It’s Almost Halloween, Tips to Keep Your Home Safe On This Tricky Holiday

Oct 25, 2022 | Residential News, What's New

Halloween is such a fun night for families! While you take the time to put out the decorations and stock up on candy, it is smart to take some precautions to protect your home from those looking for more tricks than treats!

Halloween is a holiday that opens your home to visitors which makes it particularly vulnerable to vandalism and theft. Keep your home and family safe from harm this Halloween with the following tips from American Alarm:

Make sure your home is well-lit – Make lighting a priority. Leave your lights on and/or install motion-detecting lights all around your property. Why?….

  • A well-lit walkway and front stairwell reduce the risk of tripping.
  • A well-lit home will make those focused on mischief think twice.
  • Motion-detecting lights will alert you if a trespasser enters your property.

Trim bushes, hedges, and trees – While bushes and hedges offer your home privacy, they are also a great place for those looking to do harm to hide.

Lock up – One of the most important tips to keep your home safe from acts of vandalism and theft is to lock up. Even if you are inviting people into your home, it is a good idea to only keep one door unlocked so you can keep track of those who enter and exit. Other thoughts on locking up include….

  • Make sure your garage is secure. Many thieves target the garage because there are usually expensive items stored inside. Locks, cameras, and motion alarms are a great way to make sure your cars and tools stay safe.
  • Don’t leave a spare key outside of your home. It’s so common a practice that thieves will actually look for them and use them as a way to enter your home.

Do what you can to prevent a home fire – Halloween is one of the holidays that brings an increase in the number of home fires. We recommend….

  • Avoiding the use of candles in decorations. LED lights are a great alternative.
  • If your Halloween costume has sleeves that are long and flowy, be very careful around decorations that have lit candles.
  • Making sure that the power cords of electronic Halloween decorations are not frayed or damaged in any way.
  • Not overloading outlets or power strips.

American Alarm wants to help your family feel safe and protected. While Halloween is typically a fun evening, taking a few precautions can help you relax and enjoy the holiday! Give us a call at 845-564-3764 if we can be of any help. We would be happy to discuss your current home security plan and make recommendations to help you create smart solutions that keep your home and family safe every day of the year!