Just because something is beautiful, it doesn’t mean it can’t be extremely practical, too. That holds true for a classic leather clutch, a colorful trench coat or a Camaro convertible and it certainly holds true for designer exterior lighting

When you are trying to make your home, office, warehouse or shop more secure, the pros will tell you that the key is to focus on deterrence. It’s kind of like that old saying about locking the barn door after the horse has bolted. 

Pretty and Practical Deterrence

According to Protect Your Home, a blog from the home security experts at ADT, illuminating your home is one of the best things you can do to keep criminals at bay. “Outdoor lights help make for an easy crime deterrent at night. While motion-sensing lights are by far the best option, simply leaving a porch light on along with the back door or side door lights works very well,” they say. 

By lighting up the exterior of your home or business, you make it a much less attractive target for burglars. 

Indoor lights can also work to help deter crime,” ADT says in its blog. “Many criminals are just after your stuff and often don’t want any confrontation. If they think you’re home, they likely won’t break in. Leaving the kitchen or living room light on will help provide the illusion that someone is home even when you’re not. TVs and radios make a good addition to indoor lights, because the sound will help further the illusion that someone is home. Turn them up loud enough to be heard but not so loud that the voices are distinct.”

You can make your home more secure – and more beautiful – with designer lighting from Sculpta Lights. We offer an array of decorative lighting styles, including floor lamps, pendant lights and contemporary chandeliers.