Light up your security – protect your property with ESP’s outdoor security lighting | Scolmore Group

Light up your security – protect your property with ESP’s outdoor security lighting | Scolmore Group

Katie Plumstead, Group Marketing Manager for the Scolmore Group of companies, which includes security specialist ESP, looks at the market for outdoor lighting and in particular those products which offer a security element.

According to a report from global market research company Market Research Future (MRFR) the global Outdoor Lighting Market size is set to grow at a CAGR of 8.20% from a value of USD 9.4 Billion in 2020 to reach USD 48.2 Billion by 2030, driven by the growing adoption of energy-efficient and affordable products and increasing government focus on energy conservation.

Currently, outdoor lighting is used to add aesthetic appeal and increase safety and security. Global industry players are expanding their market reach through the development of innovative solutions in the outdoor lighting portfolio. Manufacturers of outdoor lighting systems provide various advanced solutions to the users with easy and smart control operation, better energy efficiency, and superior illumination with low power consumption.

Simple and affordable home/business security

Security is a key issue when it comes to exterior lighting. One of the most effective ways of protecting a property is with the installation of outdoor security lighting. Widely used as a means of protecting commercial premises, many householders now realise the benefits that security lighting can bring in their efforts to keep their homes secure. Whilst advisable to have another method of security in place, such as an alarm system, the presence of lighting is enough to put off many would-be intruders.

Exterior security lighting can, therefore, provide a simple to install and affordable way of enhancing home and business security. For some home and business owners, it may be a case of starting from scratch with the provision of security, for others simply a case of replacing old and corroded equipment or upgrading to a more sophisticated and reliable system. The installer working on the project can do an assessment of the requirements and advise on the best solution to meet the specific needs.


In a remote location, sitting on a hillside above a creek feeding the river Dart and surrounded by dense woodland, is a stunning rural property in Dartmouth that provides the ultimate tranquil retreat.

The downside of its secluded setting, however, is the difficulty acquiring signals for TV, satellite and internet connections. This means that any systems requiring internet are working over site-wide Wi-Fi/Mesh networks with multiple Wi-Fi access points operating on 3 or 4G, and there is no hard-wired data connection to any of the devices.

These were the challenges facing the electrical contractor when the property owners decided to update the security for the extensive premises.

Martyn Walley, Managing Director of Hide, the electrical contracting firm hired to undertake the security installation, looked to his experience working with ESP security products to provide the solutions that would overcome the client’s issues.

ESP’s GuardCam Deco was recommended by Martyn to provide the general security provision covering the various areas of the property. Four of the systems have been installed to cover the garage, patio/decking area, driveway entrance and the entrance to the boat workshop.

GuardCam Deco is a combined Wi-Fi security camera and LED floodlight system, which has been designed with ease of set-up as a key feature, including the option for remote monitoring via smartphone or tablet, using the specially developed ESP Smart App. GuardCam Deco has the option to deliver motion activation notifications via the App whilst recording the activation. The user-friendly App also allows recordings to be accessed.

Proven PIR technology

With a built-in camera that offers full 1080p HD live viewing and recording, the GuardCam Deco was the perfect all-in-one solution for these premises. On approaching the unit, GuardCam Deco detects an intruder with proven PIR technology at a distance of up to 10 metres from the unit. It floodlights the area, initiates a video recording and provides the user with an option to deliver a two-way audio message or activate the inbuilt alarm warning.

It features an adjustable 16W high-intensity LED security lamp (3000k colour light and 800 lumen) and you can remotely dim or turn on/off the LED lamp via the App. It will record up to 200, twenty-second video sessions onto the supplied 8GB storage, and this is expandable up to 64GB. The integral high-resolution digital camera offers wide angle camera view and clear image recording in video format. Night images retain colour and clarity due to the automatic LED light illumination.

Browse the ESP GuardCam Deco online catalogue here

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