The monsters and zombies are everywhere to be seen, but don’t be a scaredy-cat, it’s just Halloween! The holiday is quickly approaching, and to make sure you and your family have a ghoul time, your Dallas property management company wants to give you some safety tips. Here are some ways to keep your home and neigh-BOO-hood safe and secure.

Keep Your Home Safe!

  • Turn on porch lights so trick-or-treaters can see their way (and also know your home has candy).
  • Avoid homes without visible exterior lights.
  • Remove toys, debris, tree limbs, or anything else that may block your driveway or cause someone to trip.
  • Tell your child and/or children in the neighborhood to NEVER enter a stranger’s home.
  • Get a camping chair and sit outside with a bowl of candy so kids don’t have to go all the way up to the doorway. (It’s not like it will be cold!)
  • If your neighborhood has a Neighborhood Watch group, you can ask them to patrol the area that evening.
  • Report any suspicious activity or criminal activity to police.

Your rental property management Dallas team at Specialized Wants You to Be Safe when Driving and Walking

  • Cross the street at intersections and crosswalks.
  • Drive extra slow and be extra careful of children walking about.
  • Wear costumes that are light in color or place reflective material on the costume so drivers can see you.
  • You’ll see better if you don’t wear a mask. A mask can obstruct your peripheral vision.
  • Do not get into the car of someone you don’t know.
  • Travel in groups with an adult nearby.
  • Don’t ever drink and drive. (Designate a sober driver or take a cab.)
  • Eliminate distractions, including the usage of mobile devices.
  • Have children memorize their phone number and address in case they get lost.
  • Carry a flashlight!

Don’t Eat All the Candy . . .Yet!

  • Take all treats home for an adult to inspect before eating anything, and never eat unwrapped candy.
  • Don’t take any kind of food that is not individually packaged.

A Final Tip

When planning a trick-or-treat route, parents may visit the Texas Public Sex Offender Registry – which includes a mapping function – to check for offenders who may be living in their neighborhood.

By following these suggestions from your Dallas property management company, you’ll definitely have a safe and spooktacular night! For help with every step of owning and operating a rental property, remember to call the leader in rental property management! Dallas, TX property owners don’t have to beware of much with Specialized Property Management on their side. Give us a call today!