Security lighting not only adds beauty and ambiance to your commercial space, but it also adds another layer of protection. It will not only help prevent break-ins, but it will help staff members feel more comfortable walking to their cars in the dark. It will also keep paths well-lit so that people don’t trip.
Be Mindful of Placement
Think like a burglar. A poorly lit area basically invites a burglar to come into your office space and steal from your business. Don’t give them the option. Burglars like to creep around in the dark where they are easily hidden. To prevent them from lurking around, rely on security lighting in front of your building, on the sides, and in the back. Wherever a burglar is likely to break in—such as a dark alley or a dark back window—place lights to illuminate the space. Be sure to place the lights where they aren’t easily reached. If they’re placed high enough, it will be difficult for a burglar to tamper with them (i.e., smashing them or removing the bulbs).
You’ll also want to make sure the parking lot is well-lit so employees can see where they are going at night. Light up walkways and stairs, too, to avoid walking hazards.
Avoid Excessive Interior Lighting
You may be tempted to keep lights on in your building overnight to give the impression that someone is still in the building, but this can be counterproductive. Bright lights inside the building can not only create blind spots that can hide a burglar, but they hike up your electricity bill.
When you work with a professional, you can count on them to install exterior lighting that will not only address any safety concerns you may have, but will also highlight the natural beauty of your space. If you need help with exterior lighting in your commercial space, visit Nies Electric.