Information About Security Lights and how they may be counter-productive

Our recent news post focused on the idea of employing and installing security lights to be able to either enforce a higher feeling of safety, or to raise the value of a commercial property. In conclusion it came to the point that small to medium sized organisations should have these types of security products installed of their premises.

However there are concerns that security lighting in general can be count-productive. In a recent study carried out by a number of local councils and town managers throughout Europe found differing results. Turning off lights halved the number of thefts and burglary in Sweden, a test which was taken into account in summer. Another research in West Sussex UK showed that adding all-night lighting in some areas which saw higher crime rates psychologically made people there feel safer, although crime rates increased 55% in those areas compared to control areas and to the county as a whole.

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