Welcome to Our Haunted Mansion: ProtectThePumpkins

Do you decorate for Halloween? Do you go all out or do you decorate just a little bit? Or do you only decorate the inside only? How do protect your house?

When do you think the most vandalism insurance claims are filed? If you said, Halloween, you guessed correctly! Which is scary to think about, but I can believe it! So find out some ways to have a safe and happy Halloween for everyone!

Here are few simple tips that I have learned over the years:

  • If you hear someone prowling around outside, hit the panic button on your keyfob for your car. Any kind of alarm will should scare anyone, and if you have dogs wake them up full force.
  • Only put your porch light on if you have candy, on Halloween night. There are still people who live by this rule.

  • Have motion sensor light, like a flood light. People stopped dead in their tracks when lights are on them.
  • Keep all animals inside or caged up on Halloween night. I remember being a child that was terrified of going to certain houses because there were extremely large dogs in the yards. It takes the fun out of it.
  • Make sure there is a walk way through decorations, and that nobody can trip over any cords or decorations.

  • I, myself, recommend putting something in the treat bowl or treat bags that are not candy for food allergy children. I agree it should be up to the parent to protect their child, but it is a nice gesture.
  • Since Halloween leads to the most vandalized day of the year, it’s important to make sure you keep your home safe. One company that can help is SimpliSafe, a wireless security company that has some great security advice you can see here. They also have a great campaign this year called #ProtectThePumpkins. How do you keep your decorations safe?
I mostly use the above suggestions. We do have an alarm system, but I have known people to mercilessly slash someone's blow up decorations just for fun. It's very sad, but very true. So just make sure to think things through before decorating. And be prepared for anything!

Do you have anymore recommendations for protecting your house this holiday? Will you do anything different this year or the next?

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