Blog - 1-2020-Landscape Lighting

Outdoor Lighting, Surveillance, & Security

Home-technology integrators have been incorporating landscape lighting into their outdoor installations for years now, primarily as a complement to outdoor audio. Home Outdoor Lighting is important in three major ways; first it must be aesthetically pleasing to the homeowners. Second, it must help the residents safely navigate the landscape and the perimeter of the home, and allow them to identify obstructions and potential hazards to their outdoor lighting plan. And third, it must provide security by discouraging trespassers. A well-lit home is less likely to be broken into.

Installing a residential security lighting system varies depending on your home's architecture and the light fixture's style. You should refer to the Home Systems Integration Team for the specific instructions on how to use and control your newly installed home security system. When outlining your Whole Home Outdoor Lighting plan, Home Integrators like us will encourage you to incorporate your indoor lighting and exterior decor into the approach. Select different styles of light fixtures in the same finish for a cohesive design. Light reflective exterior paint colors will enhance the efficiency of the lighting design and provide a significant increase to your homes overall curb appeal.

Outdoor sound is a natural complement to lighting and something worth considering when enjoying your exterior living environment. This is especially important if you regularly entertain outdoors. Speaker Options range from simple wireless speakers that can be moved around to weatherproof speakers under the eaves to speakers camouflaged as landscape rocks.

In today's world, heightening your home's security is critical. At night, outdoor security lighting is one of the most effective deterrents for keeping trespassers at bay. Another safety feature that a well-engineered outdoor lighting system offers to homeowners is dimmability. Take control of the lighting levels around the exterior of your home. You can set your lights to automatically dim by 30 percent at 11 p.m. and by another 30 percent at 2 a.m. and then completely off at sunrise. With dimmable lighting, controlling your entire home, inside and out, from the comfort of your bed, becomes an invaluable sense of security that every home should be able to provide its dwellers.

Nobody wants a house heavy on darkness, so start creating your outdoor lighting/security plan – reach out to a local, highly reputable, Home Integration company that can turn your plan into a reality. Turn your outdoor space into an enjoyable and safe place for you and your family.