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COMMERCIAL SECURITY - Things to Consider When Choosing Exterior Security Lighting

Posted by Brian McLeish on 24 September 2015

Having a business can be a very rewarding and very stressful undertaking. As a business owner or manager, one of your major concerns should be the level of security you have in place. The first level of defense you should have is a monitored security system, which will help to monitor any activity that goes on inside and outside of your building, day or night.Many security issues happen "after hours" so a properly configured security system will help safeguard and protect your property when you're not there.

Another great way to protect the outside of your building is to add security lighting. Here are a few things you need to consider when trying to put in the best security lighting possible for your business.

A Burglar's Mindset
The first thing you need to do when trying to put the right exterior security lighting in place is to imagine how a burglar will perceive your building. You want to try and cover any of the blind spots you have around the exterior of your building.

The fewer blind spots you have in your business, the easier it will be to deter would -be thieves. By putting yourself in the mindset of a thief, you will be better equipped to choose and position the lighting the right way.

Use Some Motion Sensors
Another very important thing you need to do when trying to protect the outside of your building with lighting is to use motion sensors. The use of motion sensors is a great way to catch a would-be robber and deter them with the element of surprise. Make sure you choose high-quality sensors for your property due to the danger that will arise from cheap sensors not working when you need them the most.

By having a properly configured security system in place, and a well thought out exterior lighting plan, you will be well on your way to making your business an impenetrable fortress.
 

Author: Brian McLeish
About: I have been in the security business for over 20 years and have helped thousands of people, just like you, solve their security nightmares. My career has allowed me to work on security solutions for a wide variety of customer situations. You can benefit from my experience, knowledge and industry connections.
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