Halloween Safety Tips

Decorating Safety

  • Love to decorate your entryway with candles for the holiday? If so, make sure there is NO open flame risk. Halloween costumes can make children very vulnerable to hazards. Battery-operated candles are safest!
  • Do not overload extension cords
  • Remove or highlight any tripping hazards
  • Create a well-lit path

Safety with Children

  • Remind them that even though they can clearly see an approaching vehicles headlight, it’s very difficult for drivers to see pedestrians at night
  • Follow the sidewalk. Stay on one side of the street at a time
  • Examine all treats before eating. Never eat if they look opened. Do not eat homemade treats
  • Always use crosswalks to get across the street
  • Never trick-or-treat alone
  • Always walk from house to house. Never run! It’s very difficult for drivers to see pedestrians at night
  • Bright colors, reflective tape, flashlights & hands-free glow sticks are all good ideas to keep children safe and visible in the dark
  • Do your trick-or-treaters have food allergies? If so, be aware of homes with teal pumpkins, signifying non-food trinkets or toys for your little ones. Learn more about The Teal Pumpkin Project at https://www.foodallergy.org/education-awareness/teal-pumpkin-project.

Don’t forget about you four-legged furry friends this Halloween

  • Be sure to keep them safely away from the busy front door
  • Ringing doorbells & oddly dressed humans can be a stressful event for pups. Give them a safe place in the house to relax
  • Be sure to keep their snout out of the Halloween candy. Sugar and chocolate can wreak havoc on their sensitive stomachs.

Utilize your Virtual Keypad App

The virtual keypad app is a way to control your alarm system from your smartphone.

  • Automate your lights
  • Arm & Disarm your system
  • Lock your doors
  • Check your cameras
  • Set schedules for older children with curfews. The app allows them to “check in”