Safety Tips for New Year’s Eve 2018

Can you believe that the end of 2018 is in two days!? This year absolutely flew by. Whether it was one of your best or one of your worst years, let’s do everything we can to make sure that your New Year’s Eve is nothing but a positive experience to end things on a good night so you can properly kiss 2018 goodbye.

The best way to make sure nothing tragic happens is to prioritize safety… specifically the safety of your loved ones. How do you do that? Charge up that Scout GPS tracker of yours, because it’s now the time for that little guy to shine.

If you have a dog who is afraid of fireworks, large groups of people, or just loud noises in general, it’s in your best interest to attach your Scout to his collar via the provided Velcro attachment. If you set up a designated Zone around your house or property, you will automatically be notified if your dog gets spooked and escapes through the slightly ajar door thanks to your best friend’s drunk date.

Another thing you can do to help relieve the little guy’s anxiety is to set him up in a quiet room that is off limits to any guests you might have over. Provide him with a bed, his favorite toys, some water and relaxing music or a sound machine. There are tons of awesome YouTube videos designed to relax dogs. This one is eight hours long!

Are your kiddos running loose in the neighborhood jumping from house to house while the grown-ups drink champagne at your place? Keep track of them all night long by hooking your Scout to their belt loops or slipping it in one of their pockets. You’ll be able to check your Find My Scout app on your smartphone at any moment to see where they are. If they leave the neighborhood, you have the option to be notified as soon as it happens. All you need to do is set up a Zone around the perimeters of your neighborhood.

What about your teens? Are they actually sleeping over at Sarah’s house or did they just use that as an excuse to get out of the house and sneak off to Brad’s rager? Don’t even bother calling Sarah’s mom; wire your Scout to your teen’s car’s battery and track her every move. You’ll be able to see what time she was driving, how fast she was going in between locations, and when she was at each location. It’s less about getting her in trouble and more about knowing she’s safe and making smart choices.

Having a teenager is nervewracking on huge party nights like New Year’s Eve because not only are there drunk drivers on the road, but they could be drinking themselves. Having some peace of mind on such a stressful night will allow you to actually enjoy your own night with your friends.

Let’s start 2019 off on the best foot possible. Here at Scout, safety is our number one priority, and we want to help you protect who matters most.

Here’s to a New Year!


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