Leading locksmiths would like to offer some safety advice for the festivities due to take place this weekend. Whilst many people will enjoy the custom of ‘trick or treating’ and the like, other elderly and vulnerable members of society will not be at all excited about the forthcoming events. Many will be extremely worried about the potential constant knocking of their front door. If you are a home owner living alone, feeling anxious or just don’t want to participate in Halloween ‘trick or treating’, Leading Locksmiths have compiled the following advice.
- If you don’t know the caller, don’t open your door.
- If you have a spyhole fitted in your door, use it to ascertain if you know the caller.
- If you have a safety chain, ensure it is in use on your door.
- If you feel threatened, call the police immediately.
- Display a ‘Sorry – No trick or treat’ sign in your window
If you are still concerned the Crime Prevention Website have compiled an excellent list of all the local Police forces to gain further information, which you can view here.
Of course, most people that are planning their Halloween enjoyment will be respectful and just want to
enjoy their evening. We have some advice for the young people too, to keep you safe.
- Do not go trick or treating alone.
- Always have a responsible adult present.
- Respect the wishes of people not wanting to participate.
- Ideally only go to houses that you know.
- Remember, the clocks have changed so it gets dark much earlier.
- Should you end up at a house that you aren’t familiar with, do not go inside, stay on the door step.
Leading Locksmiths wish everyone a happy and safe Halloween.