Consider Outdoor Lighting to Secure Your Home

Weston real estate

We live in a crazy world and every Weston real estate owner must keep his or her family safe. That is why so many South Floridians invest in security alarms, live in guarded communities, and have Rottweilers running through their homes. Who knows who may be lurking in the dark. Fortunately, getting your hands on the right outdoor lighting can keep you and your family safe.

Not only does ideal outdoor lighting add plenty of beauty to one’s property, it detours a handful of crime, from burglaries to property damage. Of course, it is vital to get the correct size lights all around your home’s perimeter. If you leave half of your driveway in the dark, there’s still a 50% chance that a car radio can be stolen. Regardless, bright lights turn most criminals away. After all, lights lead to shadows that jump out to the eye and get people to call the cops. Macho men in homes for sale in Weston may even go snooping around with a loaded weapon. Let’s just hope the firearm is registered.

Besides repelling bad guys, relying on landscape lighting is always smart for outdoor pathways. When you need to take the garbage can from the side of the house to the end of the driveway at 2 am, you don’t want to step on a rock or something worse left by the neighbor’s dog. The best way to light up the pathway may be with separate wiring than the rest of the house. Try to bury the wires and keep them out of sight. That way, an intruder cannot slash the wiring whenever he or she wants. At the same time, the next time you lose power from a nasty hurricane, your outdoor lights can still be of use. You do not need to have the lights on all night. Turning them off at midnight or so should save plenty of energy, as well as electric costs.

Besides security, placing outdoor lights on a home for sale in Weston saves energy. People don’t have to get much voltage. The lower the voltage, the less risk of electrocuting yourself due to poor wiring. Folks should be more concerned with weather resistant fixtures. You certainly don’t want light bulbs swirling around your backyard the next time a tropical storm comes through Broward County. Meanwhile, lights that work off low voltage do not heat up. In other words, accidentally burning pants, or even your own skin is never an issue.

Like it or not, outdoor lighting still requires a tiny bit of maintenance. Keep an eye on your landscape’s lighting. Change bulbs that have burnt out and perhaps replace with LED lights. If plants grow over the lights, you either need to cut the plant or move the fixture. Also, make sure Billy didn’t accidentally knock over the light with his football or that Marley didn’t bury it next to his bone.

As long as you follow the simple basics to securing your outdoor lighting, your Weston luxury home should be safe and sound, as well as energy efficient.

 

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty serves 19 counties throughout Florida with over 40 locations and approximately 1,800 Sales Professionals. The full-service brokerage company, founded in 1999, is a subsidiary of Lennar Corporation, a Fortune 500 company and is a franchise member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ network, one of the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name. The company offers residential and commercial services as well as seasonal rentals, property management, REO & Foreclosures, corporate relocations, referral services, title, home service plans, and personal concierge services. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty ranks in the Top 10 in the network among 42,000 Sales Professionals, 1,200 offices throughout 47 states. The company is the overall No. 1 fundraiser for The Sunshine Kids Foundation, having generated more than $3.37 million since 2001. Visit www.BHHSFloridaRealty.com.

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