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Avoiding Halloween Tricks: Tips to Keep Your Property Safe

Your home isn't the only thing to keep in mind. Cars are also a prime target for vandals and thieves.

Posted: Oct 25, 2021 9:25 PM
Updated: Oct 25, 2021 9:47 PM

Halloween is now less than a week away and while that means a night of ghoulish treats for many, it also means a frightening rise in tricks, putting your personal property at risk.

Here's some tips to help ensure your home and car make it through the night.

So, if you're planning on trick-or-treating with family or friends, or just heading out for the night, make sure to leave your outdoor lights on and even a few inside, including the TV.

If your home is dark it's like an invitation for burglars.

Double-check your doors are all locked, and if you have it, that your home security is set.

While you might think it's a nice gesture, don't leave a bowl of candy outside either. It's a telltale sign that no one is home.

But, your home isn't the only thing to keep in mind. Cars are also a prime target for vandals and thieves.

If possible, park your car in a garage. If you don't have access to one, make sure to park it in a well-lit, populated area, and of course, remember to lock the doors.

If you're out on the roads, drive carefully.

According to safekids.org, children are more than twice as likely to be injured on Halloween, so be cautious, especially in residential areas. Slow down, use your turn signals and keep an eye out for trick-or-treaters crossing the street.

Halloween is one of the most anticipated holidays, especially this year, and that's why taking a few extra precautions can help keep you, your family and your property safe.

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