darkness falls, security lighting can offer protection
JACKSON, Miss. – When daylight
savings time ends on Sunday, Nov. 4, so does a measure of security. Shorter days
mean more darkness and more opportunity for criminals.
Entergy Mississippi, Inc. reminds
customers that security lighting can be an economical and effective
crime-prevention tool. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency,
effective security lighting is the single most significant crime deterrent. It
enhances natural surveillance, delineates private and public spaces, can help
direct access and increase security and safety.
“Properly lighting your home or
business takes the cover of darkness away from lawbreakers and is an important
step in crime-prevention efforts,” said Napoleon Johnson, Entergy Mississippi
vice president of customer operations.
By filling out a short form available
entergy-mississippi.com/your_business/security_lighting.aspx customers can
learn more about the service and let Entergy Mississippi know they are
interested in having a security light installed at their home or business.
Within two business days, they will be contacted and a lighting expert will
assist them in determining what best suits their needs. The process can also be
initiated by calling 1-866-603-0192.
Open-bottom and directional security
lights are available in a variety of sizes for home and business use. Customers
are charged a set monthly fee for the lights, with the cost added to existing
bills. The charges vary depending on the light’s wattage. If a pole must be
installed to set up the lighting, an additional one-time fee is charged.
Customers also have the option of placing this charge on their monthly bill.
There is no fee for regular
maintenance, which includes bulb replacement. If the light and pole are
destroyed in a storm event – such as a hurricane or tornado – they will be
replaced free-of-charge to customers.
Entergy Mississippi, Inc. provides
electricity to more than 437,000 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 more than 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 $11 billion and
approximately 15,000 employees.