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Outdoor Security Lighting for Your Home Never Looked so Good!

Many times, residential burglaries are crimes of opportunity caused by homeowner oversight. It is just as important to secure your residence, even if you are home, as it is to secure your vehicle. It does not take long at all for an experienced thief to locate and remove valuables from your home. An experienced thief may even enter and leave your property without your knowledge!


It has been said that a home well-lit is a home of less trespass. If you have been paying attention to the news and police reports of late, then you understand that residential crime is on the rise and no neighborhood is exempt.

It's no secret, unfortunately, that many of our clients have not contacted us for our services until after a crime has occurred on their property. An ounce of prevention by creating a deterrent for such a crime, is worth a pound of cure when protecting our loved ones and property.  http://www.ksl.com/?sid=39344291&nid=148&title=police-well-manicured-yard-landscaping-among-tips-to-deter-home-burglars

When visiting with home owners regarding their lighting choices; security lighting is often one of their top priorities. Often I will hear a reference to "motion lighting" as the only option when thinking of security lighting. It is our opinion, as well as many other lighting design experts, that motion lighting has its drawbacks. Primarily, this is because by the time a motion light has been activated a trespasser has already entered your property to activate it. Therefore, motion light is not considered to be much of a deterrent to an intruder. Another down side is simply this...How many times have we all become numb to that annoying motion light that has turned on and off every time the wind blows or the dog walks by?


Security Never Looked So Good

An experienced lighting designer will incorporate security lighting with beautification and ambiance, so as to transform the dark and ominous to friendly and familiar. It is through education and experience of knowing how and what fixtures and techniques to use, to properly balance your outdoor lighting.

Remember , intruders are opportunists, they will seek out the path of least resistance. Many times this is being able to go undetected an out of sight. A home with proper landscape lighting should be created, not only to beautify, but should also address entry points and possible areas of intrusion.

When thinking security lighting we think more about the overall property. Architectural elements should always be considered for creating that additional fulfilled look and feel of safety, security and yes ambiance. Expanding the design element to your driveway lighting and garage lighting, are equally important to deter would be intruders.


Security lighting is very important for your home, don't wait until after you have experienced a burglary yourself to contact our office and meet with our Lighting Design expert to see what we can do for you.  Not only will you feel safe sleeping at night, with the integrated security that we design for your home but you will also receive the benefits of a beautifully lit landscape.

Give Us a Call:

To learn more about how to light your outdoor living space, call us at (801) 440-7647 to schedule a free consultation or feel free to simply fill out a contact form on our website, www.utahlights.com.

Located in Midvale, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah serves throughout Utah's residential areas, including Salt Lake City, Park City, Draper, Davis and Utah Counties. Our outdoor lighting portfolio includes projects throughout Utah and beyond.

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