Having a second home comes with more responsibilities and liabilities than many owners originally visualize. Having that home away from home that you can breathe a sigh of relief when you pull into, is priceless. One thing many homeowners desire is the ability to protect their vacation home while they are away for what is often the majority of the year. As time passes, you may find yourself nearing retirement and spending more and more time at your second property and less at your primary residence. Making sure both properties are secure during the days, weeks, or even months that they are vacant is crucial. Consider a professionally designed and installed outdoor lighting system to keep an eye on your property when you can’t.
Deterring Thieves with Outdoor Lighting
Thieves and burglars prey on homes that appear empty and especially vacation homes as they often remain noticeably vacant for weeks on end. Those who own properties at the beach are now enjoying the simplicity and added security of Ring and Nest doorbells which can alert them to any activity on your property. However, it’s often too late if someone has already decided to trespass on your property. Adding strategically placed outdoor lights can help keep unwanted visitors off of the premises in the first place. Outdoor lights give the appearance that someone is already home, or will be coming home soon. Placing outdoor lights around your entrance, garage, pathways, and other key areas eliminate spaces for thieves to hide and shine a light on their potential criminal activities.
Reducing Risks of Trips and Falls with Outdoor Lighting
There are also added conveniences of increased safety and reduced tripping and falling accidents when landscape lighting is on the property. If you are returning to the property for the first time after a storm there may be downed branches on your grounds as you pull in after the sun has set. Your guests may also be unfamiliar with the winding paths that lead from the back deck through the gardens and to the pool. Landscape lighting helps guide you and your guests from the driveway to the entrance and between all the other elements of your grounds in all hours of the evening.
Prestige Outdoor Lighting takes pride in serving customers whose primary and vacation residence are in the New Hanover, Horry, Georgetown, and Brunswick County areas. We have been in business for over ten years designing and installing quality outdoor lighting systems. Give us a call at 910-754-5483 or click here to get started on your project today!