For over 45 years, East Coast Security Systems, in Washington and Greenville, NC, has been building lasting relationships with home owners, businesses, educational facilities, industries and health care organizations throughout eastern North Carolina.

Our primary services include the sale and 24-hour LOCAL monitoring of residential and commercial burglary and fire protection, security cameras and access control. We also offer a host of specialty services that cater to the unique needs of our clients.

One added safety measure that can go a long way is proper exterior lighting. Not only does a well-lit property deter burglars from targeting your home, it also offers you visibility and comfort when you return home in the dark or when friends and family come to visit.

When it comes to exterior lighting, there are 4 basic types:

  • Flood lighting gives you the most coverage and brightness for your exterior space. If you live in a neighborhood, you probably want to consider installing flood lights that have a lower brightness level so as not to disturb your neighbors.
  • Landscape lights encompass a wide scope of types of lighting. For example, landscape lighting can be installed in the ground and used to light a path or highlight trees and bushes. Landscape lights also include lanterns or scones that may be placed on your porch or on a column.
  • Motion sensor lighting is great if you only want lighting to be present temporarily. As their name implies, motion sensor lights turn on when they detect motion nearby. Then, after an allotted amount of time, they turn off again.
  • Spotlights are a type of lighting that offers focused attention on particular areas. These are ideal to place near areas that may be hard to see or create shadows, such as trees and statues.

For more information about outdoor lighting, visit For all of your security system needs in Washington and Greenville, NC, contact us at East Coast Security Systems.