Fall is a time to give thanks and celebrate with family and friends, especially during the holiday season. According to recent polls Halloween not only kicks off the celebrations it is also one of the most anticipated holidays of the year. Unfortunately, Halloween also brings an increase in criminal activities so it’s even more important to ensure that your property and your belongings are protected and you and your family and friends are kept safe and secure.
Importance of Driveway & Outdoor Landscape Lighting
Avoid trips and falls by keeping your walkway and driveway well-lit so it’s easy for your guests to navigate their way to your front door. A well-lit front yard will also deter potential tricksters from vandalizing your property and burglars from attempting to break into your home. Would be thieves will take advantage of the extra foot traffic on Halloween night so it’s crucial for homeowners to keep their garage and exterior doors locked.
Stop Burglars from Targeting Your Home
If you plan on handing out candy there are a number of things that you can do to make sure your property is kept secure. Keep doors and windows locked and make sure you keep track of your keys. You may even want to consider handing out candy outside your home to avoid opening and closing your door and giving burglars disguised as trick or treaters opportunities to look inside your home to size up your belongings. Remove any valuables from your car and keep it locked at all times. It’s also a good idea to keep your phone with you so you can report suspicious activity immediately.
Secure Home from Break-Ins
If you plan on going out for the evening on Halloween night make sure that your property and belongings inside are protected. Keep your doors and windows locked and inform a trusted neighbor that you will be out for the evening and to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity around your home. Keep your exterior lights on to give the illusion that someone is home and to deter burglars from trying to break in while you are away.
Stay Safe Hosting a Halloween Costume Party
If you are hosting a Halloween party this year and plan on decorating your yard make sure that you do not obscure your security signs. Keeping these signs visible will let any potential intruders know that your property is protected around the clock. It’s also a good idea for you or another family member to open the door to identify invited guests, especially if you are hosting a costume party. Costumes can be used by unscrupulous individuals to blend in with your guests to gain access to your home. Keep doors locked so that no one can enter without you knowing and windows secured so that no one can climb in and attempt to blend in with your guests and use the opportunity to stake out your home and take stock of your belongings to come back and steal from you at a later date.
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