Keeping everyone safe during the Halloween festivities in Denver is important. Everyone should be able to have a fantastic time while out trick-or-treating, checking out yard displays, or just experiencing the fall weather. Now, hopefully you won’t need to do anything in order to keep your home or neighborhood safe from anything bad happening, but you can never been too safe. Regardless of where in Denver you live or what kind of plans you have, keep these tips in mind so everyone is able to remain safe and sound.
Turn The Lights On
This is right around the time of year where it starts to get dark earlier. To help keep everyone safe, you should be sure to turn all the lights on that you can on the outside of your home. As tree limbs and leaves start to fall to the ground and other debris collects on sidewalks and pathways, make sure everyone knows what is on the ground with the help of proper lighting. So, from lights around the front door all the way to garden lights, this is the perfect time to keep everything up to date and well-illuminated.
Clean Up the Yard
As kids approach your home in search of candy and other fun treats, you want to keep their path clear. So, this first means to keep the sidewalk and road clear of leaves. As you know, this debris becomes wet as it sticks to the ground, which in turn can lead to people slipping and all sorts of other problems. You want to keep those little feet upright, so your first job needs to be removing the debris from the street and sidewalk around the house. Hopefully this will make sure everyone else around the neighborhood is able to do the same. After all, if organic debris starts collecting on the sidewalks, children are more likely to walk in the streets, which can cause all sorts of dangerous problems.
Of course, you know children, they are never just going to stay in their marked areas. If they see something they are probably going to walk towards it. So, with that in mind, it is a good idea to keep your yard clear of the debris as well. Sure, this might take a bit of extra work, but if you wait for everything to dry out during the day, it is much easier to rake it and bag it so there is less for the kiddies to slip on while out collecting candy.
Keep Everyone Together
If you are lucky enough to have someone at home to hand out candy and someone to go out with the kids for trick-or-treating, then you are already ahead of the curve. However, there are going to be those households who don’t have enough adults at home during this time to go with their children. If that is the case, it is important to offer a helping hand to these individuals. This way, the children who do not have adult supervision are able to head out alongside you. This way, you can have a group of children so they can all have fun together and the other adults can rest comfortably knowing they are in good hands. You can even turn it into an adult/child group with friends from the neighborhood. Your children might be at the age where they want to do most of the trick-or-treating on their own, but yet not old enough to be out completely by themselves. When this is the case, you can have a couple parents walk together and maybe stay back a few houses. This way, the kids can feel like they are on their own and yet they are still within a very short distance of adult supervision. It is another win-win for everyone.
Lock it Up
Of course, if you plan on going out and not being at home, now is a good time to have locks installed and serviced. There are going to be a lot of people out, and there might be people who try your home for some candy without knowing you are not home. To make sure the interior of your house is protected, it a good time to have Job Done Locksmith service and upgrade your locks. This way, everyone can stay safe and the interior of your home can remain protected. Give us a call today to see how we can help improve the security of your Denver home!