Security Benefits of Permanent Exterior Lighting
Updated: Oct 18, 2021
When it comes to owning a commercial property, security is important. The increased darkness as we enter the later months present risk and impact the security immensely. Therefore, it is important to begin preventative measures to ensure the safety of your property. Permanent exterior lighting, if used correctly can decrease the risk of crime. Exterior lighting will illuminate your property while deterring potential intruders. In order to protect your property consider investing in exterior lighting to ensure the safety and security of your property. Below are a few benefits to consider when thinking about the addition of exterior lighting in relation to security.
a decrease in crime
According to recent studies done by the New York City Police Department and Mayor's Office, an increase in lighting around a property has proven to decrease offenders and deter crime. The studies also concluded that increased levels of lighting led to a 7% overall reduction in index crimes. Index crimes are a list of serious offenses that includes murder, robbery, and aggravated assault, as well as certain property crimes. Other major studies have concluded that the increase in outdoor lighting have decreased property crime by 39%. Crime especially at night has decreased due to the increase in lighting fixtures.