There are special occasions that call for special safety measures. During holiday times, there are special safety considerations you should keep in mind and when you or your family go on vacation, you must be extra careful to make your home and property safe and burglar resistant.

Halloween Safety

Halloween is a special time for children, but children don’t always know what is and is not safe. If your children are going  trick or treating on Halloween, there are several tips to follow for their safety.

Having a Halloween party is a good alternative to the tradition of trick or treating. It gives kids an opportunity to have a good time in a supervised and safe atmosphere.

Tips for people driving on Halloween:

·  Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may dart in front of cars when crossing the street.
·  Take extra time and look carefully for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
·  Enter and exit driveways slowly and carefully.
·  Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
·  Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.
·  Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours

And a few tips for pet owners:

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Holiday Decorating Tips

Christmas

Vacation Safety Tips

Shopping safety:

The holiday season can be distracting, with lots of glittering lights, holiday decorations and crowds of people. Make sure you pay attention to what is happening at all times. You don't want your holiday season to turn into a negative experience.

Vehicle safety

Be smart about your  purchases

Shopping with children

Shopping Online

Fraud during the holidays:

There are many opportunities for criminals to steal your money during the holidays and rest assured there are many out there who are planning their next scheme as we speak. Here are just a few possibilities.

Play it safe—and have a happy holiday.