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Your Neighborhood Watch Team Presents: Helpful Home Security Tips re indoor/outdoor Lighting

By July 8, 2012 No Comments

Here are a few helpful home security tips relating to your outdoor and indoor lighting:

– Good outside lighting can be a deterrent to burglars. Light those areas that are accessible to potential burglars and visible to your neighbors, such as doors, windows and eaves. Any spotlights that you install should shine on those areas, not out into the yard.

– Install photoelectric timers on your outside lights so that they will go on and off with the rising and setting of the sun. Do not leave porch lights on during the day –to burglars it is a sure sign that no-one is home. Motion sensor lights are also effective.

– Remember to leave an interior light on to send the message that your house is occupied. Use timer lights when you are away.
(Source: National Sheriff’s Association & Montgomery County Community Police Officer Denise Gill)

– Install photoelectric timers on your outside lights sothat they will go on and off with the rising and setting of the sun. Do not leave porch lights on during the day –to burglars it is a sure sign that no-one is home. Motion sensor lights are also effective.

– Remember to leave an interior light on to send the message that your house is occupied. Use timer lights when you are away.
(Source: National Sheriff’s Association & Montgomery County Community Police Officer Denise Gill)

Best regards,

Eden and Paul

RCH-NW Coordinators