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An outdoor security light with sensor on the corner of a building

Overview

Outdoor security lighting is one of the best low-cost ways to protect your home from intruders.

Steps

1Where to install

It's important to have security lights all the way around your house. Install them above entryways, including doors, windows, garages, and along paths in your front and backyards. They will not only scare off intruders but also help you see at night.

2Good coverage

The last thing any intruder wants is to be seen. Try to create an even spread of light, so you don't end up with any dark spots intruders can hide in.

3How high?

Install your security lights up high and pointing down, so that the light is softer and spreads further.

4Why not try solar?

There are also plenty of outdoor solar lighting options, which are ideal for renters because you don't have to hardwire them, and you can take them with you. Plus, the energy is free. 

Solar security lights also come with motion-activated sensors that turns your lights on automatically when they sense movement. And, best of all, they're easy to install yourself.

5Maintenance

It's important to always make sure your lights are working properly. Check the bulbs regularly and change them if you need to. While you're at it, give your lights and solar panels a regular clean to always get maximum brightness.

6Smart Security

There are even smart motion-activated lights where you can use your phone to turn them on and off at different times while you're out, which will make it look like someone's home. It's a great way to scare off even the most experienced burglar. They will also alert you when movement is detected. So, you can call the police to check up on your property.

7Secure your home

That's everything you need to know about outdoor security lighting. It's a great way to make your home safer and give you some peace of mind. To get started, take a look at our wide range of outdoor security lights.

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.