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All San Francisco Families Need a Home Security Lighting System

August 12, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Category: Security Lighting, Uncategorized

Well lit San Francisco homes, whether it is indoor or outdoor lighting, are an important safety measure against thieves and burglars. Dipping into the psychology of a thief, darkness and shadows create a perfect cover for skulking and hiding. Home security lighting provides the home owner protection against these law breakers along with other necessary security measures.

Break-in’s do happen during the day. But most of the time the thieves will choose the cover of night since most of the San Francisco homes will be plunged into darkness and their inhabitants asleep and vulnerable. The street lights are insufficient since the light filtering through casts shadows that are convenient for the thief.

Using flood lights is an option for people concerned about their security. But having the lights turned on all night is not very economical or environmentally friendly. It may even bother your neighbors if they are angled incorrectly. The lights themselves come with protective covers so vandalizing the lights would be hard for intruders and will buy you precious time if you find yourself a victim of a break in.

Home security lighting is now advanced enough to offer a variety of more viable options that are considered “green” and economical. These options include a heat sensing lightning system that lights up when it senses a foreign warm body passing through. They are sensitive enough to differentiate between an animal and a human so that they light up only if there is an actual intruder passing through. The sudden illumination will surprise the intruder and hopefully your neighbors or passer-by will spot the person in time.

Motion sensing lighting systems are another progressive advancement in technology. Every time an intruder dares to cross your home boundaries the motion detectors will instantly light up catching the intruder by surprise. Some of motion detectors sound an alarm accompanying the illumination. This should thwart the intruder for good.

A number of other security steps need to be taken along with the San Francisco home security lighting system. Talking to an expert with help you figure out the most efficient security lighting system. Do not opt for a manual control system since you may forget to turn it on every night. The automatic controls are timed to switch on every night even if you are on a vacation, allowing you to keep your property safe while you’re gone.

Keep the control panels of your security system hidden and out of easy reach of intruders. A number of thefts nowadays are committed in homes with tight security systems, but changing the settings on your system is fairly easy for an intruder so keep the panel in a well concealed place. Be sure to add the necessary alarms and locking system as well to alert you in case of a break in. Also, keep the necessary numbers at hand to call the emergency services in an instant.

A home security lighting system is not very expensive in the long-term. And when you consider that you are ensuring your family’s safety, it is a good investment. It is fairly easy to install – as long as you make sure the company offering these services is reputable. In addition, ensure that along with the lighting system you do have other protection systems installed as well.

Should I Hire an San Mateo County Electrician

July 9, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Category: Electrical

Electricity is the one thing in your San Mateo County house that can actually kill you. It’s one of the most dangerous things for a homeowner to mess around with, especially if you don’t have any experience or have very little experience working with home electricity.

If you’re going to be replacing a light fixture, you might not need to hire a San Mateo County electrician. Simply make sure that the power switch is off to the light fixture, before you start to do any electrical fixture replacement.

Don’t be confused here, if the house isn’t wired properly, you could still get shocked, while working on a light fixture, that you assume, doesn’t have any electrical power going to it. If the neutral wire, isn’t grounded properly, you could experience a little electrical jolt and if you’re standing on a ladder, this could turn into an ugly situation fast.

There is one way around this, make sure that the you shut the main electrical breaker off to the house, before doing any repair work to your light fixture or any other electrical fixture within your home, if you’re not entirely sure about the home wiring.

Before you do this, make sure that all of your computers and other electrical components are shut down properly, before turning the electricity off to the entire house. It’s not hard to do some electrical work, like replacing lights or electrical plugs, but when it comes to messing around with your electrical service panel, and this will be a part of your electrical system where all the electrical breakers are located, I would give it some serious thought, before you tackle this on your own.

I don’t recommend anyone, who isn’t comfortable or doesn’t have any experience working with electricity, to do any San Mateo County electrical repairs on their own.

If you are looking for a professional electrician in the San Francisco area, then please call us today at 800-944-2252 or complete our online request form.