With Halloween 2017 quickly approaching and even the next “Halloween” movie set to be filmed to Charleston, it’s incredibly easy to overlook the safety and security items on your list that will help keep you, your family, your property and your business safe during this year’s All Hallows’ Eve.
To help you out and help you remember these items, we’ve assembled a quick list of security & safety tips below.
For Your Home
Outdoor Lighting: Do a thorough walk-through of your outdoor lighting; fix any broken fixtures and replace any burnt-out bulbs as needed.
Unwanted Guests: You have every right to ask anyone you don’t want to leave your property. If they refuse, contact the police immediately.
Your Trick-Or-Treat Door: Now that you have all of your outdoor lighting working properly, make sure to especially illuminate your preferred “Trick-or-Treat” door to ensure everyone goes where you expect them to for their treats.
Cars, Sheds & Other Outdoor Buildings/Vehicles: Double check that all of the cars, trucks, boats, sheds, pool houses or any other building or vehicle someone might get into is locked up tight to avoid any potential theft.
Install Panic Buttons: For those of you with a monitored security alarm system, ask your local security system company if you can add a panic button to your system near your front door. This way, if anything strange happens or an emergency occurs, simply push your panic button and it will contact the appropriate authorities in your area.
For Your Business
Outdoor Lighting: It may seem redundant as it was mentioned above, but it’s equally important for your business as well.
Cash Deposits: If your business handles any cash on site, make an early deposit to reduce the cash you have on hand in your business.
Suspicious Activity/Vandalism: Report any suspicious persons around your business to the police or other security personnel. Take pictures of your business prior to Halloween so you can show the police in case of vandalism and might be useful to show your insurance company.
Security System & Camera Check: Check & test your alarm system and security camera system. To make extra sure that your system is in tip-top shape contact your security company and have them do a full system inspection.
Have any more tips you’d like to share or have questions about Halloween security for your home or business, give us a call: (843) 789-9994.