If an intruder tries to enter your residence and you are not home, a strobe light mounted outside your home will help police locate your property and let neighbors know something is wrong. Positioned inside, a strobe light can warn you of impending danger. To buy a strobe light for a home security system, follow these steps:
1. Decide how many strobe lights to include in your home security system. Are you looking for a single strobe light mounted outside? Do you want another one inside to warn you of intruders when you are home?
2. Protect the outside strobe light by installing a protective casing to keep it from getting broken. If the strobe light you purchase does not come with a protective housing, be sure to purchase one.
3. Check prices before buying. Strobe lights come in different sizes and prices. Buy the highest-quality strobe light you can afford. Check Consumer Reports for the best strobe light for your money.
4. Decide whether you will install the strobe light yourself or hire a professional to do it. One decision point: The outside strobe light should be mounted high on a peak of the house. Another decision point: the cost of professional installation.
5. Complete and submit any warranty information when you buy your strobe light. Should the strobe light malfunction, this will help you get a refund.