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Security Lights

We all want to feel safe in our homes and one way to bump up security is to add some security lights to the outside of your house. Luckily, this doesn't mean adding huge flood lights around your house as there are lots of advanced security lights on the market that will provide safety and illumination but won't be obtrusive and obvious.

Most people simply want a light to come on whenever there is movement in close proximity to their house in order to ward off potential burglars who would go unnoticed in the dark. The answer to this is motion sensor lights, and the latest type of motion sensor light is Passive Infrared (PIR). A PIR sensor light is a clever bit of tech that has become popular in home security in recent years. It is a form of motion sensor light that works by measuring the levels of infrared light (heat radiation) given off by objects in its view, if the levels change by the introduction of a new object then the light will be triggered. You may think that only humans or animals give off heat radiation but all objects that have a normal temperature above absolute zero (-273 degrees celsius, roughly!) actually give off energy in the form of infrared waves, so even if an inanimate object was thrown in front of a PIR sensor light, it would still switch on.

If you have a large area you want to illuminate in case an intruder starts trespassing, such as a tennis court or a field or garden that is not directly adjacent to your house, then you can also find motion sensor flood lights, too. While being slightly extreme for smaller properties, flood lights may be necessary if you want to keep a large area secure at night.

While keeping your home safe, motion sensor lights are also handy when you come home in the dark and need some light to see your keys, as you don't need to fumble around for a light switch. However, if you don't feel the need for motion sensor activated lights, then you can still add lights to the outside of your home that will act as security lights when you turn them on via a switch. Just having the light on may deter intruders so it's worth investing in basic security lights if you are worried about keeping your home secure.
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