Top Tips for Throwing a Safe House Party

Summer is here and it’s the perfect time to throw a house party to get to know your neighbors better, get together with your best friends, or even host an entire block party! Here are the top tips to keep in mind when throwing a party to ensure you and your home’s safety:
  • Make sure your home is equipped with a home security system – Home security systems do much more than just sound an alarm when a home invader is detected. They provide video surveillance and real-time notifications from sensors that can be viewed from any Internet enabled device. It can be easy to lose track of all house guests, and a motion sensor can definitely alert you if someone was inside one of your ‘off limits’ rooms. You can also watch different parts of your home on your smartphone with video cameras. In addition, sensors can be set up to notify you of any health risks within the home. These sensors range from glass-breaking sensors, CO and fire sensors, or even water detecting sensors.
  • Lock up your valuables – It can be extremely easy for someone to hide behind the foot traffic in your party and take off with any valuable items left out in the open. You should always keep any laptops, tablets, jewelry and spare money locked up securely.
  • Meet all of your neighbors – If you are throwing a block party it would be in your best interest to meet all of your neighbors. It will be easier to distinguish any unusual activity by an unauthorized guest and can even bring up the opportunity for you to join a neighborhood watch program that will have your back!
You should always be prepared for anything when it comes to house parties and safety. Be sure to drink responsibly if alcohol is involved and keep the cooking areas clear to avoid accidental skin burns and fires. House parties are meant to be fun, so let’s keep it that way!