FEMA says security lighting 'most effective crime deterrent'
JACKSON, Miss. -- With daylight saving time ending on Nov. 1, shorter days and earlier nights make this a good time to add or increase outdoor security lighting, an economical and effective crime prevention tool.
Entergy Mississippi, Inc. can help you light your home or business while increasing safety and security with private area lighting options that are cost-effective and hassle-free.
"Properly lighting your home or business takes the cover of darkness away from lawbreakers, which is an important step in crime prevention efforts," said Robbin Jeter, Entergy Mississippi vice president of customer service.
Security lighting is the single most effective crime deterrent, according to officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It enhances natural surveillance, helps define private and public spaces, can help direct access and increases safety.
"Many of our security lighting customers tell us that along with feeling safer, they appreciate the easy installation process and worry-free maintenance that comes with our service," said Jeter.
Security lighting can be ordered by calling 1-866-603-0192 or via a secure link at entergy.com/securitylighting. An Entergy representative will contact you, and a lighting expert will help you determine the product that best suits your needs.
Security lights come in a variety of sizes, wattages and lamp styles for home and business use. Customers are charged a set monthly fee for the lights with the cost added to existing bills. Charges vary depending on the light's wattage. The Entergy representative will also help determine whether it's more cost effective to install the light on an existing pole or on a new pole.
In some areas installation is free of charge. No fee is charged for regular maintenance, which includes bulb replacement. If a storm, such as a hurricane or tornado, destroys the light and pole, they are replaced at no cost to the customer.
Entergy Mississippi, Inc. provides electricity to approximately 442,000 customers in 45 counties. It is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation's leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $12 billion and approximately 13,000 employees.