San Fernando Valley & Beverly Hills, areas in Los Angeles, has been targeted for several celebrity home burglaries since late last year. Names like Jason Derulo and Mariah Carey are now joined by Kyle Richards, who lost treasured family heirlooms from their home in a burglary while on holiday vacation, and Lucy Hale, who lost $15,000-plus worth in purses and jewelry.
AEGIS Security & Investigations has provided celebrity home security consulting and incidental services long before the string of burglaries in the area began. Our biggest piece of advice: enhance security presence at your home. However, it’s what goes into that presence that makes the difference between prevention and reaction in handling burglars.
For a start, work with a home security consultant to design a system unique to your home. It can save you money and increase the effectiveness of your home security solutions. This may include an analysis of your neighborhood, the perimeter of your home, interior systems, insurance concerns, social media security, and home camera systems that let you check in on your property from anywhere in the world are highly recommended. Our own Jeff Zisner discussed the importance of drop cameras with CBS 2/KCAL 9 in light of 2017’s string of home burglaries.
Additionally, the size of the property should be considered. The bigger the home, the more elaborate the security system should be to ensure proper measures are taken to prevent crime. Estate security is an asset when there are multiple entrances and highly valuable property at risk.
AEGIS’ estate security officers are top-notch. They are well-versed in how to monitor estate perimeters and identify suspicious activities and persons. Additionally, we analyze the size and placement of the property to place security officers in strategic locations throughout, allowing us to accurately maintain a secured perimeter. The choice to utilize a security guard is a choice to fully secure your estate.
The last consideration for those with elite status is bringing on bodyguards. These agents have a unique set of skills that qualify them to work closely with a client, including numerous years of experience, high levels of training, and military or law enforcement backgrounds. Having a small team of two or three bodyguards on staff 24/7 can ensure that you and your property are safe.
Ultimately, any type of physical, visible security will act as a deterrent to criminals. While you may have “hidden” cameras throughout your home, it is just as important to make it known that the home is under surveillance. Having security officers on property ensures that a response can take place immediately in the case of a burglary. The key is prevention, and enhancing your security measures will do just that.
AEGIS Security & Investigations is a Los Angeles region company that is licensed and insured in the State of California to provide high-end armed and unarmed regular and temporary off-duty police officers, bodyguards, security officers, loss prevention agents, and event staff. Additionally, we offer services for private investigation, consultation, people tracing, and background investigation. Our trainings and workshops in the field of security licensure and counter-terrorism have been featured in news media and are renowned for their efficacy. For more information or to contact us, visit www.aegis.com.
Authors: Chelsea Turner & Jeff Zisner