Home security: Flood Lights with and without PIR, Timers and LED Lamps
Darker nights are here and it’s a good time to make sure your home is secure. You can do this by:
- If you have an outdoor lamp already but it does not have a PIR (sensor to turn the lamp on and off), you can buy a separate PIR and have an electrician to install it allowing your lights to come on and off when someone approaches the house.
- Install a floodlight which has a PIR and this will then come on and off as people approach your house.
- Using a timer switch for lights. These are inexpensive, meaning homes are not left in darkness to alert burglars to an empty property
- Using door and window locks, even when someone is home
- Keeping your shed and garage locked – your tools could be used to break in to your house
- Put your lights on a timer switch to make it look as though you are home.
- LED Lights can be left on for longer periods of time (as they do not omit heat), so leave your lamp on.
Torches: Any shape or size will do!
With the shorter days and the longer nights, most of us have no choice but to go out in the dark. Morning or evening, when the skies are dark and you’re digging for that last ounce of motivation to swap your cosy slippers for your trainers, to go shopping, take the dog for a walk or take out the recycling, the last thing you need to be contemplating is whether you’re going to feel safe enough to be out.
By keeping a torch handy, could make all of the difference. From pocket size to large rechargeable torches, they are a must in the dark winter nights.