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Have An Old House With No Security Or Exterior Lighting? Call An Electrician And Make These Changes

by April Carlson

If you want to add lighting throughout your property, having an electrician do the work is the best option. If you have a long driveway and a lot of property, you want to know what is going on at all times. All electronic devices aren't made for exterior use, and you want to get an expert in to do an evaluation and to install everything. Here are a few of the things that you want to talk with the electrical contractor about for your home.

Underground Wiring

You may want to use underground wiring to add speaker systems, video cameras, lighting and other items around the property. The underground wiring is ideal because it isn't easily spotted, so it won't get targeted to be cut, and this way it's protected from damages. Talk with an electrician about underground wiring options around your property, what materials are required, and what is the best underground wire.

Solar Lighting

The electrician can install lights around the exterior of your home that run off solar power when it's possible, and only require electrical backup when needed. This way the lights should already have a power source to run off, and it saves money on your utility bills. These are ideal for lights out by the mailbox where you don't want to spend the money to invest in underground wiring for long distances.

Motion Activated Lighting

Have lighting that is motion activated added all around the exterior of the property, so any time a person or animal is running around the property at night, the light will come on. You can track movement around the house by seeing the lights come on, and you can be alerted if something threatening comes on your property in the dark. Have lighting installed that can reach far distances, so you can see far away.

An electrician can help you update and change the different exterior lighting fixtures you have around the home, and can help you get the monitoring lights and cameras that you want or need. These are just a few of the things that you'll want as security features around your home, and you may want to talk with the electrical professional about updating the security around your home at the same time. Not only are these changes helping you to feel safe in the property, but they increase the value of the house at the same time.