Trick-or-treating is a fun thing to do and lots of kids will be out going around the neighborhoods on Halloween in Connecticut and all over the country asking for candy. While little kids are happy collecting their treats without performing any tricks, teenage and young adult trick-or-treaters may be in a mischevious mood and forget about that some things just shouldn’t be done. Burglars of course might take the opportunity to give you a “special” treat by breaking into your house or apartment.
Once you’ve handed out all the candy, complimented everyone on their great costume, and no more kids come to the door you want to take precautions so that you’re not falling victim to a Halloween prank or break-in. Here are a few tips to keep you and your property safe:
- Keep outdoor lighting on, it gives potential burglars less places to hide.
- Lock your windows and doors even if you’re in the house.
- Don’t leave your emergency key in its outdoor hiding spot. Neighborhood kids will know that you keep it under the mat or flower pot, and burglars will look there first.
- If possible, park your car in a garage.
- Don’t turn off the lights when you’re out. It’s also a good idea to turn on the TV or radio to make it look like someone is in.
- Make sure that the tool shed and garage have robust locks.
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