Do motion sensor lights deter crime?
Do motion sensor lights deter crime?

Is light a deterrent for crime?

There is no clear scientific evidence that increased outdoor lighting deters crimes. It may make us feel safer, but has not been shown to make us safer. A 2015 study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found that streetlights don't prevent accidents or crime, but do cost a lot of money.

Should You Leave exterior lights on at night?

Should you leave outdoor lights on at night? No, leaving lights on can make intruders think that you're not home. Use a motion sensor light that turns on when you, or anyone else, comes near so you have light only when you need it.

Do motion sensors deter burglars?

Pairing your motion sensor lights with an alarm system is a great way to deter burglars and receive immediate alerts for suspicious activity. And covering your main points of entry with security cameras ensures you always have a birds-eye view of your business.

Are sensor lights good for security?

Indoor or outdoor, motion sensor lights provide security, convenience, and energy efficiency. There may be one main reason you're looking for motion-activated lighting, or you may want to take advantage of all the benefits.

Do you set burglar alarm at night?

As well as when you are leaving the house (even if it's for a couple of minutes), we also highly recommend for people to use the night setting every night. Just as you are going around, checking if all windows and doors are locked each night, add switching your burglar alarm to your routine.

Why do some motion sensors cause false detections?

A motion detector may activate falsely for several reasons. It could be the result of improper installation of the device, such as placing it above a heater or furnace. A false detection could be caused by the movement of objects such as balloons, blinds, and curtains within the range of a motion detector.