Safeguarding Your Home from Invasions

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In a recent article by NBC Los Angeles, the alarming rise of home invasions in the LA area, specifically targeting homes in Calabasas, is discussed. The report sheds light on how organized gangs are using sophisticated methods to break into homes and the critical role that surveillance cameras play in both deterring and capturing these criminals. 

Identifying Surveillance and Preventing Home Invasions

Recognizing signs of surveillance can help prevent home invasions. Be alert to the following:

1. Unfamiliar Vehicles: Note strange cars parked for long periods.
2. Repeated Strangers: Observe if the same individuals frequently pass by.
3. Unsolicited Offers: Be cautious of unexpected maintenance offers.
4. Tampered Entry Points: Look for signs of tampering around doors and windows.

Top 10 Prevention Tips

1. Install Security Cameras: Cover all entry points.
2. Reinforce Doors and Windows: Use high-quality locks and reinforcement.
3. Use Motion-Activated Lights: Illuminate dark areas around your home.
4. Maintain Landscaping: Trim bushes and trees to remove hiding spots.
5. Get a Dog: Dogs can be strong deterrents.
6. Join a Neighborhood Watch: Community vigilance enhances safety.
7. Secure Valuables: Use a safe for important items.
8. Don’t Advertise Absences: Avoid posting vacation plans on social media.
9. Install an Alarm System: A loud alarm can scare off intruders.
10. Smart Home Devices: Use devices to remotely monitor and control your home.

Gated Communities: A Safer Choice

Living in gated communities like Calabasas, Hidden Hills, and Westlake offers enhanced security. These neighborhoods often feature:

  • Controlled Access: Limits who can enter the community.
  • 24/7 Security Patrols: Regular patrols deter criminal activity.
  • Surveillance Systems: Comprehensive camera systems for monitoring.
  • Community Vigilance: Residents notice and report suspicious activities.

CLICK HERE to see some of the local communities which most are gated:

For more information, read the full article on [NBC Los Angeles](


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