Install Outdoor Lighting
Most homeowners already know burglars, vandals and violent home invaders prefer to operate under the cover of the night. But what most homeowners don’t think about is leaving your outdoor lighting on all night is actually a big security no-no! Overhead lighting provides an intruder an unfair advantage and offers a clear visual path right to a vulnerable window or an easy to break-down door.
No matter whether you are trying to deter wildlife from entering your property or you want to protect your home from intruders, we can install the lighting system to meet all your security needs. Not only will you greatly enhance the safety of your home, you’ll be adding value to your home and creating a warm, welcoming feel for visitors.
Security Outdoor Lighting Systems
There are many factors that go into designing an effective security lighting system. Because of this, D.O.C. Electric electricians can help recommend the best type of system for you. Factors to consider include:
- Looking at the darkest areas surrounding your home – the ones intruders would favor, such as areas around bushes and shrubs, and the back and sides of your home – and installing a system that will suddenly flood those areas with lights so an intruder will retreat.
- Having two-head floodlights installed with not only a motion detector but a photocell as well.
- A photocell will save energy by ensuring your outdoor lights only come on when it is dark.
- Newer models of motion detectors have advanced security settings so that lights do not come on due to a neighbor’s cat walking past or wind blowing through a shrub.
Always Hire a Professional Electrician
No matter how urgent any electrical repair may seem, it’s never okay to attempt to handle them on your own. Trying to take care of electrical problems without professional training is extremely dangerous. If you or someone else aren’t hurt during your attempt, there’s still a chance that you’ve left something undone that poses a huge risk to you, your home, or your family. In fact, faulty electrical wiring is the number one cause of house fires in the United States, according to the National Fire Protection Agency. So in order to make sure that your home is safe, always rely on a professional electrician for any electrical services.
Circuit breakers that keep tripping, a flickering light on the back porch, or an exhaust fan that just won’t work properly are a few of the common problems homeowners face that have something to do with their electrical system. But figuring out where the problems are stemming from can take a lot of training and knowledge. At D.O.C. Electric, our electricians will find out exactly what’s causing the problem(s), and what other issues may be happening—or beginning to happen. Then we’ll fix it right the first time.