Halloween is a time for family fun and lots of candy, but real danger can still lurk during this spooky night. Apex Security is committed to not only those we protect but also their families. Here are a few of our top Halloween security tips from our family to yours.
Swords, knives and other accessories can be dangerous. Make sure your child has a soft, short and flexible toy as part of their costume. Never allow children to use actual swords, knives or other dangerous items as part of their outfit. Always be aware of others costume accessories and keep an eye out for real weapons.
To add some extra safety to your costumes, try adding some reflective tape to your zombie’s shoes or candy bag. If they don’t want to sport reflective tape, glow sticks are another fun accessory that adds a little bit of safety and helps drivers and bikers see your children better!
When walking around trick-or-treating, avoid being alone. An adult or older guardian should accompany all children. If your children are older and going out on their own, they should stay in known areas and be with a group. Older children should carry a cell phone with a full battery charge.
While it may be tempting to visit the spooky dark house at the end of the street, we highly recommend staying in well-lit areas. If your local road does not have a lot of lights, bring a flashlight or lantern with you. Another option is to go out while it is still light out. Danger can lurk anywhere but is less likely to occur in well-lit areas.
Always check that your candy has not been tampered with or opened! If you have small children also check that none of the candy will be considered a choking hazard. A parent should always review candy in a well-lit area and immediately discard anything that looks suspicious.
The weather can sometimes be unseasonably warm in October in Florida. Make sure you bring lots of water for your goblins and ghouls to drink as they snag candy.
Make sure your pumpkins, ghouls, superheroes, and zombies know the rules before you leave the house in search of candy. As always if you see something, say something.