You can soon shine a spotlight on security concerns with outdoor lighting. Again, these lights are best when properly installed to your mains.
At the back of the house, flood lighting works well and can come with movement sensors to save energy. Research suggests that burglars are put off from evidence of occupancy, such as lighting, so it can function as a deterrent too.
As these are designed to activate when movement occurs, it’s an idea to position any feeding stations for visiting wildlife away from this area.
Abrupt lighting can confuse them and put them at threat, but it also means that lights will be set off frequently, which can become a nuisance.
Wherever possible, pop security lighting where it’s going to be most useful—around your entrances, to keep side entry points lit, or to highlight any potential trip hazards.