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LASD - Malibu/Lost Hills Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Saturday November 8th, 2014 :: 08:04 a.m. PST


Safety Tip Saturday: #TargetHardening and How to Protect Your home #LASD

Target Hardening and How to Protect Your Home


There is no such thing as a burglar-proof home. However, the enemies of the burglar are time and attention. The longer it takes to enter and the more noise he makes increase his chances of being seen and caught. Homes not easily and quickly broken into are most often bypassed for easier targets.  Here are some tips on how to better protect your home and family.


-           Walk around your home and inspect any area that you think a burglar would attempt to access through.

-           Every external door should have a sturdy dead bolt lock.

-           Give extra keys to neighbors instead of hiding it outside of your home.

-           If your doors don’t fit tightly in their frames, install weather stripping around them.

-           Install exterior lights and keep your home well lit at night.

-           Consider installing a house alarm if you travel often.

-           Consider leaving a car in the driveway rather than parking in the garage. This gives the appearance someone is home.

-           Leave a television or radio on if feasible.

-           Place wooden dowels along the inside of the window track to secure windows and sliding doors.

-           Report ALL solicitors or suspicious persons in the area.

-           Plant rosebushes or cactus plants outside all vulnerable windows to prevent ease of access.

-           Limit view inside of home, especially if valuables can be seen from open doors and windows.

-           Create a neighborhood watch on your block.

Prepared by : LET Heather Fuquay

Media Release Date: November 8, 2014



* Lost Hills Sheriff's Station polices the Cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Malibu and Westlake Village, and the unincorporated communities of Chatsworth Lake Manor, Malibu Lake, Topanga, and West Hills: For further information contact: Malibu / Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department 27050 Agoura Road Agoura, CA 91301 (818) 878-1808 Website: LASD HQ Text and Emails: Facebook: Twitter

LASD - Malibu/Lost Hills Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
27050 Agoura Rd
Calabasas, CA 91301

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