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The type of exterior lighting you may require depends on your home. How big is your yard? Front and back? Is it wide or narrow? Are there bushes or trees? Answers to these questions and more will tell you how many outdoor security lights you need, how strong they should be and where to place them.
The goal is to illuminate the whole area so that there is no part of the yard or surrounding area that cannot be clearly viewed. This includes the backyard as well as the front, especially if it is bordered by woods. Wooded areas can be used to sneak up to a house, so lighting should reach past the first 5 to 10 yards of the tree line.
This is just one aspect of a home alarm system that can be customized to fit anyone's needs. Add the number of lights that will get the job done right to any package you choose. If you are not sure, let the security expert know the dimensions and physical makeup of your yard when ordering exterior lights. They can then give you an idea of how many you will need.