Step 1: Protect your Home When You're Not ThereThere are plenty of safety issues to think about when you're planning to take the kids trick-or-treating, from making sure you don't wander into the more dangerous parts of town, to double-checking candy for malicious intent. However, most people don't stop to think about the safety of the home that they leave behind. Halloween is a particularly vulnerable time for homeowners, particularly when the streets are buzzing, and it's hard to identify threats due to masks, and costumes. Protect your property by:
- Adjusting your camera settings to focus on the doors, windows, and areas around your home. This should help you to identify thieves, pranksters, and other suspicious figures.
- Locking your doors and windows whether you're at home or away. If it's noisy outside, then you may struggle to hear your backdoor or window opening.
- Using light timers — if you have timers on your lights, make sure that you use them to illuminate specific rooms from time to time — giving the impression that someone is home, even when they aren't.
- Securing valuables in your safe, to ensure that the most important items remain protected even if someone does manage to get into your home.