How effective are floodlights in protecting your property?

There are a lot of security recommendations available today, and it’s hard to determine which ones are worth investing in. If you haven’t yet talked to your professional locksmith in Melbourne about which security options are best for you, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Is there such a thing as being too secure? First off, there is a difference between barrier security and deterrents. Barriers are things that will explicitly not allow thefts in – examples include locks, gates, doors, etc. Deterrents are aspects of your home security that make your home not as appealing to a burglar. Examples include cameras, dogs, or motion-activated lights or floodlights. 

What are floodlights?

Floodlights are those bright, motion-activated lights that you’ll find outside homes and businesses. It alerts anyone around that there is someone on the property. This will not only deter potential thefts and burglars but will also help identify burglars if there is any surrounding camera footage in the event of an actual break-in. It’s worth mentioning that floodlights are most beneficial when you have close neighbours, businesses or properties around you. That’s because you want the theft to think that their actions are being put on to display for all to see. If you don’t have anybody living nearby, you are merely illuminating their break-in. This will only make it easier for them to see and break in even easier. The placement of floodlights is something that your professional locksmith in Melbourne will be able to give advice on.

When are floodlights less effective?

It goes without saying that this deterrent is most helpful for attempted thefts during the night. For this reason, floodlights aren’t the only answer to protecting your property, but it is a great addition to a comprehensive security system. With floodlights only being a deterrent and not a barrier, it’s important to ensure that the locks on your home are secure as well. Having both deterrents and strong barriers are key to a strong security system. When looking to see where you want the lights installed, maybe have a quick look around the house. Where would you choose to break in if you locked your key inside? That may be an ideal spot to not only install lights but also double check your barriers and locks are working as best as they should. 

When should I consider asking my professional locksmith in Melbourne to install floodlights?

If you would like to discuss how floodlights would compliment your security system, your professional locksmith in Melbourne is always happy to help. Deterrents are usually a low-cost way to increase the security of your home. Another low-cost option is to plant thorny bushes in front of any windows. Make sure these aren’t too tall to provide an advantageous cover from thefts attempting to break-in into your home. Should you have any questions about floodlight installations or just about making sure you have a comprehensive security system, don’t hesitate to give us a call. You can reach us at 1800 348 378 or you can leave us a message HERE.

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