Schaedler Yesco

Exterior Lighting


Exterior lighting plays a significant role in enhancing the security of a facility by providing several important benefits:

1. **Deterrence**: Well-lit exteriors create an environment that is less attractive to potential criminals. Criminals are less likely to target a facility that is well-lit because they are more likely to be seen and identified by security cameras or passersby.

2. **Visibility**: Adequate lighting improves visibility in outdoor areas, reducing hiding spots for intruders and making it easier for security personnel or surveillance systems to monitor the premises. It also allows people to see potential hazards, obstacles, or suspicious activity more clearly.

3. **Surveillance**: Exterior lighting complements surveillance systems, such as security cameras or motion sensors, by providing better image quality and reducing shadows and glare. This aids in capturing accurate and usable footage for identifying potential threats or incidents.

4. **Emergency Response**: In case of emergencies or security breaches, well-lit exteriors facilitate quicker response times for security personnel, law enforcement, or first responders, as they can navigate and assess the situation more effectively.

5. **Access Control**: Properly lit entry points, gates, and access areas improve the accuracy of access control systems, making it easier to identify and verify individuals entering or exiting the facility.

6. **Perimeter Protection**: Illuminating the perimeter of a facility acts as a deterrent to unauthorized access and helps prevent perimeter breaches. It also makes it more difficult for intruders to tamper with fences, gates, or other security measures.

7. **Reduced Vandalism**: Bright lighting discourages vandalism, graffiti, and other malicious activities by increasing the risk of detection and apprehension.

8. **Employee and Visitor Safety**: Well-lit exterior areas enhance the safety of employees, visitors, and customers by reducing the risk of accidents, slips, and falls.

9. **CPTED Principles**: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) emphasizes the importance of proper lighting in deterring criminal activity. By adhering to CPTED principles, a facility can create a safer environment overall.

10. **Sense of Security**: Adequate exterior lighting contributes to a general sense of security among employees, customers, and residents. People feel safer when they can clearly see their surroundings.

It's important to note that effective exterior lighting design takes into consideration factors such as the type and intensity of lighting, placement of light fixtures, and minimizing light pollution to ensure the balance between security enhancement and energy efficiency. Additionally, combining exterior lighting with other security measures, such as access control systems, alarms, and security personnel, creates a comprehensive security strategy for any facility.

Our Lighting Specialists can help you make the best choices for your project!

Additional News