Should You Leave Your Lights On At Night? It Depends

Installing security lights and leaving lights on at night are common tactics for deterring home burglaries.  In fact, that’s what the DC Police recommend on their website: “Burglars hate bright lights. Install outside lights and keep them on at night. Motion-detector lights can be particularly effective.”

But lighting up might not be an effective solution if you don’t mimic human activity and involve your neighbors, as this NPR story discusses:


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