Halloween is around the corner, and it’s a fun and spooky time for all ages! But you don’t want any real frights, so it’s important to take some precautions around Halloween and especially on the night itself. Whether you’re trick-or-treating, going to a Halloween party, or staying in to greet trick-or-treaters, you should try to keep your home, family, and yourself safe. Here are some tips for staying safe on Halloween.
Keep your kids safe while trick-or-treating
The best way to keep kids safe on Halloween is to keep them in your sight and close to you at all times, especially younger kids. But they get to an age when they’d rather go trick-or-treating with their friends, so it’s harder to keep them safe. Hopefully, they’ll also be a bit more sensible by this age, but it’s worth reinforcing important rules, like not going into someone’s house who they don’t know and not straying too far from home.
Keep your home safe from pranksters
Some kids and teens are out for the tricks on Halloween night rather than the treats. Pranks like throwing eggs or toilet paper at houses can be common. There are a few things you can do to discourage pranksters from targeting your home.
Keeping an outdoor light on or having motion-activated lights is a good start. If they think someone is home, then they’re less likely to target you for fear of getting caught. Evidence of a security camera and home security system can also put them off. You might also want to tape up your letterbox or mailbox to stop pranksters from putting things in them. If you can, park your car in your garage so that’s one less thing to worry about getting wrecked.
Secure your home if you go out
Halloween could be the perfect night for burglars. They can walk around at night in masks without looking suspicious, and they know that a lot of people will be out trick-or-treating or at Halloween parties. If you’re leaving your house unoccupied, then make sure your home alarm and security system are working hard for you. Security cameras can deter criminals while a home alarm monitoring system will alert the authorities to respond if someone does try to break in.
If you think extra security measures are in order in time for All Hallows’ Eve, then contact Carolina Alarm and let us keep your home and your family safe all year round. We’re based in Winston Salem, NC, serving all around Greensboro, High Point, and Mooresville.