Halloween is a fun and spooky time of year, but it’s also a time of increased criminal activity. At this time of year, it’s vital to ensure that your home or place of business is adequately protected. Keep reading to find out more about home security on Halloween.
CCTV as home security on Halloween
Investing in a CCTV system around Halloween will help to deter any criminals all year round. A lot of the time, the very presence of a CCTV system will be enough to prevent would-be burglars or vandals from entering your property. For the more intrepid burglar who decides to break in anyway, CCTV footage will be valuable evidence if you choose to prosecute.
Secure all doors and windows
Ensure that all doors and windows are properly locked. This is a vital part of home security on Halloween. If you live in an area where there’s a heavy flow of trick or treaters, ensure you lock the door after each visit. If you have run out of sweets or don’t intend to give anything to trick or treaters, turning the lights off and locking the doors should be enough to keep them from knocking.
Keep the lights on
However, keeping the lights on sends a clear message to any would-be intruders – someone is home. For added home security on Halloween, ensure that the doors are locked and the landing light is on. This indicates that someone is home and that you’re not welcome to come inside.
Sit outside to greet trick or treaters
While the October weather can be cold, another option is to sit outside to greet trick or treaters. This prevents someone (i.e. not a child) from knocking on your door and then barging into your house. It also prevents people from looking through your windows to take an inventory of your valuables or lingering longer than they need to on your porch.
Report anything suspicious
Ultimately, the most important aspect of home security on Halloween is to report anything suspicious. If you’re feeling unsafe, contact the police. For more info about keeping your home secure and safe on Halloween, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Have a happy and safe Halloween!