Sixty per cent of commercial burglaries takes place in the evening or at night. This is because criminals know that they are far less likely to be identified or posted under the cover of darkness. To combat this, one of the most effective corporate security measures that can be put in place is exterior security lighting.
There are different types of exterior security lighting systems available. Your business locations, level of threat and your budget will determine the type of system that would suit you best.
Motion Activated Security Lights – Installing security lighting will make you see an increase in your electricity bill so you may want to consider using motion-activated lighting. Unlike other security light systems, motion-activated security lights only activate when they detect movement. As they are not permanently on, they won’t make your electricity bill break the bank and your premises are secure.
Solar flood lights – An environmentally friendly and cost-effective option, solar floodlighting is cost-effective as it gets its energy directly from the sun. Solar floodlighting is incredibly effective and with new systems having LED lighting, they provide a better quality of light giving you or your security guards the ability to identify trespassers. If your building has a power cut during out of hours, the solar lights will remain operational.
Halogen lighting – Halogen lights produce a bright white light that is the most popular system for security services to use. Halogen lights come in a wide range of designs and styles and can be used to light large outdoor areas such as car forecourts and trade yards.
Fluorescent lighting – first invented in the 1980s, fluorescent lighting has come a long way and is today used around the world – most often used in office strip lighting. Fluorescent light bulbs tend to last 10 times longer and use around 75% less energy compared to other bulbs. However fluorescent bulbs do buzz when turned on and so they may not be appropriate if your business is in a residential area.
HID (High-Intensity Discharge) Lighting – HID Lighting is perhaps the most effective exterior lighting solution. HID exterior security lights can make more visible light per unit of power than fluorescent and incandescent lights. HID lights cover large areas, making them ideal for lighting large external areas.
A&R Security Services can offer industrial Security Solutions including security guards and mobile security officers. If you would like more information or would like to request a quote then call 01656 713950 or visit our website for more details