Crime Prevention Reminders
Posted By flanglois on January 25, 2018
THE BUILDING, PARKING GARAGE, PERIMITER ~ Please keep an eye out for any activity that appears out of the ordinary and report any suspicions, concerns or security threat to the front desk. (213) 742-0387. A phone call can be very helpful in preventing and decreasing security risks. Your cooperation is appreciated by all who call Luma their home.
ELEVATORS ~ If someone is in the elevator and cannot seem to select a floor, please do not scan your fob. Please direct the person to the front desk. This will prevent unauthorized access.
PARKING GATES, GARAGE ~ If a resident approaches the gate and there is a car and/or person waiting, DO NOT open the gate, unless you can confirm the person is a resident. Otherwise, wait a moment to make sure the person has a garage remote. If they remain in front of the gate, contact the front desk to report the person in front of the gate. Residents may go around to the alternate entrance or wait for Luma staff to verify the person at the gate. Please contact the front desk if you notice any suspicious foot traffic or activity around the parking gates. Never leave valuables in plain view. Personal items, including cell phones, GPS devices, laptops or backpacks/purses should be removed from vehicle. If you must leave personal items in your vehicle, place them inside the trunk and/or out of sight.
HOMELESS ~ There has been an increase in the number of Homeless individuals in the area recently. Please be sure to call in any sightings near the garage gates or around the immediate area to the SPBID (213) 841-1181, or police and/or the Front Desk (213) 742-0387.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TIPS ~ Getting around the Los Angeles Metropolitan area can be easily done by using public transportation. As one of the largest cities in the nation, Los Angeles has a variety of means of public transportation options available to the public. Visitors can easily access taxis, Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) buses, vans, limousine services and/or the metrolink system. In order to decrease crime, the use of public transportation requires precaution. Arriving safely at your destination can be made possible by taking proper measures.
• Be aware of your surroundings
• Use only recognized ground transportation services available at authorized bus, van, limousines and taxi pick-up points
• Be wary of solicitors offering alleged low cost service. It may turn out to be unreliable, expensive and uninsured
• Los Angeles taxicabs must bear the Los Angeles City Department of Transportation seal on the doors
• Do not display large amounts of cash, expensive jewelry, cameras, bag or other items that may draw attention
• If you carry a purse or shoulder bag, make certain in it securely closed and hold it in front of you and/or close to your body
• Do not advertise you are a tourist, identify the location you want to visit and check maps thoroughly before you go out
• Always wait in well-lit areas
• Try and wait near other people
• If anyone bothers you, make noise so others can hear
• When riding buses, sit in an aisle seat and if possible near the driver
• When riding taxis, have the driver wait until you’re safely inside
• If confronted by an aggressive individual to relinquish your property, do not resist. Your belongings are not worth your life or serious injury
Please remember that residents should not rely on the Association to protect them from loss, harm or reporting of criminal activities. Residents should take every precaution to secure themselves and their personal belongings such as but not limited to, carrying insurance against loss, keeping doors (cars and units) locked, refusing to open any doors to strangers, asking workmen for identification and reporting anyone who is acting in a suspicious manner.
In the past it has been the practice of Luma to eblast criminal activity reported to the Association, however, after conducting a thorough review of crime prevention efforts legal counsel has advised against this practice. The Association suggests you reach out to local law enforcement to obtain information regarding criminal activities in your neighborhood and the City in general. You should never rely on the Association or other agencies that do not specialize in law enforcement for this type of information.