For many property and business owners, lighting is associated with functional and practical purposes inside the building. But outdoor lighting, such as car park lighting and security lighting should not be overlooked. In fact, if you manage a retail complex or centre, then security lighting is definitely something to consider. So what are the advantages of security lighting for retail centres? And how could this benefit your business? Well, here at Walker electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. From industrial to commercial properties, we provide a range of electrical services, including professional lighting. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about retail security lighting.
What are the advantages of security lighting for retail centres?
There are many benefits to installing security lighting around your retail premises. These advantages include:
- Deterring crime and criminal activity- security lighting is generally enough of a deterrent to potential criminals, who are more likely to move onto an easier target with less risk.
- Cheap to run- the ongoing electrical cost of security lighting doesn’t have to be high. For example, if you were to install motion activated security lighting, the lights would only be needed when motion is detected. And the rest of the time, they would be switched off, saving you money on electricity bills.
- Site safety- security lighting around your retail centre or complex can help to keep staff and customers safe too. In the winter months, it tends to be dark a couple of hours before closing time, and with staff leaving some time after closing time too, lack of lighting can be dangerous. Security lighting can provide the perfect solution, protecting both your property, and your staff too.
For more information or advice, get in touch with Preston’s leading professionals today, here at Walker Electrical.