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Halloween Home Security: Tips to Keep Your Home and Your Little Monsters Safe

Date: 8 October 2019

Blake's recommend you prepare for Halloween early this year by taking the right precautions, so your night doesn't go from "Boo!" to "Boohoo!."

Our experts offer five tips to help you keep your children and your home safe during Halloween.

The ghosts, goblins and zombies wandering your neighbourhood on Halloween can be downright scary, but there are more frightening threats to consider...

The Mirror reported in 2017 that burglaries increase by 160 percent around Halloween when people are out trick or treating or attending parties!

Early nightfall provides cover for thieves hiding among the merry masqueraders. Add this to the threat of burglars who may have been staking out your home, scanning for weaknesses. Its enough to send shivers down your spine!

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Blake's Halloween home security tips

Inspect the outside of your home

Before Halloween, check the exterior of your home for potential access points. Ensure that all windows and doors are securely locked, especially those hidden behind trees and shrubs. Homeowners often leave their uPVC doors improperly locked and burglars exploit this mistake!
Do you have a home alarm system? If not, you should!! Make sure to set it when you leave the house.
No tricks, please!

No one wants a nasty surprise when opening their doors to trick or treaters. Keep your front light off if you don't want anyone ringing your bell.
Double check before answering the door by looking through your spy hole. It's even easier if you have a door entry system!

Legitimate trick or treating usually ends between 8pm and 9pm. If your doorbell rings late, don’t answer it!

Take pictures of your home exterior and garden

Make no bones about it - tricks at Halloween can cause considerable damage. Photographs of the house before Halloween will help you prove any vandalism in case someone decides to target your home.
Better yet, a professionally installed CCTV system will keep a watchful eye on your home 24/7 and deter burglars and vandals from targeting your property!

Beat the burglars with this checklist!

Heres a treat from the experts at Blake's!
Our FREE home security checklist covers your front garden, back garden and house. Download it and check off the items to see how secure your home really is and avoid nasty surprises this Halloween!
Click the image below to download your checklist in less than 2 minutes!

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