Security Lighting

Intelligent Security and Fire install individually designed Security Lighting systems for both domestic and commercial premises.

A professional Security Lighting solution is much more than an aesthetic decision: it is essential. The chances of a break in or theft are drastically lowered, and gives a much better chance at being able to identify the perpetrator. You will also ensure that you have a well-lit path to your door at all times, and enhance your home’s architecture and surroundings. For businesses good lighting also helps keep everybody in the area safe, including employees who work late shifts or customers who shop at night.

We specialise in automatically controlled lights. This means we can offer individual zone management; complemented by flexible features including internal sounders, automatic timers, 24 hour visual indication of activity and manual override. Whatever your safety or security requirements, Intelligent Security and Fire can provide a professional security lighting solution as a deterrent against many petty crimes and vandalism.

Types of Lighting

There are several different types of outdoor security lighting that we can use to provide a customised solution to your needs:

PIR Motion Sensor Lighting

PIRs (passive infrared sensors) can be used to selectively activate your lighting, turning on only if the sensor detects body heat or movement. These tend to be bright incandescent lamps. PIR sensor activation can mean the light acts as an excellent deterrent as well as making sure potential intruders are detected by being illuminated. Some PIR units can be set up to sound a chime as well as turn on the light, as well as a range of different lights. Most modern units have a photocell that senses light levels so that they are not constantly activated during the day.

All PIR sensor controlled lights can be left to operate automatically on detecting body heat or movement or the sensor can be over-ridden and the lights turned on manually.

Equipment we use with PIR Motion Sensor Lighting

Opal XL External PIR: IP55 rated, 10 to 35 metre, 90 degree fully adjustable. An inconspicuous and proven 35-metre external passive infrared detector that works in conjunction with GJD’s security lighting controllers.

GJD Opal XL detectors are designed for outdoor use in conjunction with the following GJD indoor lighting controllers: IP55 rated, 10 to 30 metre, fully adjustable pan and tilt with front and rear tamper. An inconspicuous, yet attractively styled 30-metre external passive infrared detector that works in conjunction with GJD’s security lighting controllers. Mini Opal PIR detectors are designed for outdoor use.

Dusk to Dawn Lighting

PIRs (passive infrared sensors) can be used to selectively activate your lighting, turning on only if the sensor detects body heat or movement. These tend to be bright incandescent lamps. PIR sensor activation can mean the light acts as an excellent deterrent as well as making sure potential intruders are detected by being illuminated. Some PIR units can be set up to sound a chime as well as turn on the light, as well as a range of different lights. Most modern units have a photocell that senses light levels so that they are not constantly activated during the day.

All PIR sensor controlled lights can be left to operate automatically on detecting body heat or movement or the sensor can be over-ridden and the lights turned on manually.
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Hi-Lo Lighting

PIRs (passive infrared sensors) can be used to selectively activate your lighting, turning on only if the sensor detects body heat or movement. These tend to be bright incandescent lamps. PIR sensor activation can mean the light acts as an excellent deterrent as well as making sure potential intruders are detected by being illuminated. Some PIR units can be set up to sound a chime as well as turn on the light, as well as a range of different lights. Most modern units have a photocell that senses light levels so that they are not constantly activated during the day.

All PIR sensor controlled lights can be left to operate automatically on detecting body heat or movement or the sensor can be over-ridden and the lights turned on manually.

Security Lighting Tips

Security Lighting can significantly reduce the risk of an intrusion. It is important, however, that the lighting is carefully designed and installed, as careless lighting can create glare which obstructs vision. Below are some tips on ensuring lighting is both efficient and effective:

  • Lights should not illuminate above 80 degrees from the nadir (the point directly below the light). This is often easily accomplished with Full Cutoff lighting.
  • Lighting does not need to be as bright as possible, as this can create glare and unnecessary wear and tear on the bulb. Generally only 0.5 watts per square metre is needed, but this might need to be increased or reduced depending on the environment.
  • Using several smaller lamps instead of a couple of powerful ones will reduce glare, provide more even lighting, and ensure that if one lamp malfunctions your security will not be compromised.
  • Check that the electric meter box is locked in order to prevent vandalism.
  • In the same vein as using several lamps, multiple circuits can prevent an accidental or malicious short or cut causing that could cause a system malfunction.

Maintenance

Once your system is installed and you’re happy with its operation, Intelligent Security and Fire can offer a 12-month Maintenance Contract that gives you access to our 24/7 call out facility. Should you need any advice or attention to the systems, we are just a phone call away. We aim to respond to every call within 4 hours, and will ensure that your system keeps running smoothly.
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