Home protection is a top priority for homeowners worldwide. Fortunately, solutions as simple as adding exterior lighting to your home can help deter theft.

In addition to security, proper exterior lighting can also add safety and beauty to your space.


Multiple lighting systems can deter potential robberies and intruders. These individuals work at night for a specific reason – the cover of darkness.

Given the choice between a home or business with active outdoor lights and one without, the target that offers the least amount of potential exposure is the clear choice every time.

While any amount of exterior lighting will help, if you really want to improve security while making your landscape safer for your family and invited guests, proper lighting is a must.

But there is more to security than just purchasing the right lighting system(s). First, you’ll want to consider your lighting position. We typically aim for placements that are about 10 to 20 feet apart. 

For the highest level of security, look for positions that maximize coverage to brighten up as much space as possible without impacting interior comfort.

Floodlights are an example of a lighting system that can illuminate large spaces but they don’t offer much of an aesthetic appeal. These solutions are typically great for commercial spaces and residential areas where the amount of coverage is paramount like driveways, side entrances, and garage exteriors.

Security lights also have additional features, such as timers or motion sensors, which work great when attached to garages, doors, or entryways.

Added Benefits

Beyond making your home safer from intruders, a properly designed and installed outdoor lighting system adds an additional level of safety by making potentially dangerous elements of your landscape easier to see at night.

Proper low-voltage outdoor lighting landscape lighting helps to illuminate stairs and walkways to make steps, drops, and ledges easier to see in the dark.

A few recommendations to make your landscape safer at night:

If you add the right outdoor lighting to your home or business, you can have a major impact on the security and safety of your property.

Spend time finding the correct type of lighting, consider key entryways and areas where safety or security may be a concern, and don’t hesitate to contact a professional that can help to identify areas, techniques, and concepts you might not think of.