Monstrously Safe: Halloween Home Security Tips

Halloween, that time of year when ghouls and goblins roam the streets, is a beloved occasion – for burglaries and thefts.

So, even though it’s a spooky time of year, you need to make sure you keep your homes safe.

With All Hallows‘ Eve coming up fast, we share eight Halloween home security tips.

That way, you can have a spooktacular time!

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Don’t rely on magic and hex, but make sure you have a secure house and an emergency plan.

Fright-Free Zone: Outdoor Preparations

Halloween is such a fun time for creating a spooky atmosphere at your home, but it’s important to also think about keeping things safe and secure.

To help keep intruders away, use motion-activated lights and well-placed lanterns. Make sure you illuminate entry points and dark corners so you can see what’s going on. You can even get creative with your lighting to add to the spooky vibes while making sure your property stays secure.

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for potential hazards when you’re putting up outdoor decorations. It’s easy to miss things like inflatable decorations and extension cords that could cause someone to trip and fall. Make sure everything is securely fastened down to protect both trick-or-treaters and your property.

It’s important to make sure your home is safe for all the little witches, ghosts, and superheroes who will be stopping by.

Keep your walkways and steps clean and free from leaves, debris, and anything else that could cause someone to slip or trip.

Check that your handrails are sturdy and in good condition so nobody gets hurt. By creating a safe path for visitors, you’ll add an extra layer of security to your Halloween celebrations.

Guarding the Gateway

Secure your home this Halloween by reinforcing doors and windows.

Check locks, deadbolts, and hinges, and consider upgrading to stronger locks and shatterproof glass, especially for ground-floor windows.

Stay on top of your Halloween home security with smart doorbells and security cameras.

Real-time monitoring, visitor communication, and visible cameras can help keep your property safe.

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Lighting Up the Night

When it’s Halloween, having enough lights outside is your first line of defense.

Make sure all the paths, porches, and entryways are well-lighted. It’ll help you see better and deter any potential mischief.

Putting up motion-activated lights is a good idea, too, so when someone comes near, the area lights up. 

By getting rid of all the shadows, it’ll be less inviting for any unwanted tricksters.

If you’re taking your kids out for Trick or Treat, you’d want to make it seem like someone is still home.

The best way to do this is to use indoor light timers. These timers can make it look like someone is in the house, which can discourage burglars from targeting your home.

You can set the lights to turn on and off at different times. This trick is an easy way to add an extra layer of security to your home during the spooky season.

Trick-or-Treater Safety

Pet Safety First

Keep your furry friends safe during Halloween by keeping them indoors. Pets can get anxious or protective during unusual events, which might cause accidents. So, it’s best to keep pets in a comfy, quiet space away from the door.

Guiding the Way

You want to make sure that the pathway leading to your doorstep is well-lit so that visitors can find their way.

You can use solar-powered garden lights, lanterns, or string lights to guide visitors to your doorstep. This will help reduce the risks of tripping and falling and create a warm and inviting atmosphere for trick-or-treaters.

Who’s Behind the Mask?

Halloween is a time to have fun, but you should always prioritize safety. Before giving out candy, check who is at your door asking for treats. 

Guardians of the Hood

Talk to your neighbors about Halloween security.

Keep open lines of communication, share contact info, and report unusual activity.

Join or create a neighborhood watch group to patrol the area and report suspicious behavior. Make Halloween safer for everyone!

Ghosting the House

Don’t share your absence on social media. Keep your location and travel plans private.

You might accidentally let thieves know you’re not home. 

Keep your whereabouts secret until you return, and ensure your property is secured while you’re away from the Halloween celebrations.

Also, check that all doors and windows are locked and properly closed

This simple step can prevent troublemakers from exploiting unguarded entry points during the holiday.

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SOS Emergency Safety

Talk to your family about evacuation routes and meeting points, and make sure everyone knows the plan.

Think about what could happen, like the power going out or someone getting hurt, and stock up on supplies like flashlights, first aid kits, and fire extinguishers.

Don’t forget to keep a list of emergency numbers handy. Write down the numbers for the police, fire department, hospital, and poison control center, and make sure your phone is charged. Put the list somewhere everyone can see it so you can get help fast if you need it.


Let’s recap:

Doing spells and hex is not the best way to ensure a safe Halloween.

But our 8 Halloween home security tips will keep your house safe on Halloween.

It’s really important to make sure you’ve got the following covered:

  • use motion-activated lights and well-placed lanterns
  • illuminate entry points and dark corners
  • keep walkways and steps clean
  • check handrails are sturdy and in good condition
  • create a safe path for visitors
  • check locks, deadbolts, and hinges
  • use smart doorbells and security cameras
  • well-light paths, porches, and entryways
  • use indoor light timers
  • keep pets in a comfy, quiet space
  • check who is at your door
  • report unusual activity
  • keep travel plans private
  • have emergency plan

With that said:

Wishing you a happy and secure Halloween!

FAQ: Halloween Home Security Tips

How can you keep your house safe for Halloween?

To keep your house safe for Halloween, ensure it’s well-lit, reinforce doors and windows, and have an emergency plan.

What are three safety tips for Halloween?

Three safety tips for Halloween are keeping walkways well-lit, reinforcing entry points, and verifying trick-or-treaters‘ identity.

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