Our key focus at Vision Security Technologies is to help keep people safe and secure. To that end, we hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween. Here are a few safety tips and resources for your family to think about.
Beware of Traffic.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that Halloween is the deadliest day of the year for young pedestrians. Three safety tips to think about for keeping children safe:
- Keep them close to you,
- Attach reflective tape on their costumes and
- Use designated cross walks.
Don’t Forget Your Pets
Many people forget to bring their pets inside or to properly contain them on Halloween night. That can lead to your pets getting spooked or running away. Another hazard for pets is Halloween candy—chocolate and artificial sweeteners can be fatal to animals. Make sure they haven’t helped themselves to the trick-or-treat stash! Exercise pet awareness and be alert to where your furry friends are at all times.
Be concerned about Glow sticks – here’s why…
Poison control centers see a surge in calls on Halloween. And many of those calls are about glow stick poisoning. The liquid in glow sticks can cause irritation and vomiting, so make sure to tell your kids to keep them away from their mouths.
The FBI’s Child ID App is a FREE Resource
As Halloween approaches, there couldn’t be a better time to download the FBI’s Child ID app. This FREE APP offers you a place to electronically store photos and critical information about your child, it also offers a wealth of information about what to do if your child is missing. Another great benefit about the app is that it gives you the power to quickly and easily email information about your missing child to authorities. Click here to download the app