As they always say, “Sunlight is the best disinfectant.” That old adage is true in a number of scenarios – even when it comes to building security. Central Texas commercial enterprises need ample lighting, both indoors and out, in order to minimize break-in risks after dark. Here are some ways that lighting can accomplish better nighttime building security.
Making entry points more visible.
Bathing the outdoors in lights ensures that entrances and exits to the building are more visible, and enables people passing by at night to see any suspicious activity that may be taking place. Knowing that the entry points are lit discourages criminals from acting, as they know there’s a good chance someone may see them. And if security cameras are part of the well-lit setup at the entry points, any activity can be recorded in clear view.
Bathing the outdoors in lights ensures that entrances and exits to the building are more visible, and enables people passing by at night to see any suspicious activity that may be taking place.
Hardening the target.
Burglars, vandals and other trespassers are looking for targets that are poorly lit at night. They know the darkness means they are less likely to be caught by eyewitnesses, on camera or both. A dark target is a soft target; by improving the lighting around the property, the building can become a harder target that many criminals won’t even consider.
Helping business improve.
If you have ever driven past a neglected facility and wondered whether it was still in business, you’re not alone. People prefer to support businesses that appear well-maintained; they project a more professional image of the operation and build consumer confidence.
Lighting is an integral part of keeping up a manicured storefront; by enhancing the lighting outside and keeping some inside portions lit as well, businesses can both encourage patronage and improve building security. Texas establishments looking for upgraded lighting, motion sensors, cameras, access control and more can contact RC Security Consulting; we will be happy to show you where improvements can be made. Contact us for a complimentary security consultation.
About RC Security Consulting
RC Security Consulting protects the heart of Texas with design, installation, retrofit, repair, inspection and monitoring of commercial security systems. We are centrally located in Collin County and provide service for almost 200 miles in all directions.