Security is paramount on any worksite, whether you are discussing the security needs of a construction site that is either empty or working continuously overnight, or whether it is a long-term, permanent business site for commercial purposes. When figuring out security for any site there are a few things to think about, including the security of the perimeter, whether you hire security personnel, install CCTV systems, and what type of lighting you require. When it comes to security lighting, solar flood lights are one of the most effective choices you can make, and they offer great levels of sustainability and responsibility as a business owner.
Reasons to think about site security lighting
There are a few good reasons to consider the lighting around a site for security purposes. Depending on the site location and the type of work being undertaken, there could be a whole host of expensive equipment and pieces of machinery that are stored and used there. If the site is not being used, this lighting is important, but if the site is active, security lighting is vital to light walkways and areas of work, including access to and from the site, to ensure that health and safety standards are met.
How effective are solar lights for security?
For any site where there is a large space that requires illumination, solar flood lights are an effective way to go. The lights are bright enough to help people feel safe walking in that area, but there are other benefits too.
First, when compared with traditional large floodlights for sites overnight, solar flood lights are cost-efficient in how they function. They are designed to conserve energy, especially when you consider a motion-detection solar flood light (whether this is a light that turns on when motion is detected or a low-light flood light that illuminates to its brightest setting when it detects movement.
Unlike traditional security lighting, solar lights do not produce emissions, and are free of any toxic elements. This ensures that you are looking at a ‘greener’ environment, with a renewable energy source and a much longer life span than traditional site security lighting. By utilising motion detection solar site lighting, this increases the cost-efficiencies and the efficiency levels of security on site, as the lights will only turn on to their brightest levels when it is required. This makes a big difference to cost, without diminishing the safety levels felt by passers-by, workers on site, or any customers if you are discussing site lighting for a commercial property that is open and operates during night-time hours.
Whatever the type of site you are looking at adding security for, solar flood lighting provides you with one of the most effective ways to do so, with great coverage of the areas you require security lighting for, a cost effective way to do so, and it provides you with lighting that is sustainable and uses a renewable energy source, boosting your green credentials as a business and lowering your carbon footprint. At this point in time, this is advantageous to any business, no matter what industry or sector it is working within.