Security Inspection

Residential Security Inspection

With residential burglaries on the rise, you may find yourself asking what can I do to protect my home and my loved ones against these crimes. Many homes in Pasadena have security alarm systems but most do not.

One way to prevent a residential burglary in your neighborhood is to secure your home and make it less of a target for crime. The Pasadena Police Department Community Relations Section provides free crime prevention home security inspections for our residents. Our Neighborhood Services Crime Prevention team is available to work with homeowners to identify potential risks and provide suggestions to improve home security.

There are many steps a homeowner can take to improve home security. A walk-through, on-site inspection is performed with you and a written evaluation is provided as a reference. The Neighborhood Services team will assist in identifying areas vulnerable to intrusion and easy targets for criminals. Entry points to the home, windows, doors, locks, lights and landscaping will be reviewed.

The inspection covers the interior and exterior of the home and can take from 30 minutes to an hour depending on the size of the house. The resident must be present during the inspection and the Community Services Officer will only survey the areas of the home permissible by the resident.

The home inspection will cover the following topics:

Building perimeter
  • Shrubbery
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Gates
  • Outbuildings
  • Main entrance
  • Side doors
  • Back door
  • Basement doors
  • Sliding door
  • Garage
  • Other door
  • Double Hung
  • Sliding
  • Casement
  • Louver
  • Basement windows
  • Other type windows
Other security measures
  • Padlocks
  • Hasps
  • Chains

Neighborhood Services

Contact your Neighborhood Police Specialist for information on:

Inspections are conducted by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, contact the Community Relations Section Neighborhood Services Team for additional information. Contacts are CSO Hilda Jurado (626)744-7659 or CSO Sarah Presley (626) 744-7650.

For general information, please call The Community Relations Section at (626) 744-4551.