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The garage is like an extension of your house and should be protected as such. Burglars often look to enter a home through an attached garage. You should adhere to the same safety precautions with your driveway that you take with the path to your front door.
Outdoor security lights for the garage and driveway are safeguards against break-ins, muggings and car theft. If you park your car in a driveway or garage before entering your house, exterior lighting is essential to home security. It allows you to clearly see at night and it also makes it easy for neighbors to see if someone attempts to attack you or break into the house or car.
When installed, the outdoor security lights should be positioned at angles that illuminate the entire area without casting unnecessary shadows that can be used to conceal a burglar. Make sure that the lights are not positioned in such a way that your vision is impaired when exiting your car or walking toward the house. This may require a few tests at night to see what the best angles are on your property.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|