ADT homeowners are gearing up for Halloween this week. The beloved holiday of kids around the world which is know for its fun costumes, treats, and tricks. Halloween is a lot of fun, but it’s also important to stay safe. These are some practical tips on how to stay safe this Halloween!
If you are going to be gone throughout the night at Halloween celebrations or taking the family trick or treating be sure to arm your home security system before leaving. ADT homeowners who use our security systems can do this easily from the ADT app or their key fob.
During Halloween incidents of car vandalism increase by 5%. According to the Highway Loss Data Institute (HDLI), your vehicle is almost twice as likely to get vandalized on Halloween night. The average cost per claim was $1,528. That’s not exactly an easy cleanup job.
To protect your vehicle from vandalism on Halloween night: park in well lit areas, remove all valuables and electronics, choose trick or treating neighborhoods wisely, lock your doors and roll up windows, park in a garage or driveway when possible, and if you are handing out candy make sure your car is in line of sight.
To avoid accidental bumps or scratches from trick or treaters park your car in garage.
During Halloween home theft is increased to 60%. During Halloween it’s easy to let your guard down when numbers of visitors in your neighborhood increases. This is also unfortunately an easier time for potential thieves.