Landscape lighting can add dimension to your home’s visual appeal. When you have a home with unique features – whether that’s a fountain focal point in your circle driveway or a unique flower pot feature on your backyard patio – landscape lighting can help to showcase your carefully created living space. However, landscape lighting is more than just a visually appealing design tool. You can use landscape lighting to act as a security feature to keep your home and your loved ones safe. These five lighting ideas can get you on the right track to securing your home’s exterior.
Check your lights regularly.
Your lights should be checked to make sure they’re successfully operational both when they’re installed and at regular intervals to make sure everything’s in working order. After all, landscape lighting only works to keep your home secure if the lights turn on!
By setting timers so that your landscape lighting turns on from dusk till dawn, you’re ensuring that your home is well-lit always. The timers help you keep consistency with the lighting, even if you aren’t home to turn on the lights manually. With Dust To Dawn St Louis’ unique lighting timers, your home will be lit literally from dusk till dawn. We create timed lighting designs to keep your home safe and secure.
Light the front of your home.
Often, there is some design work on the front of our home. Sometimes we see homes with stately columns, other times we see homes with a big, beautiful wraparound porch. Either way, you should consider using landscape lighting to light the front of your homes from dusk till dawn. When you light the front of your home, you make it difficult for intruders to hide, and even more difficult for them to sneak up to your front door without you being aware of their presence. Luckily, lighting the front of your home doesn’t have to be a simple flood light that washes everything in an LED glow. The designs you select can be tasteful and illuminate your favorite part of your house.
How’s your curb appeal?
Curb appeal doesn’t just count in the light of day. If your home is set back off the road, or the street you live on isn’t terribly well-lit, you may be able to make use of roadway luminaries or in-ground lighting near the entrance to your home. This can give the appearance of being home whether you are or not, and it also makes it easier for friends and neighbors to see anybody approaching your home by car or foot. You can use timed lighting here, as well, to ensure that your home’s access points are always illuminated. Increased visibility is always a good idea.
Install motion sensing lights.
At Dusk To Dawn St. Louis, we are big believers in lights that are motion sensing. This is helpful for a number of reasons, and can be used with several different kinds of lighting. Lights that are either brightened or turned on when they detect motion deter intruders and also help to scare away unwelcome nocturnal wildlife. You can install small motion detecting lights at strategic points in your garden, or as a wide-reaching flood light on the side or rear of your home. Motion sensing lights are a key way to secure your home and your loved ones, but they aren’t just for your house!
Many homes have storage sheds, garages, or pole barns that aren’t attached to the home itself. These are just as much of a target as your home if not more so, as they’re rarely well-lit or monitored. Consider a timed light that stays on from dusk till dawn above a detached garage or a motion sensor floodlight on an out-of-the-way storage shed to keep your outbuildings secure. Additionally, if you’re working on part of your property or constructing an add-on to your home or outbuilding while you live there, portable or temporary LED lighting is a great option. Keep your ongoing project well-lit and fully visible to you and to any neighbors you may have so that you can deter any intruders from taking any tools you’ve had to leave out and any wildlife that could potentially ruin your construction.
Dusk To Dawn St. Louis understands that you want to add aesthetic appeal and dimension to your yard with landscape lighting, but we also understand the importance of home security. We rely dusk to dawn timed lighting systems and motion sensing lights to ensure that you get the most out of your landscape lighting. By using these two separate systems, we are covering all your security bases while still creating a unique, beautiful landscape lighting design that showcases your home and addresses your lighting needs.