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Overview

Outdoor security lighting is one of the best low-cost ways to protect your home from intruders.

Steps

1Where to install

It's important to have security lights all the way around your house. Install them above entryways, including doors, windows, garages, and along paths in your front and backyards. They will not only scare off intruders but also help you see at night.

2Good coverage

The last thing any intruder wants is to be seen. Try to create an even spread of light, so you don't end up with any dark spots intruders can hide in.

3How high?

Install your security lights up high and pointing down, so that the light is softer and spreads further.

4Why not try solar?

There are also plenty of outdoor solar lighting options, which are ideal for renters because you don't have to hardwire them, and you can take them with you. Plus, the energy is free. 

Solar security lights also come with motion-activated sensors that turns your lights on automatically when they sense movement. And, best of all, they're easy to install yourself.

5Maintenance

It's important to always make sure your lights are working properly. Check the bulbs regularly and change them if you need to. While you're at it, give your lights and solar panels a regular clean to always get maximum brightness.

6Smart Security

There are even smart motion-activated lights where you can use your phone to turn them on and off at different times while you're out, which will make it look like someone's home. It's a great way to scare off even the most experienced burglar. They will also alert you when movement is detected. So, you can call the police to check up on your property.

7Secure your home

That's everything you need to know about outdoor security lighting. It's a great way to make your home safer and give you some peace of mind. To get started, take a look at our wide range of outdoor security lights.

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.