You put a lot of thought and effort into maintaining your business building and keeping it up to par with both industry standards and customer expectations, but the extended space of your business property is just as important–specifically, your parking lot. Good lighting is one aspect of a parking lot that speaks volumes about the business as a whole. However, there are some pretty good reasons beyond aesthetical appeal that make good lighting in your parking area especially important.
Good lighting helps prevent accidents in the parking area
The better drivers and pedestrians can see when they are in the parking area, the less likely it will be that an accident occurs, whether it is an accidental trip over something in the way or inadvertently hitting another vehicle or a pedestrian. With an ample amount of illumination, people visiting your business property in their vehicles or on foot will be able to see well enough to avoid situations for which you could be held liable.
Good lighting helps keep visitors and their vehicles secure
A dimly lit parking area reflects poorly on your place of business because customers see this is poor maintenance and upkeep, but they can also feel less secure in a dark parking area. Even if you have a surveillance system that watches over your parking area, with low lighting, catching anyone in the act would be difficult.
Good lighting elevates the protection level of your business building
If someone with ill intent is scoping out two business properties to vandalize or break in, they will be far less likely to go after the building that has good lighting around the building and in the parking area. The fact is, criminals are more likely to break the law in the dark because it keeps them concealed and they can get by with things easier without being seen.