As we plan for Halloween, remember to keep these safety and helpful tips in mind to ensure a fun and memorable time!

Use your Virtual Keypad App “Schedules” to automate your lights on Halloween! It’s one less thing you have to worry about while painting faces and sorting candy.

Do you have Halloween party plans but want to be sure your older children are home by curfew? Have them use the “Check-In” feature on your alarm keypad to make sure everyone gets home safe and sound.

Do your trick-or-treaters have food allergies? If so, be aware of homes with teal pumpkins, signifying safe food and candy options for your little ones. Learn more about The Teal Pumpkin Project at https://www.foodallergy.org/education-awareness/teal-pumpkin-project.

What’s better than carrying bulky flashlights while trick-or-treating? Glow sticks! Add hands-free glow sticks to your kids’ Halloween costumes to keep them safe and visible in the dark.

Children are full of excitement while running from house to house on Halloween. Remind them that even though they can clearly see an approaching vehicle’s headlights, it’s very difficult for drivers to see pedestrians at night. Follow the sidewalk. Working one side of the street, then the other, is safest when trick-or-treating.

Love to decorate your entryway with candles on Halloween? If so, please make sure there is NO open flame risk! Halloween costumes can make children very vulnerable to decoration hazards. Battery-operated candles are safest!

Don’t forget about your four-legged friends tonight! Whether you are dressing them up or not, be sure to keep them safely away from the busy front door. Ringing doorbells and oddly-dressed humans can be a stressful event for pups. Give them a safe space in the house to relax. And be sure they keep their snout out of the Halloween treats! Sugar and chocolate can wreak havoc on their sensitive stomachs.