Police in Pinner have been carrying out high visibility patrols following a number of recent burglaries.
Officers have been knocking on doors in Rayners Lane and offering advice and handing out leaflets to householders on how to keep homes and valuables protected.
It comes after reports of a couple of break-ins earlier this month at properties along the road. Police say thieves are going after gold jewellery and other expensive items and are advising residents to use a safe to keep their valuables protected.
Burglars have been walking through unlocked or unsecured side gates, or using wheelie bins to gain access to low-level garage roofs, side gates and open unlocked windows.
Police also organised a crime prevention stall this month outside a local supermarket in a bid to calm concerns from residents.
Alongside more police on the Pinner beat, transport officers have been riding the local bus network in the ongoing fight against crime.
It comes as latest stats reveal a rise in crime in the area with Pinner Green seeing a spike in reported offences up from June 2018. Anti-social behaviour, burglary, criminal damage and arson were all reported in July.