With Halloween right around the corner, your home’s security should be one of your top priorities, next to ensuring that you, your family, and your friends all have a great time! With a slew of people walking around the streets going Trick-or-Treating and people welcoming strangers up to their doorsteps and sometimes even letting them through their homes to walk through a haunted-house setup, it’s easy to lose track of how you could be better protecting yourself and your belongings.
This Halloween, don’t let yourself or your home be taken advantage of by following these important tips!
- If you won’t let people enter your home (i.e. to pass through an intricate haunted house), be sure to keep your front door locked at all times. This is useful if you’ll be sitting on your front yard passing out candy. Keeping your door locked will help to ensure that no unwanted Trick-or-Treaters make their way into your house. This also applies to things like side-gates and back doors.
- If you’ll be handing out candy with friends, make sure that no one drinks too much. This is especially important for both young and older adults. While having a few drinks with your friends on Halloween is always a good time, it’s unsafe and not smart to have anyone drink too much. Not only are they putting themselves at risk if they were to get into a car and drive home, being drunk could lead to carelessness about keeping your doors locked, and belongings protected.
- If possible, keep your car in the garage and not on the sidewalk. While Halloween is always a fun holiday, far too often do we hear stories of cars getting egged, or damaged when kids are running around the neighborhood. In order to keep your car safe, make sure it’s safely parked in the garage, or covered if you have to park it on the side of the road.