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Low Voltage Outdoor Security Lighting: Landscape Lighting as Your First Line of Defense Against Intruders

If a Home Security System exists in your home, or if you are contemplating having one installed, consider extending your security measures to your surrounding property. Security issues do not begin at your doorstep. Your property lines, clearly defined by fencing or shrubbery, are where the issue of security begin for your home.  Securing your home but not your surrounding property is a personal invitation to an unwanted guest.  Security Landscape Lighting is your first line of defense. 


Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah has the expertise and experience to provide a beautiful outdoor lighting system for your increased home security.

Lighting the perimeter

To truly secure your outside grounds you should bathe your property with an ambient lighting system that evenly encompasses your yard with illumination that will not create dark shadows that can be utilized by intruders to hide from view. This light is similar in nature to full moon ambient light. The level of security on your property is determined by placement, coverage and quality of illumination.

The human eye can visually transition from ambient light to darkness more effectively than from bright light to sharp darkness.

Bright glaring flood lights may seem effective in broadcasting light on your grounds, but the contrasting darkness outside the range of these lights create confusion in the viewing throughout the breadth of your property.  Motion lights have a shock value when they are triggered by movement around your home.  They are also a minor hurdle for intruders and a pain for your guests and neighbors if not installed correctly. 

An ambient lighting system utilizing efficient LED light sources that can be set to come on at dusk and off at dawn being more efficient and effective.  This is by far the most effective way to both ward off unwanted guests and be the foundation to a complete and enriching landscape lighting system.


Living here in Utah is truly a joy to behold.  As the sun rises, the beauty of the Wasatch Mountains and the Salt Lake Valley are beyond imagination.  As the sun sets and stars abound in the dark sky above, imagine your sense of security knowing your property will be enriched by a lighting system that extends your outdoor experience as well as protect your family with a security lighting system from dusk to dawn.  Let one of our lighitng designers collaborate with you in developing an effective lighting design to entertain friends, engage with guests and extend your family outside enjoyment as day turns into night adding safety and security for all to experience.


If you are looking for security lighting for your home but don't know where to start, take the first step and request a consultation here! Let our designers create not only a functional property, but one that highlights the beauty of your home even at night. 

At Landscape Lighting Pro, the art of outdoor illumination is a real passion we work to perfect. Designing elegantly bespoke landscape lighting systems is simply all we do. For over 15 years, our award winning team of designers and craftsmen have striven to bring the best outdoor lighting experience possible to people's homes and businesses across the Wasatch Front & beyond.