Security Tips for Your Business Property on Halloween

Monday, October 29, 2012

Is your business prepared for Halloween night? Whether you are throwing a party that day for employees or leaving the decorations up at night, you should also keep safety in mind. Once everyone leaves the premises to head home, your property could be at risk for vandalism or even theft. This is why you should prepare ahead of time by securing your office from tricksters.

You would like to think Halloween is a time for fun, friends, and treats. However, there are those who get a thrill out of vandalism and property crime. Don’t let your business be a target for such devastation. Instead, make sure you take the right precautions to protect everything you have worked so hard for.


Making sure the building is well-lit is important for protective measures because the right lights can discourage burglars and vandals. Therefore, check the outdoor lights and replace burned-out bulbs before Halloween night. You may also consider installing motion-sensor lights. If you have decorations along your walkway, make sure they don’t cause obstruction or hazardous situations where someone could trip or fall. Even if you are not there to witness the incident, your business could be liable for the injuries.

Installing a monitored alarm system can prevent your office from being a target of burglary and vandalism. In addition, having working smoke alarms can alert your company when a fire ignites due to vandals on your property. However, if you have jack-o-lanterns around to add a scary touch, make sure they don’t present a fire hazard. Consider battery powered lights instead of candles to reduce your risks. Finally, after the last person leaves the office, make sure all the windows and doors are locked so no one can break and enter the premises.

A spooky, fun-filled Halloween night can also be scary if you don’t take the proper safety measures for your business. At Hickey-Finn & Co, Inc, we hope you take these tips into account not only for this holiday, but for the whole year. You don’t want to leave any gaps in your security plans, so being thorough about your tactics can prevent burglaries and vandalisms from occurring.