Long stroy I'll try to shorten. Corner plot, diagonal rear fence, garden two big triangles. Garage on side, to get to it we have to cross back of property, turn left down side of house, where there is no light, and we have reason to belive we have night prowlers. We're both disabled, not up to brawls in the dark.
The CSO and Crime Prevention suggested PIR lights, over rear garage door so we can turn the corner safely, another on side of garage to light up, another at front where cars are. .
The council said they would fit the light over the garage, if the police supplied it, police said no budget for that, so we bought all the lights the CSO advised, now the council say we have one front and back, the blind spot on the corner is our problem, and if they fit ours they will have to do it for everyone in the street - we are the only property with a side garage/garden and history of prowlers/vandalism in the street.
They now say we're to do it at our expense, but it must be certified by a qualified electrician to their standards
There are two ways to wire, to the power supply in the garage, or come off the exosting rear light over the back door (around 25ft), which has the advantage of the switch being inside.
I have no idea what this would cost, any electricians on here got any ideas? Hoping police and SSAFA may lean on council to fit the light they agreed, but the others will need doing sometime.
If the advice is get a local quote, any qualifications we should ask for?