How to Stay Safe on Halloween
The Halloween season is a time for scary costumes, parties after dark, and all kinds of creepy adventures, for children and adults alike. As you’re planning for parties, trick-or-treaters, and general holiday mayhem, it’s important to consider how to best keep everyone safe while they’re having a great time.
At BrickHouse Security, we offer a number of products and tips for keeping everyone safe during the holiday. Here are some recommendations:
GPS Tracking Devices
When children and teens are old enough to start trick-or-treating on their own, parents naturally want to still keep an eye on their whereabouts to make sure they are safe. GPS tracking devices, like our small portable Spark Nano 5.0 GPS Tracker, can be easily carried with a lanyard, in a pocket, or in a candy bag, allowing parents to monitor in real-time where your child is trick-or-treating, or to track on demand to see where your child is at any given moment. The Spark Nano also features an SOS button, so if your child encounters an emergency situation, they can call for help immediately.
The Toddler Tag Child Locator is another option for tracking if you are out accompanying your children trick-or-treating. If your child wanders more than 30 feet away from you, you will receive an instant alert that makes it easier for you to find them. This is a great tool for keeping the family together on Halloween.
On-Person Safety Options
Trick-or-treating brings a lot of foot-traffic into the neighborhoods after dark, putting children in potential danger if drivers are unable to see them. Flashing lights and reflective costumes or tape are a great way to ensure that your child is seen in the dark. A bright LED keychain can be a great option for helping everyone see in the dark. In case you are going to be in a situation that is potentially dangerous, you may want to carry a small self-defense tool, like pepper spray.
If you’re hosting or attending an adult Halloween party, the breathalyzer keychain is a useful tool for making sure your guests are safe to drive home. Especially at parties where everyone is in costume and not looking like themselves, it can be difficult to ensure everyone’s safety without taking precautions.
Security and Motion Sensor Lights
Although the creepy atmosphere of Halloween generally works best with darkness, motion-activated lights are a good way to ensure that people entering your property are safely able to see what’s in front of them. After all, you don’t want someone getting hurt on your property!
Another use of motion-activated lights is that they could be placed in an area where you don’t want guests to wander. For example, if you’re having a party or trick-or-treaters are visiting your property and you want to ensure that they remain in one area of the yard, you can use motion lights to alert you to the unwanted presence of a person on your property. A motion-light security camera can also help you to monitor any unwanted behavior, vandalism, or Halloween tricks.
Keeping Your Home and Family Safe
When it comes to keeping your home and family safe, the BrickHouse Security team is your partner. Please contact us if you have questions about security.