Atlanta, Georgia- While security lighting is common enough, not all businesses use it to their advantage. As a business owner, you definitely want to increase your customers feelings of safety and security while also protecting your business against crime related activities on your property. Here are three things that you should know about security lighting and its benefits.
Aid Detection of Intruders
While you may have security cameras mounted outside, your property is still at risk from intruders and vandals. It’s been proven on many accounts that adequate lighting does more to deter vandalism and break-ins than most any other passive solution.
Furthermore, having enough outdoor lighting allows security personal to remain at a safe distance. Seeing and recording any activity taking place on the property before they approach just makes sense. With evidence recorded, and eye-witness testimony from security guards, a strong enough case can be built against perpetrators to get a conviction.
Increase Feelings of Safety
Most people feel unsafe in dark abandoned parking areas and will hesitate to frequent a business that doesn’t feel safe. This is especially true if your business is in a rough neighborhood. However, with proper professional security guards in place and adequate outdoor lighting installed, potential customers will feel safe and welcome no matter the time of day or night they choose to visit.
Prevent Criminal Activity
Many communities are choosing to take a proactive stance on criminal activities. As reported by the Merced Sun-Star, Deputy District Attorney Walter Wall said;
“the improvements sought include enhanced lighting, installing security cameras, hiring a security guard”
This statement was in response to criminal activities taking place in and around a local business in Merced California. However, such activity could be taking place around your business after-hours without your knowledge. If this is the case, your businesses reputation and community standing can suffer, even if you are unaware of the situation. You could even find yourself in a precarious position with local officials and the police.
If you’d like to talk to someone about how we can help you deter criminal activities from happening at your business, just contact us. We’ll be happy to help by answering any questions and addressing any security concerns you may have.