Halloween is a time to celebrate the end of the summer harvest and the beginning of winter by dressing in costume, eating candy and enjoying festivities with friends and family. Although Halloween is celebrated on October 31st, we start to see décor with pumpkins, skulls and ghosts come out at the beginning of the month to encourage enthusiasm for the eerie season ahead. This year has presented many challenges that have limited our ability to carry on our routines and traditions but that doesn’t mean we have to pass on everything fun. Many of us look forward to participating in Halloween activities each year but some prefer to be more lowkey by simply handing-out candy to children that knock on their doors. No matter how you plan to celebrate, it is important to know how to be safe and understand the risks that are associated with Halloween.
Some homeowners attempt to improve their spooky decor each year to impress their neighbours through unofficial haunted house contests. Our Operatives have seen some of the most elaborate Halloween home displays and they appreciate how the creative designs alter the scenery because it actually makes their patrols more engaging. Even though transforming your home into a spooky haunted house and celebrating with your immediate family seems like the safest way to celebrate this year, most people are unaware of how the décor could interfere with their security.