It’s almost time for the spookiest night of the year. While you want to keep it fun and lighthearted for trick-or-treating and costume parties, you don’t want to compromise the safety and security of your property.
In the spirit of attracting treats, not tricks, here are some tips for securing your house from teen pranksters or burglars this Halloween.
Invest in a Home Security System
If there’s any holiday you should be more concerned about your home’s security than others, it’s Halloween. Vandalism is more prevalent on Halloween, with 17% more crime-related claims being reported on this holiday than on other days.
Some of that damage is likely to be minor, such as throwing toilet paper over your trees or eggs at your front door, but other acts could cause more destruction – the kind that would prompt you to file an insurance claim.
Now’s a good time to activate your home security system if you have one, or install one if you don’t. Make sure the cameras and alarms are highly visible, as the simple presence of a security camera is often enough to make tricksters think twice before vandalizing your property. In fact, did you know that 83% of would-be burglars visually scan for alarm systems before trying to break in? Did you also know that houses without a security system are 300 percent more likely to be burglarized?
A properly installed security system will keep your property and family safe, not just when kids are roaming your streets on Halloween, but all year through.
Add Security Doors
As a complement to your home security system, you will also want to incorporate a security door for your front entry. Custom steel security doors not only act as a barrier to intruders, but also add curb appeal to your property. Don’t become the victim of a Halloween-inspired burglary that occurs from forcible entry. Try double-welded, solid steel constructed security doors for peace of mind on this holiday and all year through.
Install Motion Sensor Lights
This will deter any potential burglars or tricksters from vandalizing your property. Remain alert, avoiding any distractions that could leave your front door unsupervised. If you’re going out to a party or bringing the kids trick or treating and no one will be at home, lock the doors and enable the motion sensors in your walkways, driveway, and side yard.
Not only does this make it easier for you to spot people as they walk into your yard, but the sudden flashing of light will also scare off anyone who has less-than-noble intentions.
Install a Security Gate
Halloween isn’t for everyone. Maybe you just want to stay in and not be bothered. Or maybe you’ve enjoyed the festivities and just want to get some shut-eye. Be sure to lock your front security gate to keep the property safe while your family is sleeping.
If you don’t already have one, consider installing a security gate to provide an extra line of defense for your house. With so many types of security gates on the market today, you can be sure to find the right one for you.
Contact Iron Clad Security Products
Don’t get tricked this Halloween: call Iron Clad Security Products at (313) 837-0390 to explore our home security options, from doors to gates.