Using Flood Lights as Means for Security

It's a well-accepted fact that most robberies and crimes tend to happen during the night. Criminals quite like operating under the veil of darkness as they are easier to detect and therefore foil.

A homeowner should always keep this in mind and try to ensure that gardens and house fronts are well lit. Street lighting can suffice in most circumstances, but for areas that don't have enough light; one should consider purchasing and installing a flood light. For more information on selecting the perfect spotlights and floodlights, you can visit the site at and can find the best options.

Different varieties of flood light exist, but the ones commonly used on domestic premises tend to be 250 or 500-watt tungsten. It's common for a flood light to include a passive infrared (PIR) motion sensor) for the light to come on when movement is detected.

There are a few things you need to keep in mind when using a flood light. If used incorrectly they will not provide any security, but instead, pose a risk to your property and your visitors. Here are some things to keep in mind:

1. Make sure the flood light is not in a position where it can distract drivers. They can be a source of accidents by temporarily blinding someone in charge of a car.

2. If a floodlight is incorrectly installed it can actually help a robber by blinding onlookers or provide shadows for criminals to hide in.