Limiting light pollution from physical security applications
December 4, 2018
As any security professional knows, outdoor lighting is an easy and effective first step to deterring theft and vandalism. However, most traditional outdoor lighting options generate light pollution, which is a significant and legitimate environmental concern, especially in residential areas.
The Senstar LM100™ hybrid perimeter intrusion detection and intelligent lighting system is helping to address this issue. Its engineered lighting minimizes light pollution by targeting the light in a downwards trajectory that illuminates only the fence line. It can also be programmed to shine at different intensities, for example, it can run at 30% intensity and switch to 100% (and strobe, if desired) when a perimeter intrusion is detected. As well, its power-efficient LED technology uses 95% less power than traditional security lighting systems.
As a testament to its environmental friendliness, the Senstar LM100 recently received the Fixture Seal of Approval (FSA) from the International Dark Skies Association (IDA). IDA is the recognized authority on light pollution. Its mission is to preserve and protect the nighttime environment and the heritage of dark skies through environmentally responsible outdoor lighting. To help accomplish this, IDA developed the FSA program to provide objective, third-party certification for lighting that minimizes glare, reduces light trespass and doesn’t pollute the night sky.
Senstar is pleased to be recognized by the IDA for its efforts to protect the night skies for present and future generations.