Halloween is the one time of year when you can dress up and be whomever you want. There is a lot to celebrate this year, since it’s the first Halloween since quarantine, and SABRE wants you to be safe while you enjoy the holiday. This list of tips will help keep you safe and allow you, especially women, to feel empowered while celebrating.
1. Make a plan before you go out
Whether it’s a friend or family member, let someone you trust know your plans, keep them posted on your whereabouts, and share your location with them.
2. Travel in a group
People in groups, especially women, are less likely to experience harassment or dangers. Stick with your group throughout the night, and make sure you leave with the group you came with.
3. Keep your drink in hand
Keep an eye on your drink and don’t leave it unattended. Unfortunately, there are potential scenarios where unattended drinks are drugged. Be prepared and know how to detect if your drink has been tampered with. If your drink starts to look foggy or there are excessive bubbles, your drink may have been spiked and you should avoid drinking it. If you plan to drink a lot, make sure you are going out with a trusted group of friends and that someone in the group is drinking responsibly.
4. Don’t walk anywhere alone!
As we mentioned earlier, staying in a group is always ideal, but there are times when you may find yourself alone. If this happens, know how to prioritize your safety. Find a well-lit area, call a ride-share service, and let someone know where you are. You don’t want to find yourself in a potentially dangerous situation walking by yourself late at night.
5. Last, but not least, have fun! SABRE wishes everyone a Happy and Safe Halloween.
Check out some of our safety products that you can carry with you this Halloween to help you Make It Safe.
The SABRE Personal Safety app is a free app that sends help alerts to your selected contacts with your location when the paired SMART Pepper Spray is deployed or the in-app alert button is pressed. Your selected contacts are immediately notified by SMS text and sent a map link to pinpoint your exact location as well as geo-tracking location when in-app alert button is manually pressed.
Stay safe on the go with the ability to scare off an attacker or call for help with the Personal Alarm with LED Light. The 130dB siren is extremely loud and is audible up to 1,200 feet—the distance of almost 3 football fields—helping to call the attention of those nearby and deter an attacker. The personal alarm is easy to use—simply pull the chain to sound the alarm.
The Pepper Spray with Quick Release Key Ring device sprays up to 10 feet away to provide you with protection far away from your potential attacker. It's small, yet powerful and has an intuitive finger grip for better aim and proper hand alignment with touch alone. The Quick Release with detachable key ring allows for immediate access at a moment's notice.