A Crime Prevention Tip: Well-Lit Exteriors

April 26, 2020

There are so many benefits to having a well-lit exterior. Not only does nighttime lighting help create a welcoming and beautiful atmosphere, it also helps prevent falls and injuries, and goes a long way in preventing crime.

A criminal cannot approach your home as easily and has fewer hiding spots in the landscaping with a well-lit exterior. Illuminating entrance points, like doors and windows, makes them difficult for a potential burglar to break in unnoticed. So, when choosing where to place lighting for security, consider the darkest areas near your home where a burglar could enter.

Research has found that evidence of occupancy is one of the main reasons why burglars don’t target certain houses. When you go out for the evening or are away on holiday, make your home looks occupied by using interior lights on timers that reflect your daily routing patterns.

If you are interested in joining the Skybrook Neighborhood Watch please contact Craig Sandhaus at SandhausHOA@gmail.com.