9 Halloween Home Security Tips

Homeowner Tips

Halloween is a fun time for kids and adults, but it’s also a time when criminals take advantage of the fact that people are out of their homes and busy with Halloween activities. Here are 9 tips to help keep your home secure this Halloween season.

  1. Keep your outside lights on – This will deter would-be criminals from approaching your home as they will be more visible to neighbors and other passersby.
  2. Do not answer the door to strangers – If you don’t know the person, don’t open the door. This includes people dressed up in costumes. Ask them to leave a calling card so you can get back to them later.
  3. Keep valuables out of sight – Don’t give thieves the temptation of an easy score by leaving valuables like laptops, jewelry, or cash in plain sight. Put them away in a safe place before you go out for the evening.
  4. Lock all doors and windows – Even if you’re just going out for a short while, make sure all doors and windows are locked. An easy way for criminals to gain entry into your home is through an unlocked door or window.
  5. Set your home security system – If you have a home security system, make sure it is set before you leave for the evening. This will help deter criminals and provide peace of mind while you’re out enjoying Halloween festivities.
  6. Have someone watch your home – If you can, have a trusted friend or neighbor keep an eye on your home while you’re gone. This extra set of eyes can help identify any suspicious activity around your property.
  7. Stop mail and newspaper delivery – Nothing says ” Nobody’s home” like a pile of newspapers or uncollected mail at the front door. Be sure to stop delivery or ask a trusted friend or neighbor to collect these items for you while you’re away.
  8. Use motion sensor lights – These are great for deterring criminals as they will be illuminated if someone approaches your property. Motion sensor lights are also great for saving energy as they only come on when they sense movement. 

9 . Bring in any outdoor furniture or decorations – Items like lawn chairs, garden gnomes, and Halloween decorations can be easy targets for thieves looking for something quick and easy to grab. Bring them inside or store them in a shed or garage until after Halloween is over .

   By following these tips , you can help keep your family and possessions safe this Halloween season . Enjoy the holiday and happy haunting!