Keep Your Property Safe This Halloween

September 3rd, 2020

According to recent polls, the top 3 favorite American holidays are Christmas in the number one spot, Thanksgiving at number two, and Halloween rounding out the top three. Each of these holidays presents their own safety and security concerns, but with Halloween approaching quickly in Chico, CA, it’s certainly the celebration to focus on now. Halloween is a bit different in its celebration when compared to Thanksgiving or Christmas, as it’s the only holiday on the calendar that largely involves getting out and about while approaching the properties of your neighbors. 

In order to have a safe, happy, and fun Halloween, property owners of Chico, CA can make a few extra preparations this year. Halloween of 2020 falls on a Saturday with a full moon, which is perfect for extra spooky fun that doesn’t need to evolve into an actually scary place for you and your family. 

Preparing For A Safe Halloween 

Preparing for a safe Halloween isn’t difficult, it just takes a little extra thought to make sure you’ve given your security the consideration it deserves. A few preparations families of Chico, CA can make include: 

  1. Keep your property well-lit – During Halloween night, trick or treaters will be walking up and down sidewalks, walkways, and driveways to go door to door collecting sweets. While keeping things dark and spooky is in tune with the Halloween mood, it’s also important to keep things safe. A dark walkway with unseen debris can leave a property owner liable for injuries should a child or parent fall and hurt themselves on the way to your front door. Motion sensor lighting keeps your walkways lit and safe just when it’s needed most. 

  1. Consider a doorbell camera – If you’re unsure if that knock on your door is a trick or treater or something more nefarious, a doorbell camera will let you know from a safe distance. You can check your doorbell camera without ever getting up from the couch, and you may even communicate with those on the other side if you’ve run out of candy or you spot something suspicious. 

  1. Outdoor security cameras keep your property protected – Halloween night can be a popular night for mischief, and you don’t want to wake up to learn you’ve been the victim of vandals. Outdoor security cameras can deter crime before it happens or catch all the evidence you need right on your footage. When vandals spot security cameras, they’re most likely to turn and walk away. 

A Safer And Happier Halloween 

To keep Halloween as a major American favorite, it’s important to keep Halloween safe. With modern security technologies, you can feel safer this Halloween whether you’re throwing a holiday bash, you’re laying low and handing out candy to little ones, or you’re making your own little one for a spin around the neighborhood. If you’re looking for those modern technologies to keep your home safe this Halloween season, contact us and our professionals to see what we can do today. 

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"I have known Tim for over 10 years. To date, Time with Crime Free Living has installed two separate surveillance systems for my company. With each system, Tim has listened to my needs and custom dsigned surveillance systems for my specific needs and within my budget. The equipment used is always state of the art, the workmanship is top notch, and Tim is the example of trustworthy. I would recommend him for any job."

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With 16 years of experience in law enforcement, Tim Truby, CEO, is fully certified in video surveillance and training.

  • Certified Advanced Crime Prevention Specialist
  • Academy Instructor Certification
  • California POST Certification in Specialized Surveillance Equipment
  • California POST Certification in Basic Crime Prevention
    • Advanced Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
    • Certified Alibi Security Dealer
    • Enhanced Risk and Threat Assessment (FEMA)
    • Incident Command System (100 & 200)
    • Certified Cognitech Video Forensic Investigator
    • Neighborhood Watch Toolkit Trainer
    • Computer Crimes/Investigations
    • Domestic Crisis for Crisis Negotiators