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Adequate nighttime illumination is critical, because a dark or poorly lit property makes it easier for a burglar to go about unseen.

"The best deterrent for crime and therefore safety for your home and family is to install motion-sensing security," says Glenn Dopfel, exterior lighting merchant at Home Depot. "Motion-sensing security lights are ... activated when motion is detected and the sudden change from darkness to the bright light will not only startle intruders, but also provide a visual alert to the homeowner and neighbors."


 

 

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