense of security. Adding Landscape Lighting to your yard is a simple and effective way to protect your home and add value to your home.