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Safety first when finding your street in darkness

Many roads, motorways and streets have been covered in darkness this year to save money and cut carbon emissions, a new survey has found.

Around 3,080 miles of motorways and trunk roads are now with no lights and a further 47 miles are unlit between midnight and 5am.


Even local councils seem to be either switching lights off or dimming them too! The clocks go back and the darkness engulfs even more! Are we to now stay indoors after dark?

There are many implications and safety reasons why lighting needs to be available; yet the survey found that the Highways Agency saved £400,000 last year by doing so.

According to the Telegraph, Paul Watters, head of roads police at the AA, explains that more accidents happen in the dark and “there are also suggestions that it increases crime. So it may save money in terms of energy but then you have to look at the cost in terms of security, safety and accidents, it may actually be more.”

What can we do to feel more secure and prevent crime in our dark streets?

One option is to install CCTV or night vision cameras in front of your home or at your doorway. With out high resolution infrared night vision cameras you can be sure to catch any suspicious looking person in low light conditions.

Waterproof SONY CCD 420TVL CCTV Camera with 15m IR Night Vision Range

We have a camera that is not only vandal-proof and weatherproof but also has high resolution for crisp clear images! This unit uses a SONY imaging chip for excellent quality video in full daylight with 23 Infra Red (IR) LEDs for clear imaging in complete darkness at up to 15 meters. – Just what you need for your front garden or porch and will see far enough so that you can view the street in front of your house also.

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