Simple Tips to Keep Your House and Family Safe this Halloween

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Stay safe this Halloween!

Although Halloween is a time of fun and festivities, it can also be a time for opportunists to take advantage. To ensure that you don’t get a fright this holiday, use these simple tips to keep yourself, your family and your home safe and secure.

Tips to Keep Your Home Safe this Halloween

With most people out trick or treating or attending Halloween parties, there is no better opportunity for some tricksters to burglarise your home. With it being darker earlier and a lot of mysterious people wandering around in costume, it is important that you ensure your valuables and your home stays as safe as they can be. Here are some essential tips to remember whether you are in or out this Halloween!

  • Close all windows and lock all doors
  • Set your home alarm
  • Ensure entrance ways and doorways are well lit
  • Keep the bushes and hedges trimmed to make your home visible
  • Double check all candles are extinguished
  • Don’t keep spare keys outside
  • Don’t advertise that no one is home on social media

Read: Home Security Tips

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Tips to Make Your Home Safe for Trick or Treaters

As the sun sets, you’ll soon be greeted by little ghosts and goblins knocking at your door and shouting ‘trick or treat!’ Therefore, with so many people out and around your property, it is your duty to ensure that it is as safe as it can be. To help you do just that, here are a few tips to put in place:

  • Check all walkways are clear and well light
  • Check and secure any railings
  • Avoid using candles for pumpkins that are outside
  • Make sure all pets are secure and confined inside the house
  • Make sure to buy a variety of sweets to suit all ages and don’t leave them outside

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Tips to Keep Your Family Safe this Halloween

Dressing up and going trick or treating is a fun and innocent past time during Halloween, however, accidents can always happen, so children and parents need to be aware of how to ensure it stays this way. To make sure you stay safe and respect others, here are a few basic tips to follow:

  • Young children should always be escorted by an adult
  • Young children should be told not to enter anyone’s house
  • Ensure children stay away from candles / exposed flames
  • Educate your children on good Halloween behaviour
  • Only go to houses where the occupants are happy to welcome trick or treaters
  • Respect residents that don’t want to participate in the festivities
  • Be careful not to frighten the elderly or vulnerable
  • Stay in areas that are well lit or take a torch with you
  • Always look carefully before crossing roads

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While it is essential to be safe this Halloween, it is just as important to have fun! If you remember these simple tips, then you shouldn’t have anything to worry about.

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