Lighting can serve as an effective deterrent to burglars. Lighting is often the most prescribed, yet misunderstood, security recommendation.
In general, a residence will benefit from leaving the lights on during hours of darkness. Lighting assists the police with identification of street addresses and gives the entire neighborhood a more secure feeling. The sides and rear of the home are different. Motion-sensitive lighting is preferred for several reasons:
In a report conducted by three major universities, motion activated-lighting was listed as a significant deterrent.